Specialized Microencapsulated Vitamin C for
Poultry and Swine
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AGRANCO World Distribution Network
Agranco Group is a manufacturing and sales organization headquartered in Coral
Gables, Florida and manufacturing companies located in Mexico and the U.S. It
has a network of distributors in Mexico, United States, Central America, South
America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, all dedicated to providing
distribution and service of our products, with its own staff of engineers, technical
specialists and PhD in every area of activity.
Animal Nutrition: Selective Adsorbents Mycotoxins, Organic Minerals
microencapsulated probiotics and Immunomodulators, Enzymes, Yeast and
Microflora regulators.
Agricultural Industry: Organic Insecticides, Fertilizers, natural and
Aquaculture Industry: Yeast, Enzymes, Probiotics and oligosaccharides for
shrimp and fish rations.
Food Processing : Disinfectants food for human consumption.
Sugar Industry : Stabilizers of pure cane juice
Water Treatment : Decomposers of organic matter and water purification.
The products are marketed under its own brand, are unique and specific to
improving processes in each industry, having fully researched about them, proving
their effectiveness in every field. We invite you to evaluate waiting to exceed your
expectations and be part of our user list.
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Vitamin C and Agra-C in Aquaculture
Pure Vitamin C is unstable and when subject to feed processing of any sort it loses
stability rapidly. Vitamin C is very unstable. It oxidizes rapidly when exposed to air
and heat.
Vitamin C is required by fish, as they lack the ability to synthesize this vital
nutrient. Some Vitamin C is provided by dietary ingredients; however,
supplemental Vitamin C is required under several situations. In supplementing
Vitamin C to fish, adjustments must be made to accommodate for the losses that
occur during feed processing and storage, and also losses that occur because of
leaching of Vitamin C into water. Chemically and physically stabilized forms of
Vitamin C exist to counter these losses of Vitamin C and are used extensively in
the industry.
In conclusion, Raw Vitamin C is unstable, loses its potency when subjected to feed
processing, heat and air. It oxidizes rapidly. Microencapsulated Vitamin C is a
stabilized form of Vitamin C that can withstand the rigors of feed processing and
remains intact when fed. It does not leach out in water.
Certified Quality
The preferred form of Vitamin C to use depends on feed processing conditions and
to the specie fed. For cold pelleting diets, Microencapsulated Vitamin C, which is
physically stabilized using high quality microencapsulation technology, is preferred.
Enzymes present in a feed matrix can cleave the phosphate groups off chemically
stabilized Vitamin C and thereby lowering its overall stability. For steam pelleted
diets, both technologies can be effective with the Microencapsulated Vitamin C
providing more benefits especially for species such as shrimp with short
gastrointestinal tract. For species with short gastrointestinal tract
Microencapsulated Vitamin C is more bioavailable than chemically derived Vitamin
C. This is because in chemically stabilized Vitamin C there is incomplete cleavage
of the phosphate esters of the Vitamin C molecule which causes decrease
Certified Quality
Ascorbic Acid Bioavailable
70 %
General dosis: (biolavailable 99.0 %):
Fresh water and marine fish: 100 grs./mt of feed.
Product Description:
AGRA-C Ascorbic Acid 70% consists of a white to off-white, fine beadlets. Each gram of AGRA-C,
Ascorbic Acid 70% is manufactured to contain 700 gm of Ascorbic Ascobic, (USP) in a matrix
component of vegetable origin which is Non-Genetically Modified.
Assay-Ascorbic Acid
660 – 740 mg/g
Positive for Ascorbic Acid
Particle Size
# 20 U.S. Std. Sieve
# 200 U.S. Std Sieve
NMT 5% On
NLT 80% On
Microbial Count
NMT 200 CFU/g
E. Coli
Salmonella Spp
White to off-white, fine beadlets
Stability: AGRA-C Ascorbic Acid 70 % is physically and chemically stable when stored in dry, cool place at a
controlled room temperature between 50 to 86
degrees F or 15 to 30 degrees C.
Manufacturer and Worldwide Distributor
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