Optimizing piglet performance through appetite stimulation and gut health

Commonly used in feed to enhance appetite by providing an attractive taste, their function is to target the receptors of the 5 main tastes, namely: sweet, salty, bitter, acid and umami. Many tests and studies have demonstrated the positive effect on the condition of animals and consequently improved performances.

It is known that a good taste enhancer improves the taste of feed and stimulate consumption. However, some molecules, such as monosodium glutamate (umami taste), present in some product, are known to trigger a hormonal secretion (cholecystokinin (CCK) hormones) reducing animals’ appetite. Sweet flavor enhancers, such as Sucram products, do not contain them.