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Table olive fermentation with selected strains of probiotic lactic acid bacteria. Towards a new functional food

Objective

The aim of the project is to isolate the most appropriate probiotic bacteria from the autochthonous olive microflora, in order to be used as pure starter cultures for the improvement of the traditional fermentation and for the production of a new functional food. Isolated lactic acid bacteria with probiotic properties will be selected for potential tolerance of the naturally antimicrobial compounds, such as polyphenols occurring in olives. Furthermore, selection of cultures will focus on the production of antimicrobial compounds like bacteriocins which reduce growth of spoilage and pathogenic bacteria. Additional, organoleptic and biochemical properties like production of desired aroma compounds will be studied. At the same time a better control of the fermentation process, early detection of faulty fermentation and spoilage and assessment of the time needed for fermentation completion will be achieved by monitoring the quality indices (e.g. volatiles) throughout the process with the use of advanced and emerging instruments (electronic nose) and tools (mathematical models). Risk assessment studies will be carried out to ensure the safety of the new product as well as storage experiments will indicate its shelf life stability. Mathematical models will be developed for the prediction of its shelf life as well as consumer acceptance studies will ensure the quality and acceptance of the final product.
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Coordinator

ELLINIKOS GEORGIKOS ORGANISMOS - DIMITRA

Address

Kourtidou 56-58
11145 Athina

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 33 400

Administrative Contact

Chrysoula Tassou (Dr.)

Participants (15)

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NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION.

Greece

PANELLINIOS ENOSIS EXAGOGEON BROSIMON ELAION (PEBE) SOMATEIO

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 62 000

ASOCIACION DE EXPORTADORES DE ACEITUNAS DE MESA ASEMESA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 62 000

Associação de Produtores de Azeite da Beira Interior

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 62 000

Associazione Italiana Frantoiani Oleari

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 62 000

KONSTANTOPOULOS AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 579 000

JOLCA S.A

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 218 000

PROBEIRA PRODUTOS ALIMENTARES BEIRALDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 225 000

ARCORIA PIETRO*ARCORIA PIETRO COSTRUZIONI EDILI STRADALI E FORESTALI DI ARCORIA PIETRO AZIENDA AGRICOLA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 165 400

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGAÇAO AGRARIA E VETERINARIA

Portugal

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO

Italy

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE SCIENCES APPLIQUEES ET DE TECHNOLOGIE

Tunisia

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE RECURSOS BIOLOGICOS I.P. INRB

Portugal

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 243471

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2010

  • End date

    28 February 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 055 538,40

  • EU contribution

    € 1 468 800

Coordinated by:

ELLINIKOS GEORGIKOS ORGANISMOS - DIMITRA

Greece

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