Omega Oils

Our Product Range of Natural and Sustainable PUFA Oils obtained from marine origin or fermentation with a Superior Sensory Profile

BASF’s omega-3 oils have an exceptional sensory profile and superior purity. Our carefully refined products provide consumers with the cleanest form of nutrients. Omega-3 is supported by excellent scientific evidence for many health concerns along all life stages. We provide health ingredients that contribute to a long, healthy and active life. With more than 150 years of experience, we are one of the key industry partner for solutions in the dietary supplements, food, infant nutrition and medical nutrition market.

In some societies, our modern diets have reduced consumption of fish severely. Recent surveys reveal low intakes of the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA in many countries and population groups around the world. Supplements can improve the supply of omega-3 for healthier living by compensating for this reduced intake.

Source of omega-3 fatty acids

The omega-3s eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid (EPA and DHA) have been a part of cells and organisms for millions of years. EPA and DHA are long-chain poly-unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids abundant in seafood and other marine products such as oils from fish, krill and algae. Humans can only synthesize these fatty acids at a slow rate. Omega-3 EPA and DHA are prepared from marine oils, whereas DHA-rich products can be obtained from marine or from algal origin. Arachidonic acid (ARA) is an important omega-6 fatty acid in Early Life Nutrition. This PUFA oil is obtained from fermentation.

Benefits of omega-3 oils

  • We have more than 150 years experience in the human nutrition industry. We have the expertise necessary to consistently provide our customers with a reliable, high-quality, sustainable product.
  • We meet consumer demands by satisfying sensory needs. Our Omega Oil Gold products enable food and supplement marketers to develop innovative, good-tasting products such as fortified food products and food-like supplements.
  • We produce outstandingly pure omega-3 oils by minimizing oxidation of the product and thoroughly removing environmental pollutants.

What makes BASF’s products unique?

BASF is a global market leader in omega-3 solutions. Our premium product offerings are based on more than 150 years of industry experience in marine ingredients and in oleochemistry. Our state-of-the-art processing technologies produce a variety of PUFA ingredients, allowing for flexible application and best compliance.

Our PUFA Oils are conscientiously processed in compliance with the strict requirements of European food hygiene and environmental contaminants regulations. Additionally, the products are checked against the Global Omega-3 EPA and DHA (short GOED) monograph requirements. Independent, accredited laboratories monitor compliance with these criteria. These oils are processed under FSSC 22000 (food safety), halal certification, respectively kosher certification where applicable.


Omega Oil TG Gold products play an important role in providing a suitable base for omega-3 fortification in foods and in food-like supplements such as spoonable oils, syrups and chewable products.

Omega Oil 1812 TG Gold offers balanced omega-3 concentrations and is suitable for functional and medical nutrition, providing bone, joint and muscle support, as well as cardiovascular, metabolic and liver support.

Omega Oil 0525 TG Gold offers specifically high DHA concentration and is suitable for functional, infant and medical nutrition, supporting the brain and memory, metabolism and liver as well as eye health.

DHA Algal Oil and Omega Oil 0525 TG Gold offer specifically high DHA concentration and is suitable for functional, infant and medical nutrition, supporting the brain and memory, metabolism and liver as well as eye health.

ARA Oil Gold is a source of arachidonic acid for Early Life Nutrition. It combines high levels of ARA with an excellent purity profile.

Health Benefits

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to our health, since they play a major role in the development of cognitive functions and in health maintenance. Well-documented research supports benefits of EPA and DHA in heart, brain and cognitive health, and in pre-natal brain and eye development. Scientific evidence supports benefits from omega-3 consumption throughout all life stages, for pregnant women, children, adults and the elderly.

EPA and DHA have also been shown to support the prevention of liver diseases and thus help to improve the quality of life. Consumers are well aware of the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids and the need to increase the intake of omega-3s for a balanced diet.

ARA works hand in hand with DHA to support a healthy infant development. Both play an important role in the structure and function of cell membranes, specifically in brain, heart and vascular epithelium. They are important for normal immune functions.

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Disclaimer: The data contained in this publication are based on our current knowledge and experience. In view of the many factors that may affect processing and application of our product, these data do not relieve processors from carrying out their own investigations and tests; neither do these data imply any guarantee of certain properties, nor the suitability of the product for a specific purpose. Any descriptions, drawings, photographs, data, proportions, weights, etc. given herein may change without prior information and do not constitute the agreed contractual quality of the product. It is the responsibility of the recipient of our products to ensure that any proprietary rights and existing laws and legislations are observed.

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