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Innovative biotechnological solutions for the production of new bakery functional foods

Objective

Nutritional iron deficiency (ID) is estimated to affect 1.5–2 billion people worldwide. In the Western society, consumers are increasingly adopting a preventive dietary strategy to reduce food intake or the consumption of specific foods, thus leading to the decrease of micronutrient intake correlated to ID. BAKE4FUN responds to the needs of food SMEs of innovating food formulations and technologies to overcome the negative effect of iron fortification of bakery products on their sensorial characteristics in order to produce bakery foods with an improved nutritional profile and health-promoting effects.
In particular, BAKE4FUN aims to provide design, validate and develop innovative health-promoting bakery products based on a new iron microencapsulation technology and on the use of non-conventional high-added value whole grain flours, able to obtain healthy, sustainable and ethically correct products, to increase antioxidant intake and to improve the gut microflora.
Research activities to be carried out within BAKE4FUN will be focused on i) the bioavailability of microencapsulated iron in fortified breads, their effects on the iron status, on biomarkers of oxidation and inflammation; ii) the effect of bread obtained by the sourdough fermentation of non-conventional grains on the gut microbiota, the glycaemic load, and the inflammatory and oxidative status.
The BAKE4FUN project brings together 7 partners from 3 EU Member States: 3 RTD Performers will make their multidisciplinary and complementary expertise in the areas of food technology, microbiology and in vitro/in vivo analyses available to 4 SMEs operating in the food market. The project results are expected to have a significant impact on the competitiveness of SME Participants that will be able to expand their business by adding to their product range new food formulations and healthy bakery products, obtained through a combination of non conventional grains and innovative bread-making processes.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/bioprocessing technologies/fermentation
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/electrochemistry/electrolysis
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 40 792
Administrative Contact
Andrea Gianotti (Dr.)

Participants (6)

AINIA
Spain
Address
Calle Benjamin Franklin 5-11 Valencia Parc Tecnologic
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Paz Villalba (Ms)
POLITECHNIKA LODZKA
Poland
Address
Ulica Zeromskiego 116
90 924 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Malgorzata Bryszewska (Dr.)
PROMETEO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 278 500
Address
Via Metauro 10 Zona Artigianale 10
61029 Urbino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimo Fiorani (Mr.)
INVESTIGACION Y DESAROLLO PANADERO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 276 080
Address
Calle Mayor 69
46115 Alfara Del Patriarca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Luisa Llin (Ms)
EMILIO PENA SA*EPSA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 164 600
Address
Calle Dels Llibrers 19 Pol Ind
46900 Torrent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emilio Pena (Mr.)
LILIANA KLAUDIA LEHRER RYCHEL
Poland
EU contribution
€ 114 028
Address
Ul. Kosciuszki 107
42 582 Rogoznik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Liliana Rychel (Mrs)