Their base fat systems show a great potential for optimization regarding their nutritional and sustainability value. In the current activity, spreads with improved fatty acid profiles shall be developed. Therefore, a combination of poly-unsaturated fatty acids and structuring ingredients will be used, whereas the sensorial and textural properties shall be maintained while the nutrient profile will be improved. To reach this aim, technologies are required which enable the immobilization of the unsaturated fatty acids. This will be enabled by the development and application of oleogel systems or crystallised fat in oil mixtures or combinations of both.
OLEOGELS – healthy and sustainable replacement for saturated fat and palm oil in spreads
Spreads are very popular. However, they consist of a high percentage of saturated fatty acids, often based on palm fat, sometimes also including trans-fat.
The Cross-KIC project around the circular economy gives an operational portfolio overview of the EIT community efforts in the Circular Economy Framework. The project also aims to strengthen relationships with civil society and institutional partners engaged in the transition towards a circular economy.
Increasing nutritional value (bio-stimulated) of selected performant tomato varieties to be cultivated in areas with temperate climate
The major objectives are to look for, evaluate and to select processing tomato cultivars best adapted to RIS northern countries.
Temperature fluctuations during storage of frozen foods result in big chunks of ice causing major quality defects of the product. A controlled deceleration of recrystallization processes can be achieved by specific ice structuring proteins (ISP). So far, the only food-grade available ISP are based on animal or GMO sources.
EIT Food is looking for universities (public or non-public higher education institutes) that would participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs 2021 activity. Applications are invited from countries: Bulgaria,....
In the past 40 years, childhood obesity has become one of our most serious public health challenges, and a recognised problem in every country in the world.