Projecttitel: PROMEPHY: Metabolic fate of plant based proteins.Projectnummer: LWV19286 Missie: Gewaardeerd, gezond en veilig voedselMMIP: D2: Gezonde voeding, een makkelijke keuzeLooptijd: 2020 – 2023 Projectleider: Matthew Furber
Protein is an essential part of the diet and is consumed from different sources, mainly: dairy, meat, fish and plants. In western society there is a trend to consume more protein, there is also clinical evidence supporting the consumption of high protein(>1.2 g/kg) diets in certain medial populations.
This evidence coupled with increased consumer awareness of sustainable and environmentally friendly food sources increased the demand for using alternative (non-dairy/meat) protein sources. Unlike diary/animal protein, the scientific knowledge on plant-based proteins sources for human consumption on bioavailability, digestion, gut microbiota and metabolome is scarce and hampers the selection of protein sources to optimize biological function.
The PROMEPHY project will focus on better understanding the metabolic and physiological impact of high protein diets from different (alternative) protein sources in humans. The scientific knowledge gained by this project will provide better understanding of the impact of alternative-protein consumption on human physiology. The results will provide novel insights into such proteins from a plant-based source and may inform future application in products available to the consumer and improve product functionality in specific medical populations.