See Buckthorn

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 components like ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and omega-3 and omega-7 fatty acids in products and raw materials from Havtornsgården.

Facts about the project

Project leader
Maria Bergström, Linnaeus University, LNU
Project partners
Boel Lindegård, Linnéuniversitetet, Anneli Lundgren, LNU
Financed by
Regionförbundet Kalmar län
Project Period
2016-2018
Topic
Food Science (Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences)

More about the project

It is known that See Buckthorn contains plenty of nutritional interesting substances, but also that the levels vary greatly depending on the variety and the planting site. Several of these substances (for example vitamin C) are also sensitive and can be degraded by heating and other processes. It is therefore interesting to determine the levels of these, and how they are affected in the manufacturing of different products.

The project is part of the research of the research group Food Science