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NUTRITIONAL STUDIES ON DRIED FUNCTIONAL INGREDIENTS CONTAINING N-3 POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS

Objective



Role of diet in diseases and disorders : Use of dose response studies to define the lowest level of intake of n-3 PUFA which exert a positive nutritional effect against biomakers of chronic diseases in humans. These biomarkers include the lowering of plasma triaglycerol, reducing cytokine production and the thrombotic tendancy of blood.

Functional foods : Design a range of microencapsulated n-3 PUFA functional
ingredients with high levels of n-3 PUFA which can be used in a wide range of end products and for a wide range of specific consumer groups.

Nutritional adequacy & bioavailability : Optimise the bioavailability/oxidative stability balance by cooperative effort between process technology development and nutritional bioavailability studies. The technologies evaluated shall include antioxidant stabilisation and microencapsulation.

Tasks : The main tasks involved shall include the following : dose reponse study; sourcing & stabilisation of fish oil; development and use of novel analytical techniques; process development; shelf life optimisation studies; n-3 PUFA bioavailability studies; applications development - explore a number of possible end end use products; the project should be completed in 3 years.

The team : This project is led by a successful Irish Dairy Company who have recently launched a n-3 PUFA

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

GOLDEN VALE PLC.
Address
Kilmallock Road
Charleville, Co. Cork
Ireland

Participants (8)

C.S.I.C.
Spain
Address
Av. Padre Garcia Tejero, 4
41012 Sevilla
DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FÜR LEBENSMITTELTECHNIK E.V.
Germany
Address
Professor-von-klitzing-str., 7
49610 Quakenbrück
INSTITUTE FOR SURFACE CHEMISTRY
Sweden
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vag, 45 - P.o. Box 5607
114 86 Stockholm
TEAGASC
Ireland
Address
Moorepark
Fermoy Co Cork
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK - DANISH INSTITUTE FOR FISHERIES RESEARCH
Denmark
Address
Dtu - Bygning 221
2800 Lyngby
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK
Ireland
Address
Western Road
Cork
UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN - TRINITY COLLEGE
Ireland
Address
Trinity Health Sciences Centre - St. James Hospital
8 Dublin
University of Ulster
United Kingdom
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine