Why Krill - They might be small, but their benefits are significant | INVI

They might be small, but their benefits are significant

We need to rethink our world’s food systems. We believe the solution comes from krill.


Wild and powerful

Krill are small crustaceans harvested in the wild waters of Antarctica and an important part of the ecosystem. Through millions of years of evolution, krill’s bioactive components and molecules now sustain a diverse range of species. Gathering in huge swarms to feed on microscopic algae, krill holds a vital position in the marine food chain and for human nutrition.


The superfood of the sea

Antarctic krill is one of the world’s largest single species biomasses. It consist of high quality proteins with a rich mix of amino acids and a superior source of naturally occurring marine minerals. This offers great potential to become an important future high-quality protein source for humans.

“70% of protein consumers are interested in buying krill-based protein” *

*PwC (2020). “Purchasing criteria for US protein consumers”. Unpublished.


A complete amino acid profile is essential for high protein quality

There are nine essential amino acids (EAAs) that the body cannot make by itself and instead must be provided in the diet. Krill protein naturally has an abundance of all of the nine EEAs. This means it is a ‘complete’ protein source, containing all the essentials our body needs to support a strong muscle protein synthesis in humans.

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A novel protein source to meet future demands

With an ever-growing world population, the future need for quality food sources is critical. In order to meet this dramatic increase in food demand, it is essential to find alternative food sources that are sustainable and high in nutritional quality.

Because Antarctic krill is low in the food chain and a superior source of high quality protein, it might be the answer to the growing awareness of, and demand for sustainable protein sources for human nutrition.

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