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InFatTM– premium fat for infant formula – Fat closer to human milk

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MARIA WENNERMARK1, PINNI RAVEH2
1. AAK Sweden AB, Karlshamn, SE-37482, Sweden, maria.wennermark@aak.com
2. Advanced Lipids AB, joint venture of AAK and Enzymotec, PO Box6, Migdal HaEmeq, 23106, Israel, pinni@enzymotec.com

INFAT
By using InFat, in infant milk formula, not only the energy of human breast milk is supplied to the infant but also the structure of the fat is mimicked. InFat is characterised through a high level of palmitic fatty acid in the middle position (beta position) of the fat molecule thus its generic name Beta palmitate. This enables a closer resemblance to human milk fat than when using standard vegetable oil and also provide additional benefits for the baby such as reduced constipation and increased calcium and energy uptake.

ß-PALMITATE - TRIGLYCERIDE STRUCTURE
In mother's milk, and in infant formulas, up to 50 percent of the