Projectos I&D+I

ARROZ-BIG - DEVELOPMENT OF RICE PRODUCTS WITH LOW GLYCEMIA INDEX

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Development of rice products with low glycemic index

Abstract

The national rice production is subject to view your current products considered undesirable to balanced and healthy diets in the quantities currently sold.

Growing concerns about food, health and well-being are the focus of a number of industries. The rice industry is no exception, and it is already a concern to have rice with certain characteristics that are destined to the growing market segment concerned with the control of obesity and diabetes.

The objective of the project is the development of rice products with low glycemic index.

The achievement of this objective implies a performance throughout the chain, from the agricultural production to the primary and secondary transformations in the industry, to the consumer, in the field of nutrition and clinical analysis, as well as in the preferences and sensorial analysis.

The project will allow the Ernesto Morgado SA to create a state-of-the-art integrated knowledge of new and exotic varieties of rice, with characteristics in terms of starch, digestibility, nutritional value and sensorial implications that will only be possible by integrating a multidisciplinary team in the state of the art in different areas of knowledge relevant to the whole chain.

Keywords

Innovation, Rice, Nutrition, Glycemia

Promoters/Partners

Escola Superior de Biotecnologia - Universidade Católica Portuguesa; Ernesto Morgado SA (Coordinator); Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária; Universidade do Minho; Universidade do Porto - Faculdade de Ciências

Financing ProgramExecution DateGlobal Budget
COMPETE 20202017-2019€ 109 832,66
ContactsEmailPhone
Ana Gomesamgomes@porto.ucp.pt+351 22 558 0001

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