Herbavital depectinised apple pomace

Herbavital apple pomace has a raw fibre content of 28% according to Weender. Herbavital has a much higher raw fibre content when compared to other native raw fibre carriers. However, in addition to the absolute percentage, the quality of the product also plays an important role.

Raw fibre carrier requirements for animal nutrition

  • High raw fibre content
  • Free from anti-nutritive substances, contaminants 
  • Pleasant flavour 
  • Ideal ratio of soluble to insoluble fibres
  • Good availability, storage-stable

Numerous investigations over the past years have proven that mycotoxins are of no relevance in our Herbavital depectinised apple pomace. The raw materials used for the production of Herbavital are apples, which undergo the most stringent food safety and hygiene requirements for juice production. Also as wet apple pomace cannot be stably stored, it is dried to a dry matter content of over 88 % immediately after juice extraction and depectinisation.

Herbavital has a slightly sour taste that is typical of apples and is loved by pigs, cattle, horses and rodents. The taste of the food ration is enhanced. The native malic acids give the product a pH value of 3.5 and thus also promote acidification in the stomach.

Raw fibre composition
With raw fibres, a differentiation is made between soluble and insoluble components. Where Herbavital has a high proportion of soluble raw fibre components, with the classic wood fibres used in animal nutrition almost exclusively insoluble raw fibre components are found.

As regards their effect in the digestive tract of monogastrics the two fractions differ considerably:

  • While insoluble raw fibre components are practically indigestible in the digestive tract and exert a predominantly mechanical stimulus on the digestive tract which, due to the swelling and filling effect, results in a feeling of satiety,
  • soluble raw fibre components cause fermentation in the rear digestive tract generating volatile fatty acids (VFA). They are therefore also referred to as bacterially fermentable substances (BFS). As the generation of the VFA increases, the pH value in the large intestine drops moderately. As far as eubiosis is concerned, this slight reduction in the pH value can be regarded as positive.
    The VFA are further metabolised in the cells of the large intestine mucous membranes. Studies show that up to 30 % of the metabolic requirements of a pig are generated via this fermentation

We can offer you Herbavital in two different fractionations:

  • Herbavital F 12 is a depectinised apple pomace in native crumb form
  • Herbavital P is a depectinised apple pomace in pellet form with a pellet diameter of 8 mm
  • Special types upon request

We would be pleased to advise you about purchasing and application of our Herbavital depectinised apple pomace.