The power of sunflower to reduce the pawprint of petfood

Katarzyna Swirkowicz

We have been thinking: how can we help reduce the pawprint of petfood? Sunflower protein or our Livalta™Sun P46 is one of our answers. Why? Besides its nutritional and functional value, sunflower protein on average has a lower environmental impact than other plant-based proteins frequently used in petfood*.


  • has lower CO2 emissions per ton of product
  • needs less water to grow and the production process of the end product does not require water
  • contributes less to terrestrial acidification linked to a decrease in plant performance and biodiversity
  • contributes less to ozone formation which can lead to plant disappearance and damage to terrestrial ecosystems, as well as negatively impacting human health

The environmental footprint of Livalta™Sun P46 compared to other plant-based proteins used in petfood*

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*Source: Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) assessment 2022; GFLI is a leading life cycle inventory (LCI) database for the agriculture and feed sector. It covers environmental impact data of feed products from cradle-to-processing gate.

The gentle production process of our Livalta™Sun P46 is mechanical, without the use of water or chemicals.

There is no waste:

  • Step 1: the sunflower seeds are cleaned and dehulled. The husks are then used as pellets for heating
  • Step 2: the oil is extracted via cold press
  • Step 3: the sunflower protein is milled and sieved to become Livalta™Sun P46

Our rigorous quality process ensures that Livalta™Sun P46 meets the high standards required by our customers and helps to reduce the pawprint of their petfood.

Please contact us to find out how Livalta can help you responsibly meet your animals needs

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