The Surprising Contributions of Malt Extract and Molasses to Pet Nutrition

The Surprising Contributions of Malt Extract and Molasses to Pet Nutrition

Malt historically has been an attractive ingredient in pet food and animal feed for its whole grain derived nutritional contributions. Some of the more common associations with malt include:

Minerals: including calcium, copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium and zinc. Copper and seleni-um are integral as antioxidant enzyme co-factors which help shorten recovery in sporting and working dogs.

From malt extract, B Vitamins: (niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, thiamin, nicotinic acid, Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), biotin, and folic acid). Vitamins are primary cofactors in metabolism and formulating with vita-min containing ingredients helps aid energy production and utilization in animals that consume them. Continue reading

Malt Products Featured in Instore Magazine

With clean labels being all the rage among consumers these days, various retailers are rethinking their prepared foods ingredients list, and how best to tailor it for mass appeal. When it comes to using sweeteners for those that are made in-house, malt and molasses not only fit the bill for a clean label, but have significant nutritional benefits that can enable your product to boast an even healthier lifestyle than its branded and shipped counterparts. Continue reading

Malt Products Featured in Meura Newsletter

Recently, Malt Products Corporation, located in the USA, entrusted Meura with the order for a new brewhouse of their new malt extract plant, the Malt Company of Ohio. Malt Products Corporation is a world leader in the field of malt extract production and has grown from a regional supplier of malts in 1957 to an international company at present. Continue reading

Malt Products Featured in Baking and Snack Magazine

“Because malt extract is derived from whole grains, I like to call it a ‘nutritious sugar,’ ” said Jim Kappas, vice president, sales and marketing, Malt Products Corp. He compared its potential appeal to the whole grains message that has recently transformed the baking industry. Although used by bakers since ancient times, recent years have seen malt taken out of formulations for cost reduction purposes. Continue reading

Malt and the Production of Scotch, Whiskey, Canadian Whiskey and Bourbon

Many of you are well aware of our Black PearlTM Molasses products and are using them to create interesting and unique Rums.

What you may not know is that we also offer a full line of Malt Extracts; including Rye Malts, Wheat Malts and Corn Extracts. All of them offer a unique opportunity for Distillers to explore the production of Scotch, Whiskey, Canadian Whiskey and Bourbon without an investment in the equipment and expertise necessary to brew grains. Malt Products has that expertise. Continue reading

Plant-derived Extracts and Syrups May Reduce Chronic Disease in Pets

“Fido“ Nutrients: Plant derived extracts and syrups as a source of phytonutrients and other antioxidants which may reduce chronic disease in pets

This presentation will provide an overview of the antioxidant theory as it applies to chronic disease in pets, review past and new quantitative and qualitative data on antioxidants in natural syrups such as malt extracts and molasses, review the latest findings on the in-vitro and in-vivo antioxidant capacity of malt extract and molasses antioxidants, and provide a summary of the potential health effects of using unrefined natural syrups in pet food formulations as compared to other materials. Continue reading