WP1 starts from the identification and characterization of plant raw materials of possible nutritional and nutraceutical interest. From the selection of the best materials, innovative food products will be developed and, thanks to the use of an NMR spectroscopy platform in “high throughput” mode, the metabolic profile of bioactive molecules present in food and plant matrices will be characterized for their potential use in the nutraceutical sector. The results thus obtained will have great relevance for future applications in the industrial field.
Evaluation of the nutritional/benefit properties of consumer food products (legumes and cereals) and vegetable matrices (oilseeds and microalgae) characterized by compounds with high added value.
Development of fermented from vegetable matrices for the valorization of the production waste of cereals and legumes and for the obtainment of ingredients with nutritional and health properties of interest.
Creation of new functional foods, biofortified or added with probiotics and prebiotics to prevent the onset of diseases and improve lifestyle.
Evaluation of the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antilipemizing properties of some of the ingredients/foods developed in the project in cellular systems and/or murine.