The EIT Food website is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Please visit our website with another browser, like Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari, for the best possible experience.
Optimising rice processing & cooking to remove arsenic & starch from its life-cycle

Optimising rice processing & cooking to remove arsenic & starch from its life-cycle

Rice is a primary carbohydrate staple, but is high in carcinogen inorganic arsenic (Asi) & soluble starch, the former is a chronic carcinogen & the latter is a causative agent for obesity & diabetes in high rice consumers. The innovative objectives here using simple changes to grain industrial parboiling processing & domestic cooking to simultaneously remove Asi & soluble starch & to improve the health of the consumer, whilst ensuring that processing water waste produced is also low in Asi.

Partners

The following partners are involved in the project

EPFL (SWISS POLYTECHNIC FEDERAL SCHOOL)
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
BÜHLER

Project team

Andrew Meharg
Institution

Queen's University of Belfast

Related projects

Health SnaP
Innovation

Health SnaP

The idea is based on integration of ingredient and instant food manufacturing technologies combined with smart user-interface to support individual choices. Co-creation with consumers (testing and evaluating with mock-ups and...

PERSONALIZED and connected FOOD service providers (PERSFO)
Innovation

PERSONALIZED and connected FOOD service providers (PERSFO)

The worldwide prevalence of obesity has tripled between 1975-2016 (WHO). We conclude that awareness and intentions do not always lead to corresponding behaviour. More consumers need to adopt a healthy...

GLAD - Green Last Mile Delivery: a more sustainable way for food home delivery tailored to consumer needs
Innovation

GLAD - Green Last Mile Delivery: a more sustainable way for food home delivery tailored to consumer needs

The objective of the GLAD activity (Green last mile delivery) is to develop both a strategy and a platform that helps making the last mile in food e-commerce at the...

Related articles

Results of EIT Food Consumer Engagement Labs selection process, 2020 Consumer Behaviour

Results of EIT Food Consumer Engagement Labs selection process, 2020

13 March 2020

EIT Food has announced that 6 consortia of scientific organisations, companies and startups have been selected for the EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs activity. Altogether 8 applications were received from Estonia,....

Two-way inspiration: why you should become a Seedbed Mentor

Two-way inspiration: why you should become a Seedbed Mentor

20 February 2020

Becoming a mentor for the Seedbed programme - which ensures you can make a big impact in a relatively small amount of time - helps to support the industry through....