The cysts (eggs) of the crustacean Artemia possess immense biochemical value that is associated with a high content of proteins, carbohydrates, amino acids and vitamins.
Nauplii obtained from cysts (live feed), are used as starter feed in
the rearing of juveniles of valuable fish species and shrimp. In the practice of fisheries and aquaculture Artemia cysts are rightly considered as food number 1.
The high content of protein, amino acids (including essential), vitamins B1-B9 puts Artemia in first place in forage production as a protein active vitamin supplements for feeding poultry and farm animals.
Deeper processing of Artemia cysts with extraction of amino acids, chitin and a number of fatty acids allows to obtain the drugs and substances used in perfumery, medicine, food additives and highly stimulating biologics.
Moisture content is not more than 45% (raw Artemia cysts); not more than 5 - 8 % (dry Artemia cysts).
Mass fraction of impurities is 0.5%.
The mass fraction of the shell is not more than 5.0%.
Mass fraction of a full cyst is not less than 95%.
Hatching: 60+%; 70+%; 80+%.
Radioactivity is absent.
Bacteriological contamination is absent.
All the technological stages of collection and processing of Artemia cysts are accompanied by analyses of raw materials and finished products for each batch, collection, party salt flushing and batch drying.
The following quality indicators: the presence of impurities, fullness, moisture content, rate of hatching (germination) are examined.
The biological and radiological monitoring is carried out .