Prebiotics from plant kingdom side streams

Projecttitel: Prebiotics from plant kingdom side streams
Projectnummer: LWV19200
Missie: Gewaardeerd, gezond en veilig voedsel
MMIP: D4: Duurzame en veilige verwerking
Looptijd: 2020 – 2023
Projectleider: Henk Schols

Dietary Fibres as plant polysaccharides beneficially stimulate human health. 
There is a lack of understanding dietary fibre characteristics, fermentability and related health effects. 
We aim to enzymatically produce prebiotic and immune-active oligosaccharides from fruit and vegetable by-products which can easily be included in healthy foods. 
Using selected by-products and enzyme cocktails, well characterised prebiotics will be evaluated for bioactivity and structure-function relationships.