Better food for both humans and the environment
The research is done through analysis and characterization of the nutritional and technological quality of ingredients and foods.
Systematic studies on the influence of food processing and storage on food quality and nutritional properties have the aim to develop foods and ingredients with increased content of essential nutrients, which are, tasty, healthy, convenient and sustainable.
Our interest has so far been directed at fruit and berries, milk products, cereals and legumes, and in future also studies on root and cruciferous vegetables are planned.
Models to measure the impact of nutrients
Another focus is research on nutrient bioavailability, metabolism and the relationship of diet and health. Advanced in vitro and in vivo models and intervention studies have been developed and used to determine the bioavailability and bioactivity of the vitamin folate.
Through collaboration with other research groups are findings followed up using novel metabolomics-based techniques. In the future, research focus will be expanded to a number of micronutrients and bioactive components, e.g. proteins, lipids and fibre, to develop healthy functional plant foods and to study their health effects with respect to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer.
Project: Gut microbiota composition and digestion of animal foods The gut with its microorganisms - the gut flora - is of importance to health. We aim to study how the gut flora in persons with and…
Project: Health-promoting legumes A diet rich in legumes is reported to reduce the risk of metabolic related diseases while benefiting the environment. This project aims to evaluate the health effects…
Project: Health-promoting substances in the See Buckthorn; collaborative project with Strandå Organic Farms (Havtornsgården) The aim of the project is to determine the content of health-promoting…
Project: Innovative legume-based foods and drinks for enhanced resource use efficiency in food systems The purpose of this transsektionell research project is to develop climate-smart and healthy…
- Boel Lindegård Senior lecturer
- Cecilia Soto Thompson Lecturer
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- Cornelia Witthöft Professor, Deputy vice-chancellor responsible for research
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- Maria Bergström Senior lecturer
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- Mohammed Hefni Researcher
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