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ERDF - NSRF

Project Scope

VALUE-ADDED VITAMIN FORTIFIED BEVERAGE

The product is based on the liquid egg white and addresses to certain consumers groups, such as pregnant women, people with low levels in B-12 and folic acid, patients suffering from Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and people that require a “brain boost”.

CLINIC TRIALS

These health benefits will be further verified by conducting a clinical trial in cooperation with a specialist neurologist. At the same time, with the use of advanced OMICS techniques the various pathways that get involved in the metabolism of the vitamin fortified product will be determined (transcriptomics and metabolomics). This will provide valuable information for the design of an even more specific food supplement in the future.

APPLICATIONS IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY

The second aim of EggWhiteBrain is to determine the optimum conditions of producing powder-form egg white, egg yolk or combination thereof. These powders are expected to have improved functional characteristics (solubility, foaming, gelling abilities) and find numerous applications in the food industry.

Folic acid deficiency poses a growing threat worldwide since it has been
associated with NTDs (neural tube defects). In addition, it exhibits protective actions against possible pregnancy complications, cardiovascular diseases and certain neuropsychiatric disorders.
Vitamin B-12 plays an important role in the production of red blood cells and in the normal function of the nervous system.

Workpackages

Description of workpackages

Workpackage 1

Fortified beverage base on the liquid egg white
PROGRESS
70%

Workpackage 2

Clinical Trial
PROGRESS
0%

Workpackage 3

High dimensional biological analysis using transcriptional, metabolic and bioinformatics
PROGRESS
0%

Workpackage 4

Producing powder-form egg white, egg yolk or combination thereof
PROGRESS
15%

Workpackage 5

Economic – commercial utilization of the results and development of a product image
PROGRESS
25%

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