ICON Collaboration-Tracing health impacts of natural and added nutrients in foods – approach for next-generation validation of the function of foods

  • Bennett, Louise (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Bucking, Mark, Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME-AE, (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Kotthoff, Matthias (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • McCaffrey, Tracy (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Robinson, Andrea (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Haynes, John (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Description

The direct relationship between food ingredients and health is well known. In contrast, it is unknown which conversion products - with which kind of health impact – are formed during digestion and food processing.
Therefore, novel molecular research tools for interdisciplinary nutritional life sciences are needed to achieve technology breakthroughs:
 Unravel the fate of nutrients during digestion / processing by employing novel analytical techniques
 Impact of chemical products towards nutrition and health
 Provision of optimized processing and a deep understanding of pathways within human digestion
The project addresses two aspects:
1) Public health / healthy food choice / healthy society
2) Market potential for food companies / sector: new products and processes
Short titleFood functional ingredient validation
AcronymICON
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/08/181/08/21