Functional foods or drinks give a specific health benefit that is supported by scientific evidence. SUMOL+COMPAL is developing with iBET a R&D project, NATUREXT with the aim to produce ingredients with biological activity, aiming to launch a new product in the market of functional foods. This project is supported by COMPETE program.
The project encompasses the creation and development of production processes that promote the valorization of food industry sub-products, namely residues for fruit processing, in which phytochemical compounds of interest might be found for new products. Moreover, it aims to evaluate and demonstrate the desired functionalities by means of scientific support of health benefits, in agreement with the demands from European Union legislation in regard to health claims, as well as, answer the the consumer´s expectation.
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