Wild Alaska seafood powder is a concentrated source of high-quality marine protein with a balanced composition of essential amino acids and marine omega-3 fatty acids.
Seafood powder can be made from most Alaska seafood sources, including underutilized fish byproducts, which represent new economic opportunities for Alaskans. Manufacturing a human‐grade seafood protein powder from Alaska seafood byproducts will simultaneously reduce waste in the environment, increase the value of seafood resources, and provide an important new source of high protein nutrition. This is a clear triple bottom line opportunity for the Alaska seafood industry.
Seafood byproducts are gently processed to yield a dry product that can be rehydrated while maintaining all functionality and nutrition of the natural protein. This unique process protects the proteins and further yields a highly nutritious, digestible fish protein meal. The final product dried powder delivers the specified protein concentration (up to almost 100% pure), essential nutrients, and seafood flavor for use in a broad variety foods and recipes.
The seafood powder is an excellent nutritional supplement and can serve as a dietary therapy for individuals with compromised digestive systems and chronic illness. This ultra-high protein source is a great vehicle for delivering an added variety of trace minerals, as well as a nutritious additive to other foods.
Alaska seafood powder is tailor-made for food aid programs – it successfully enriched school meals in a program in Congo Republic (Brazzaville) during an entire school year. A recipe developed for a food aid program in Haiti illustrates how Alaska seafood powder boosts the protein content of a vegetarian dish:
Adding Alaska Salmon Powder to a pot of pinto beans in a school kitchen in Congo Republic (Brazzaville).
Ginger-Sweet Potato- Chickpea Patties Enriched with Alaska Salmon Powder
4 tablespoons Alaska Salmon Powder
1 ½ cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
½ teaspoon minced jalapeno
1 teaspoon ginger, grated or finely chopped
2 large cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
½ teaspoon coriander
¾ teaspoon madras curry powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup red onion, finely diced
1 sweet potato, roasted and skins discarded and cooled slightly
2 tablespoons flour
- Combine Ingredients
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients with the salmon powder. Mash with a fork to combine.
Shape into patties (about 2 tablespoons of the mixture) and let sit for 15 minutes to set. Before frying, roll the patties in flour and tap off the excess flour.
Heat canola oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. When hot, carefully place the patties in the oil and let cook, 3-4 minutes. Once golden, flip and cook 3-4 minutes further. Repeat until all patties have been cooked. Serve.