News | 29/06/2020
Not only the variety but also the 'terroir' of hops determines the taste, aroma and mouthfeel of beer
Ann Van Holle;Sofie Vandendriessche;Hilde Muylle;
For the first time it has been shown that the 'terroir' of hops - the combination of environmental factors and cultivation technique - can have an impact on the 'flavour'
In addition to being safe and nutritious, food must taste good. Texture, taste and smell (together, the 'sensory' factors) largely determine the success of a food product. ILVO focuses on the development and validation of models that predict consumer appreciation, in order to optimize formulations or recipes in a targeted and efficient manner.
What is a professional taste lab?
The Food Pilot of ILVO and Flanders' FOOD has a taste laboratory that is set up in accordance with ISO8589:2007. This means, among other things, that there is a separation of kitchen and panellists, a separation of panellists from each other and adapted lighting to mask color differences.
Food: taste and aroma research
VITO - Vlaams Instituut Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek NV, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, HZ University of Applied Sciences, North Sea Farm Foundation, zeewaar BV, ULCO - Université du Littoral Cote d'Opale, Université de lille, University of Greenwich, Marine Biological Association, Texel Saline BV, Nausicaa, National
Johan Robbens;Herman Verstuyft;Christof Van Poucke;Peter Vandekerckhove;Jolien Vander Linden;Miriam Levenson;Nayra Pauwels;Laid Douidah;Barbara Duquenne;Ruth De Picker;Diderick Derore;Marijn De Craecker;Björn Possé;Heleen Lenoir;Cathy Plasman;Kris Hostens;Els Vanderperren;Hans Polet;Bavo De Witte;Marta Lourenço Ribeiro Alves;Geert Van Royen;Daan Delbare
Main research questionSeaweed and micro-algae are not well-known as food sources in West Europe. In times of exhaustion of agricultural land, overfishing and an ever-increasing demand for food, there is great need for sustainable alternatives. Both consumers and food producers are reluctant to use these products, however.
Valorisation of algae for a better taste
Flanders' Food, Praktijkcentrum Landbouw Vlaams-Brabant, Boerenbond
Main research questionHorseradish (Armoracia rusticana), angelica (Angelica archangelica) and lovage (Levisticum officinale) are three aromatic root crops. Both the fresh plant material and the extracted aromas of these crops can be incorporated into numerous (non)-food applications.
Aroma-roots : aromatic root crops for the bio-economy
News | 15/05/2023
Rendabele en veerkrachtige voedingssystemen;Landbouw en platteland in een verstedelijkte samenleving;
Farmers and citizens - Bottlenecks and opportunities in mutual cooperation
The need for better cooperation between farmers and citizens starts from the understanding that agriculture and society rely on each other
Charlotte Vanden Hole;Evelien Graat;Wim Allegaert;Sam De Campeneere;Frank Tuyttens;
Main research questionThis European research project aims to improve animal welfare in pigs and poultry that are raised organically and in free-range systems. In concrete terms, the 23 project partners will work together on innovative solutions and tools.
Poultry and Pig Low-input and Organic production systems’ Welfare
Main research questionThe aim of the AGROMIX project is to deliver participatory research to drive the transition to resilient and efficient land use in Europe. AGROMIX will provide practical agroecological solutions for farm and land management, and related value chains.
AGROMIX: EFFICIENCY AND RESILIENCE OF MIXED FARMING AND AGROFORESTRY SYSTEMS