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ERA Chair for Food (By-) Products Valorisation Technologies of the Estonian University of Life Sciences


Key Performance Indicators

The recap of all publications done by involved institutes in the 3 years prior to the project start in high impact journals and in then given research field.

ERA Chair communication plan and toolset

A communication plan specifying the exact target groups, messages and channels for achieving enough traction for the project; a toolset facilitating communication with target audiences

Data management plan

Following H2020 data management guidelines, a tailored plan will be created and developed throughout the project according to the progress made;

Updated dissemination and exploitation plan

Once the ERA Chair team is in place the exact content of WP4 activities will be planned in detail in line with WP3 activities resulting in a dissemination and exploitation plan

ERA Chair development plan

A vision and action plan for the ERA Chair guiding all future activities responsibility of the ERA Chair holder

ERA Chair website

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Phytochemical characterization and antimicrobial evaluation of young leaf/shoot and press cake extracts from Hipphophae rhamnoides L.

Author(s): Radenkovs, Vitalijs; Püssa, Tõnu; Juhnevica-Radenkova, Karina; Anton, Dea; Seglina, Dalija
Published in: Food Bioscience, 24, 2018, Page(s) 56-66, ISSN 2212-4292
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.fbio.2018.05.010

Comparison of chemical composition of Hypericum perforatum and H. maculatum in Estonia.

Author(s): Rusalepp, Linda; Raal, Ain; Püssa, Tõnu; Mäeorg, Uno
Published in: Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 73, 2017, Page(s) 14-46, ISSN 0305-1978
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.bse.2017.06.004

Changes in Polyphenols Contents and Antioxidant Capacities of Organically and Conventionally Cultivated Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) Fruits during Ripening.

Author(s): Anton, Dea; Bender, Ingrid; Kaart, Tanel; Roasto, Mati; Heinonen, Marina; Luik, Anne; Püssa, Tõnu
Published in: Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Article ID 2367453, 2017, Page(s) 1-10, ISSN 1687-8760
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
DOI: 10.1155/2017/2367453

Fractionation of sea buckthorn pomace and seeds into valuable components by using high pressure and enzyme-assisted extraction methods

Author(s): V. Kitrytė, D. Povilaitis, V. Kraujalienė, V. Šulniūtė, A. Pukalskas and P. R. Venskutonis
Published in: LWT – Food Science and Technology, 85 (part B), 2017, Page(s) 534-538, ISSN 0023-6438
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.lwt.2017.02.041

Metabolic profiling discriminates between strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa Duch.) cultivars grown in Finland or Estonia.

Author(s): Kårlund, A.; Moor, U.; McDougall, G.; Lehtonen, M.; Karjalainen, R.O.; Hanhineva, K.
Published in: Food Research international, 89 (1), 2016, Page(s) 647−653, ISSN 0963-9969
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodres.2016.09.013

Valorization of food processing wastes and by-products for bioplastic production

Author(s): Katrin Jõgi, Rajeev Bhat
Published in: Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy, 18, 2020, Page(s) 100326, ISSN 2352-5541
Publisher: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.scp.2020.100326

Engineered Microbes for Pigment Production Using Waste Biomass

Author(s): Usmani, Zeba; Sharma, Minaxi; Sudheer, Surya; Gupta, Vijai K.; Bhat, Rajeev
Published in: Current Genomics, 21, 2020, Page(s) 80-95, ISSN 1389-2029
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
DOI: 10.2174/1389202921999200330152007

Pretreatment of lignocelluloses for enhanced biogas production: A review on influencing mechanisms and the importance of microbial diversity

Author(s): Safoora Mirmohamadsadeghi, Keikhosro Karimi, Reza Azarbaijani, Laleh Parsa Yeganeh, Irini Angelidaki, Abdul-Sattar Nizami, Rajeev Bhat, Kavya Dashora, Virendra Kumar Vijay, Mortaza Aghbashlo, Vijai Kumar Gupta, Meisam Tabatabaei
Published in: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 135, 2021, Page(s) 110173, ISSN 1364-0321
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2020.110173

Selenium supplementation of diets of dairy cows to produce Se-enriched cheese

Author(s): Ling, Katri; Henno, Merike; Jõudu, Ivi; Püssa, Tõnu; Jaakson, Hanno; Kass, Marko; Anton, Dea; Ots, Meelis
Published in: International Dairy Journal, 71, 2017, Page(s) 76-81, ISSN 0958-6946
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.idairyj.2017.03.004

Qualitative Properties of the Fruits of Blackcurrant Ribes nigrum L. Genotypes in Conventional and Organic Cultivation.

Author(s): Kikas, Ave; Kahu, Kersti; Arus, Liina; Kaldmäe, Hedi; Rätsep, Reelika; Libek, Asta-Virve
Published in: Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Section B. Natural, Exact, and Applied Sciences., 71 (3), 2017, Page(s) 190−197, ISSN 2255-890X
Publisher: Sciendo
DOI: 10.1515/prolas-2017-0032

The effect of replacing barley with glycerol in the diet of dairy cows on rumen parameters and milk fatty acid profile.

Author(s): Ariko, Tiia; Kass, Marko; Henno, Merike; Fievez, Veerle; Kärt, Olav; Kaart, Tanel; Ots, Meelis
Published in: Animal Feed Science and Technology, 209, 2015, Page(s) 69−78, ISSN 0377-8401
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2015.08.004

Polyphenols and Resveratrol from Discarded Leaf Biomass of Grapevine (Vitis sp.): Effect of Cultivar and Viticultural Practices in Estonia

Author(s): Reelika Rätsep, Kadri Karp, Mariana Maante-Kuljus, Alar Aluvee, Rajeev Bhat
Published in: Agriculture, 10/9, 2020, Page(s) 393, ISSN 2077-0472
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/agriculture10090393

Batch and Fed-Batch Ethanol Fermentation of Cheese-Whey Powder with Mixed Cultures of Different Yeasts

Author(s): Csilla Farkas, Judit M. Rezessy-Szabó, Vijai Kumar Gupta, Erika Bujna, Tuan M. Pham, Klára Pásztor-Huszár, László Friedrich, Rajeev Bhat, Vijay Kumar Thakur, Quang D. Nguyen
Published in: Energies, 12/23, 2019, Page(s) 4495, ISSN 1996-1073
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/en12234495

Chokeberry pomace valorization into food ingredients by enzyme-assisted extraction: process optimization and product characterization

Author(s): V. Kitrytė, V. Kraujalienė, V. Šulniūtė, P. R. Venskutonis
Published in: Food and Bioproducts Processing, 105, 2017, Page(s) 36-50, ISSN 0960-3085
Publisher: Institution of Chemical Engineers
DOI: 10.1016/j.fbp.2017.06.001

Fatty acid profile of milk from Saanen and Swedish Landrace goats.

Author(s): Yurchenko, S.; Sats, A.; Tatar, V.; Kaart, T.; Mootse, H.; Jõudu, I.
Published in: Food Chemistry, 254, 2018, Page(s) 326-332, ISSN 0308-8146
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.02.041

Comparative study of microbiological, chemical and sensory properties of kefirs produced in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Author(s): Anton, D.; Raudsepp, P.; Roasto, M.; Meremäe, K.; Kuusik, S.; Toomik, P.; Elias, P.; Laikoja, K.; Kaart, T.; Lepiku, M.; Püssa, T.
Published in: Journal of Dairy Research, 83(1), 2016, Page(s) 89-95, ISSN 0022-0299
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
DOI: 10.1017/s0022029915000710

Valorization of seabuckthorn pomace to obtain bioactive carotenoids: An innovative approach of using green extraction techniques (ultrasonic and microwave-assisted extractions) synergized with green solvents (edible oils)

Author(s): Minaxi Sharma, ShehzadHussain, TatsianaShalima, RiinaAav, RajeevBhat
Published in: Industrial Crops and Products, 175, 2022, Page(s) 114257, ISSN 0926-6690
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2021.114257

Changes in rheological properties of Edam-type cheese during ripening.

Author(s): Henno, Merike; Jõudu, Ivi; Kaart, Tanel; Veskioja, Andre; Ots, Meelis
Published in: Agricultural and Food Science, 26(4), 2017, Page(s) 198-206, ISSN 1795-1895
Publisher: Scientific Agricultural Society of Finland
DOI: 10.23986/afsci.63132

The Sorbus spp.—Underutilised Plants for Foods and Nutraceuticals: Review on Polyphenolic Phytochemicals and Antioxidant Potential

Author(s): Viive Sarv, Petras Rimantas Venskutonis, Rajeev Bhat
Published in: Antioxidants, 9/9, 2020, Page(s) 813, ISSN 2076-3921
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/antiox9090813

Application of Raw and Defatted by Supercritical CO2 Hemp Seed Press-Cake and Sweet Grass Antioxidant Extract in Pork Burger Patties

Author(s): Kristi Kerner, Ivi Jõudu, Alo Tänavots, Petras Rimantas Venskutonis
Published in: Foods, 10(8), 2021, Page(s) 1904, ISSN 2304-8158
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/foods10081904

Valorisation of Sea Buckthorn Pomace by Optimization of Ultrasonic-Assisted Extraction of Soluble Dietary Fibre Using Response Surface Methodology

Author(s): Shehzad Hussain, Minaxi Sharma, Rajeev Bhat
Published in: Foods, 10/6, 2021, Page(s) 1330, ISSN 2304-8158
Publisher: MDPI AG
DOI: 10.3390/foods10061330

Valorization of fruits and vegetable wastes and by-products to produce natural pigments

Author(s): Minaxi Sharma, Zeba Usmani, Vijai Kumar Gupta, Rajeev Bhat
Published in: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 41/4, 2021, Page(s) 535-563, ISSN 0738-8551
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
DOI: 10.1080/07388551.2021.1873240

Trace metals transfer during vine cultivation and winemaking processes.

Author(s): Vystavna, Y.; Zaichenko, L.; Klimenko, N.; Rätsep, R.
Published in: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 97(13), 2017, Page(s) 4520-4525, ISSN 0022-5142
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.8318

Optimization of Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction of Phloretin and Other Phenolic Compounds from Apple Tree Leaves (Malus domestica Borkh.) and Comparison of Different Cultivars from Estonia

Author(s): Sana Ben-Othman, Hedi Kaldmäe, Reelika Rätsep, Uko Bleive, Alar Aluvee, Toonika Rinken
Published in: Antioxidants, 10/2, 2021, Page(s) 189, ISSN 2076-3921
Publisher: MDPI AG
DOI: 10.3390/antiox10020189

Comparison of soil-to-root transfer and translocation coefficients oftrace elements in vines of Chardonnay and Muscat white grown in thesame vineyard.

Author(s): Vystavna, Yuliya; Rätsep, Reelika; Klymenko, Nina; Drozd, Olena; Pidlisnyuk, Valentina; Klymenko, Mykola
Published in: Scientia Horticulturae, 192, 2015, Page(s) 89−96, ISSN 0304-4238
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2015.05.019

Compositional evaluation of hot-pressed rapeseed cake for the purpose of bioplastic production

Author(s): Jõgi, Katrin; Malenica, Dunja; Jõudu, Ivi; Bhat, Rajeev
Published in: Agronomy Research, 19(S1), 2021, Page(s) 788-794, ISSN 1406-894X
Publisher: Estonian Agricultural University
DOI: 10.15159/ar.21.033

Immobilization of Pectinolytic Enzymes on Nylon 6/6 Carriers

Author(s): Sana Ben-Othman, Toonika Rinken
Published in: Applied Sciences, 11/10, 2021, Page(s) 4591, ISSN 2076-3417
Publisher: MDPI AG
DOI: 10.3390/app11104591

Extraction of Carotenoids from Pumpkin Peel and Pulp: Comparison between Innovative Green Extraction Technologies (Ultrasonic and Microwave-Assisted Extractions Using Corn Oil)

Author(s): Minaxi Sharma, Rajeev Bhat
Published in: Foods, 10/4, 2021, Page(s) 787, ISSN 2304-8158
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/foods10040787

Newly introduced strawberry genotypes for Nordic Baltic conditions.

Author(s): Kikas, A.; Arus, L.; Kaldmäe, H.; Libek, A.-V.
Published in: Horticultural Science (HORTSCI), 44 (3), 2017, Page(s) 141−147, ISSN 0862-867X
Publisher: Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences
DOI: 10.17221/52/2016-hortsci

Impact of Weather Conditions and Farming Systems on Size Distribution of Starch Granules and Flour Yield of Winter Wheat

Author(s): Keres, Alaru, Talgre, Luik, Eremeev, Sats, Jõudu, Riisalu, Loit
Published in: Agriculture, 10/1, 2020, Page(s) 22, ISSN 2077-0472
Publisher: MDPI AG
DOI: 10.3390/agriculture10010022

Bioactives from Agri-Food Wastes: Present Insights and Future Challenges

Author(s): Sana Ben-Othman, Ivi Jõudu, Rajeev Bhat
Published in: Molecules, 25/3, 2020, Page(s) 510, ISSN 1420-3049
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/molecules25030510

Review article: Current research trends in fruit and vegetables wastes and by-products management-Scope and opportunities in the Estonian context

Author(s): D. Malenica and R. Bhat
Published in: Agronomy Research, 2020, Page(s) 1760-1795, ISSN 1406-894X
Publisher: Estonian Agricultural University
DOI: 10.15159/ar.20.086

Bovine colostrum whey: Postpartum changes of particle size distribution and immunoglobulin G concentration at different filtration pore sizes

Author(s): A. Sats, T. Kaart, V. Poikalainen, A. Aare, L. Lepasalu, H. Andreson, I. Jõudu
Published in: Journal of Dairy Science, 2020, ISSN 0022-0302
Publisher: American Dairy Science Association
DOI: 10.3168/jds.2019-17604

Antioxidants Characterization of the Fruit, Juice, and Pomace of Sweet Rowanberry (Sorbus aucuparia L.) Cultivated in Estonia

Author(s): Viive Sarv, Petras Rimantas Venskutonis, Reelika Rätsep, Alar Aluvee, Rita Kazernavičiūtė, Rajeev Bhat
Published in: Antioxidants, 10(11), 2021, Page(s) 1779, ISSN 2076-3921
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/antiox10111779

Effect of post-harvest flame-defoliation on strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa Duch.) growth and fruit biochemical composition

Author(s): Reelika RÄTSEP, Ulvi MOOR, Ele VOOL, Kadri KARP
Published in: Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 102(4), 2015, Page(s) 403-410, ISSN 1392-3196
Publisher: Lietuvos Zemdirbystes Institutas
DOI: 10.13080/z-a.2015.102.051

Recovery of Polyphenols from Vineyard Pruning Wastes—Shoots and Cane of Hybrid Grapevine (Vitis sp.) Cultivars

Author(s): Reelika Rätsep, Kadri Karp, Mariana Maante-Kuljus, Alar Aluvee, Hedi Kaldmäe, Rajeev Bhat
Published in: Antioxidants, 10/7, 2021, Page(s) 1059, ISSN 2076-3921
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/antiox10071059

Dietary Fiber from Underutilized Plant Resources—A Positive Approach for Valorization of Fruit and Vegetable Wastes

Author(s): Shehzad Hussain, Ivi Jõudu, Rajeev Bhat
Published in: Sustainability, 12/13, 2020, Page(s) 5401, ISSN 2071-1050
Publisher: MDPI Open Access Publishing
DOI: 10.3390/su12135401

Biorefining of blackcurrant pomace into high value functional ingredients using supercritical CO2, pressurized liquid and enzyme assisted extractions.

Author(s): H.I. Oktay Basegmez, D. Povilaitis, V. Kitrytė, V. Kraujalienė, V. Šulniūtė, C. Alasalvar, P. R. Venskutonis
Published in: The Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 10–19, 2017, Page(s) 124, ISSN 0896-8446
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.supflu.2017.01.003

The Fatty acid composition of Estonian and Latvian retail milk; implications for human nutrition compared with a designer milk.

Author(s): Henno, Merike; Ariko, Tiia; Kaart, Tanel; Kuusik, Sirje; Ling, Katri; Kass, Marko; Jaakson, Hanno; Leming, Ragnar; Givens, D.Ian; Sterna, Vita; Ots, Meelis
Published in: Journal of Dairy Research, 85(2), 2018, Page(s) 247-250, ISSN 0022-0299
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
DOI: 10.1017/s0022029918000183

Quality of raw milk intended for direct consumption in Estonia. Food Control

Author(s): Kalmus, Piret; Kramarenko, Toomas; Roasto, Mati; Meremäe, Kadrin; Viltrop, Arvo
Published in: Food Control, 51, 2015, Page(s) 135-139, ISSN 0956-7135
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2014.11.018

Bio-Based Formulations for Sustainable Applications in Agri-Food-Pharma

Author(s): Sharma, Minaxi; Bhat, Rajeev; Usmani, Zeba; McClements, David Julian; Shukla, Pratyoosh; Raghavendra, Vinay B.; Gupta, Vijai Kumar
Published in: Biomolecules, 11(5), 2021, Page(s) 768, ISSN 2218-273X
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/biom11050768

Quercetin: A Bioactive Compound Imparting Cardiovascular and Neuroprotective Benefits: Scope for Exploring Fresh Produce, Their Wastes, and By-Products

Author(s): Irshad Ul Haq Bhat, Rajeev Bhat
Published in: Biology, 10/7, 2021, Page(s) 586, ISSN 2079-7737
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/biology10070586

Effect of raspberry pomace extracts isolated by high pressure extraction on the quality and shelf-life of beef burgers.

Author(s): N. Kryževičūtė, I. Jaime, A. M. Diez, J. Rovira, P. R. Venskutonis
Published in: International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 52 (8), 2017, Page(s) 1852–1861, ISSN 1365-2621
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/ijfs.13460

Content of health-beneficial compounds and sensory properties of organic apple juice as affected by processing technology.

Author(s): Heinmaa, Lagle; Moor, Ulvi; Põldma, Priit; Raudsepp, Piret; Kidmaose, Ulla; Lo Scalzo, Roberto
Published in: LWT - Food Science and Technology, 85 (B), 2017, Page(s) 372−379, ISSN 0023-6438
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.lwt.2016.11.044

Emerging issues and challenges in agri-food supply chain

Author(s): Rajeev Bhat, Ivi Jõudu
Published in: Sustainable Food Supply Chains, 2019, Page(s) 23-37, ISBN 9780-128134115
Publisher: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-813411-5.00002-8

Bioactive Compounds of Plum Mango (Bouea microphylla Griffith)

Author(s): Nithiya Shanmuga Rajan, Rajeev Bhat
Published in: Bioactive Compounds in Underutilized Fruits and Nuts, 2020, Page(s) 529-541, ISBN 978-3-030-30181-1
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-30182-8_36

Applications of Lignin in the Agri-Food Industry

Author(s): Rajeev Bhat, Aziz Ahmad, Ivi Jõudu
Published in: Lignin - Biosynthesis and Transformation for Industrial Applications, 2020, Page(s) 275-298, ISBN 978-3-030-40662-2
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-40663-9_10

Bioactive Compounds of Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.)

Author(s): Rajeev Bhat
Published in: Bioactive Compounds in Underutilized Fruits and Nuts, 2020, Page(s) 145-156, ISBN 978-3-030-30181-1
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-30182-8_4

Bioactive Compounds of Rhubarb (Rheum Species)

Author(s): Rajeev Bhat
Published in: Bioactive Compounds in Underutilized Vegetables and Legumes, 2020, Page(s) 1-16, ISBN 978-3-030-44578-2
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-44578-2_14-1

Bioactive Compounds of Allium Species

Author(s): Rajeev Bhat
Published in: Bioactive Compounds in Underutilized Vegetables and Legumes, 2020, Page(s) 1-20, ISBN 978-3-030-44578-2
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-44578-2_17-1


Author(s): Ivi Jõudu, Piia Pääso, Rajeev Bhat
Published in: "Abstract Book. FOODBALT 2019 13th Baltic Conference on Food Science ""Food. Nutrition. Well-being."" and NEEFOOD 2019 5th North and East European Congress on Food", 2019, Page(s) 72, ISBN 978-9984-48-317-7
Publisher: LLU, Faculty of Food Technology