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By Maria Teresa Giardi, Giuseppina Rea, Bruno Berra

"Bio-Farms for Nutraceuticals" could be stated to were born of the NUTRA-SNACKS undertaking in the 6th Framework Programme precedence on nutrients caliber and security. One aim of NUTRA -SNACK S was once to enhance the dietary and consuming houses of ready-to-eat items and semi-prepared foodstuffs via greater tracking of the standard and defense of uncooked fabrics and the advance of cutting edge tactics alongside the construction chain. one other major goal of the venture used to be the construction of ready-to-eat snacks with excessive nutraceutic job. Seven examine institutes and 3 businesses in six ecu nations have been fascinated by this attempt. The co-operation led to the construction of foodstuff having a excessive content material of average metabolites with the next important future health results: anticancer, antilipidemic, anticholesterol, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antihypertensive, anti-inflamatory and antioxidant activities.

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Enzymes like polyphenoloxidases (PPOs). Tyrosinase and Laccase are used as immobilized biomediators on different supports for their high structure-enzyme specificity. Subsequently, the characterization of the developed biosensor is performed on compounds and The NUTRA-SNACKS Project: Basic Research and Biotechnological Programs on Nutraceutics 13 secondary metabolites like rosmarinic acid, caffeic acid, resveratrol, resorcinol, chlorogenic acid, and classical substrates of PPOs like pyrocatechol, cresol and gallic acid.

The communication of health benefits to consumers is also of critical importance so that they have the knowledge to make informed choices about the foods they eat and enjoy. The future of food will increasingly be concerned with how it affects our health and well-being. Everyday food products will be adapted to become a part of disease prevention. Acknowledgements We are grateful to European Community for support (EU N. FOOD-CT-2005-023044). Fai-MoMa was financed by ASI for Nutraceutics in support to astronauts in space.

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