ExtraSnack

Promoter: iBET - Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica

Partners:

NOFIMA AS - Noerwegian Institute for Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research - Norway

EEA Grants: 14 981,00€

Grace Code: PT-BI015

Programme:

What is the aim of this initiative?

The ExtraSnack project aims to investigate the health-beneficial properties of novel plant-based snacks produced by extrusion technology using pea starch, pea protein and oat fibre.

These novel plant-based snacks could play an important role in a healthy vegetarian diet, which needs a balanced amino acid composition and sufficient micronutrients such as iodine, zinc selenium and vitamin B12.

iBET's role in the project is to characterise the snacks produced by Nofima AS in terms of their main bioactive compounds (e.g. phenolic compounds) and antioxidant properties with the aim of understanding how the extrusion process impacts on the different nutritional properties of the snacks.

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