A new ability to increase the Omega-3 content in pork beyond what you find typically is probably somewhere between 100 to 1,000 thousand times greater than you would find in typical pork.
In the spring of 2005 Winnipeg based Prairie Orchard farms received approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to label its pork as being high a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, a compound recognized having positive effects in terms of eye, brain and cardiovascular health, and approximately one year later the product received similar approval from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration.
Prairie Orchard president Willie Hoffman explains the high Omega-3 content is the result of feeding and, being in western Canada, a typical wheat, barley, soy diet is used supplemented with flax, as the source of Omega-3, and vitamins and minerals selected to stabilize the product and improve taste, color and texture.
A functional food is a food or food ingredient that has been shown to affect specific functions or systems in the body. Functional foods play an important role in disease prevention. The FDA has approved health claims on labels for only four functional foods. I think it’s tomato, whole wheat, omega-3 and olive oil and ingredients. Am I right?