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Cases de Sucesso

This pillar focuses on the chemical composition of food aiming at advancing scientific knowledge related to their quality. Research in this area is a key element to foster improvement in agricultural production and food manufacturing. DSC00920


Research Projects:

- Characterization of commercially significant Brazilian foods in terms of macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and lipids), micronutrients (minerals, vitamins and pro-vitamins), compounds affecting sensorial characteristics (color, texture, odor and flavor), compounds with potential health benefits (fiber, phenolic substances and bioactive ingredients) and those that compromise food safety (toxins and allergens).

- Study of molecular mechanisms that regulate biosynthesis and catabolism of these compounds in vegetables and pre and post- harvest handling.

- Identification of potential application of nutritionally, functionally or technologically significant compounds evaluated in laboratory settings and pilot plants.

- Exploitation of the biodiversity of Brazilian foods of plant origin through screening and identification of their compounds aiming at adding value to food production.


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