Project FEED aims at promoting healthier and sustainable lifestyles by promoting the Mediterranean diet through functional foods with health benefits using novel products and technologies
Health and sustainability have become key aspects of the agri-food industry. With a growing public fascination in consuming functional foods enriched with bioactive compounds that offer health advantages extending beyond their nutritional content. Governments are actively promoting healthier lifestyles to help mitigate the prevalence of chronic diseases.
Sprouts, as vegetables which are part of the Mediterranean diet, have taken the spotlight in place of seeds as they represent a better source of nutrients. This shift is attributed to the germination process, which leads to the formation of bioactive compounds with potential health advantages and a decrease in antinutrient compounds.
FEED is a 36-month project funded by the the European Union under the The PRIMA Foundation, that funds projects on the areas of Soil sustainability, food security and socio-economic development are included as specific transversal topical areas of research.