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NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR IMPROVED NUTRITIONAL AND FUNCTIONAL VALUE OF PEA PROTEIN

Objective

The main objectives of the project are :

- to use new technologies to develop improved pea protein products which
are devoid of antiphysiological and antinutritional factors;
- to design and develop a technical process to prepare improved pea protein
products under pilot plant and factory conditions;
- to evaluate the functional and sensory properties of improved pea protein
products added to a variety of foods for human consumption;
- to screen in vitro and in animal models the nutritional properties and
antigenicity of the protein products;
- to develop an infant formula based on the improved pea protein products
and to evaluate the formula for antigenicity and protein quality in animals
and iron absorption in infants.

The aim is to develop pea protein products with a high bioavailability of minerals, a high nutritive value of the protein and a low antigenicity. The work will contain evaluation of genetic variation of peas and selection of suitable starting materials of peas for preparation of pea protein products. The results from these studies together with technological and sensorial evaluations of the protein products will be used for selection of pea proteins to be used in test products for adults and infants.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY A.B.
Address
Frans Perssons Väg, 6 - C/o Sik - P.o. Box 5401
412 76 Göteborg
Sweden

Participants (6)

ADRIA - ASSOCIATION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE LA RECHERCHE APPLIQUEE AUX INDUSTRIES AGRO-ALIMENTAIRES
France
Address
Rue De L'universite, 6
29191 Quimper
EIDGENÖSSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE - ZÜRICH
Switzerland
Address
P.o. Box 474
8803 Rüschlikon
SEMPER A.B.
Sweden
Address
Torsgatan, 14
105 46 Stockholm
SOCIETE DES PROTEINES ET INGREDIENTS ALIMENTAIRES NATURELS S.A.
Belgium
Address
Route Fluviale, 10
7740 Warcoing
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Tietotie, 2 - P.o. Box 1501
02044 Espoo
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Denmark
Address
Dtu - Building 224 - Anker Engelundsvej, 1
2800 Lyngby