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2019.04.29 | Food

European food innovation competition to be hosted in Aarhus

EIT Food Innovation Prize, a unique opportunity for early-startups, is coming to Aarhus 6th September 2019

Extracting food protein from grass is challenging, but not impossible. Photo: Jesper Rais, AU Foto

2019.05.15 | Food

Grass protein in foods – just around the corner, or?

Recent years have witnessed a major focus on replacing animal protein in foods by plant-based alternatives, and proteins are a key focus area for iFOOD in the years to come. Soya protein in particular is popular in various products. However, Danish grasslands might be a useful protein source for human food. Researchers from Aarhus University work…

Is it possible to replace the dietary protein sources which we know and use today by insect protein ?

2019.04.11 | Food

How healthy and nutritious are insects?

Currently, alternative protein sources are in focus and insects in particular. The nutrient contents of insects have been mapped. However, we still need to investigate several factors when considering insects as human nutrition, including how the nutrients from insects are absorbed, and how they affect our satiety. These are some of the questions…

A new project led by Aarhus University examines whether it is possible to produce foods that maximize satiety Photo: Colourbox

2019.03.25 | DCA

Which factors decide how much we eat?

Headed by Aarhus University, OmniSaM is an ongoing interdisciplinary project dealing with satiety and developing a way to accurately measure how different foods make us feel full. Obesity and its accompanying complications is an increasing problem worldwide. Some of the known reasons for overweight and obesity are e.g. our diets and levels of…

We eat and drink with all our senses Photo: Colourbox

2019.04.04 | Food

Sweetness happens in the mind as much as in the mouth

The color and odour of the drink, the music you listen to, the color and design of the bottle, the flavor and texture of the drink itself. A number of factors, not only in the product itself but in the situation, the setting and the surroundings influence how we perceive the taste of any given drink or food product. The project INNOSWEET examines…

The great majority of waste products from the food industry in Denmark are recycled and used for various purposes. Photo: Colourbox

2019.02.18 | Food

Food waste is recycled

The Danish food industry is good at using food waste in different ways so the amount that actually goes to waste is limited – especially with regard to animal products.

2019.01.29 | Knowledge exchange

Aarhus University – a new partner in a major European innovation fund network within the food area

Aarhus University has been accepted as a new partner in the EIT Food consortium. The EIT Food consortium consists of more than 50 partners from 13 European countries, including leading international food companies, research centres and universities.

A few hundred years ago, peas were a widely used food in Denmark and peas were an important protein source for the rural as well as the urban population. Photo: Colourbox

2018.10.29 | Food

Peas as a protein source in foods

Peas are found in all shapes and sizes, they are adapted to the Danish climate and are full of protein. However, they seem to have fallen into oblivion. Now, the framework is described for a new initiative to study the potential of peas as an alternative to animal protein in foods.

The present project aims to develop more efficient strategies for vitamin D fortification applicable to a broader range of food categories. Photo: Colourbox

2018.10.30 | Mælk

Milk protein may help improve vitamin D uptake

How do we improve vitamin D availability? Researchers from Aarhus University cooperate with a number of Danish and international partners in a large project, where they have discovered that the pure protein, α-lactalbumin, is able to bind vitamin D – very efficiently.

The theory is that the plants are already infected with resistant grey mould fungus on arrival in Denmark.

2018.10.01 | Food

Resistant grey mould is an increasing problem for Danish strawberry growers

Grey mould that is resistant to the few approved pesticides in Danish strawberry production, is an increasing problem for Danish strawberry growers. A new project will explore if the resistant grey mould is already in the plants when imported.

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