Search results for Taste and aroma

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Valorisation of algae for a better taste

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;Lode Jacobs;Sabine De Peuter;Ruth De Picker;Diderick Derore;Bert Coleman;Liesbet Colson;Marijn De Craecker;Björn Possé;Heleen Lenoir;Cathy Plasman;Kris Hostens;Johan De Boever;Els Vanderperren;Hans

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

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Food: taste and smell research

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 smell research

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Poultry and Pig Low-input and Organic production systems’ Welfare

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

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AGROMIX: EFFICIENCY AND RESILIENCE OF MIXED FARMING AND AGROFORESTRY SYSTEMS

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

News | 13/12/2021

ILVO and Agriculture and Fisheries Policy Area create a roadmap and geodata platform for carbon farming in Flanders

ILVO and Agriculture and Fisheries Policy Area create a roadmap and geodata platform for carbon farming in Flanders

In the recently started LIFE CarbonCounts project, ILVO and the policy Department of Agriculture and Fisheries will investigate how carbon farming can be implemented more broadly in a feasible, fair and efficient manner, and work on a geodata platform for the further development of carbon farming.

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Flavor and odor research

Contactpersonen: Flavor: Barbara DuquenneAroma profiling: Christof Van Poucke Food Pilot has a professional sensory lab with trained taste panel. Recently the facilities were extended to include in-depth chemical odor analyses. Research on flavor and odor is frequently performed during product development.

Flavor and odor research

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