NUTRIFISH - Nutritional Studies on Dried Functional Ingredients Containing n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

  • Schmidtsdorff, Walther (Project Manager)
  • Haahr, Anne-Mette (Project Participant)
  • Jensen, Benny (Project Participant)
  • Vu, Thi Thu Trang (Project Participant)

Project Details


1998: The project objectives are to define the lowest intake of n-3 PUFA which will exert a positive nutritional effect against biomarkers of chronic diseases in humans; to design high quality bioavailable fish oil-enriched ingredients; to incorporate these novel dried ingredients in a range of consumer food products.
The tasks at FF are to provide fish oil for powder-production, to set up quality specifications for fish oil, to prepare antioxidant formulations and to test their efficiencies, and to study formation and identity of volatile oxidation products formed in spray-dried fish oil powders during storage.
Fish oil was refined and deodorized for production of microencapsulated fish oil and for a storage experiment. The fish oil was protected against oxidation by adding a antioxidant system prepared at FF.
The shelf-life of commercial powders have been compared with the shelf-life of powders produced in this project.
The dynamic headspace method develop at FF, applying analysis of the volatiles by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS),was used to evaluate sensorially significant volatiles formed by lipid oxidation. Compounds with a characteristic and easily detectable odour were selected by GC sniffing analyses. The amount of the volatiles were calculated using calibration curves, that were determined by quantitative GC-MS analysis of standards. The amounts of volatiles were found in levels of microgram volatiles / g powder (ppm).
Effective start/end date01/12/199501/03/1999

Collaborative partners

  • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
  • Ytkemiska Institutet (Project partner)
  • Instituto de la Grasa (Project partner)
  • University College Cork (Project partner)
  • Ulster University (Project partner)
  • Teagasc - Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority (Project partner)
  • Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik (Project partner)
  • Trinity College Dublin (Project partner)
  • Golden Vale plc (Project partner)


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