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Healthy Salmon And Seafood Pigment

Panaferd®-AX is a unique natural source of carotenoids used for the natural color of salmonids such as salmon and trout. The color is naturally sourced from microorganisms making it the best organic source of pigment.

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Enjoy the Benefits of Panaferd®-AX for Salmon

Panaferd®-AX is the most efficient and natural way to supply farmed salmonids the carotenoids they need for their health and color.

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Panaferd® Quick Facts

  • Made with industrial grade resin
  • FDA compliant and food safe
  • Breathable packaging
  • Longer produce shelf life in the case of fruits and vegetables
  • Machine fillable
  • Flexible ways for product packaging
    Multiple closures for bags

Application Solutions

Consumer expectations for healthier, more natural food are high around the globe. The development of organic aquaculture is a clear answer to this market request. High-profile food stores around the world have developed their own seafood quality standards, raising the major issues of sustainability and food safety in the public eye.


In a marketplace with growing consumer awareness, Panaferd®-AX offers the seafood and retail industries a great opportunity. Being a natural pigment, Panaferd® allows retailers and producers to market their products to consumer segments who expect premium value.

The Natural Choice

Thanks to mother nature, the Paracoccus carotinifaciens microorganism contains various carotenoids which will sustain the fish color but also participate to its good health. The most important of these being astaxanthin.

Benefits of Panaferd

  Naturally derived color

  Includes super antioxidants

  Provides proteins and other nutrients


Healthier, More Natural Food

Astaxanthin, a main antioxidant in wild salmon that promotes pigmentation, can exist in various isomeric forms. In Panaferd®-AX, the isomeric form of astaxanthin is identical to that found in wild salmon. This isomeric form of astaxanthin can be detected in the flesh of your fish and is a key marker of the final product’s natural origins.

Additional antioxidants and nutrients found in Panaferd® make it much more than just a pigment – it is also a key ingredient to a healthier fish and a higher market value for your products. The use of natural pigment, like Panaferd – allows producers to physically distinguish their products, and sell to the most discerning food stores, processors, and chefs.

Health Benefits in Panaferd®-AX

Carotenoids Distribution in Panaferd®-AX

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