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ALGAE: Development of new processed and enriched meat with bioactive extracts of algae

Starting date: 01/09/2016 End date: 30/08/2019
Programme: Product Quality

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The main objective of the project is to develop the first processed meat product with algae by wet extrusion procedures achieving nutritional improvements such as increased protein and fiber content, improved lipid profile and vitamin C and E content, presence of bioactive ingredients with antioxidant and antihypertensive capacity, and Low glycemic index.
IRTA has been granted with a financial aid for its Research and Development Project named “Development of new Processed and Enriched Meat with Bioactive Extracts of ALGAE (ALGAE)”. The Spanish Economy and Competitiveness Ministry (MINECO) manages this financial aid that is co-funded by the European Regional Development Funds 2014 – 2020, which main objective is to promote technological development, innovation and quality of research.