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2020
Ammende kvinde
03 JUL

New study sets the stage for the next generation milk formula

Researchers at DTU have shown for the first time that breast milk promotes a core group of health beneficial bacteria of the adult gut microbiota, setting the stage for...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Health-promoting compounds
2019
Image: Colourbox.dk
31 OCT

Seaweed and micro algae on the menu

In order to be able to produce enough food for the growing world population in the future, the National food Institute is exploring the great potential in utilizing aquatic...

Food, fish and agriculture Food technology Health-promoting compounds Innovation and product development
Baby får modersmælkerstatning. Foto: Colourbox
04 SEP

Transportproteins provide key to improve infant formula

Researchers identify and functionally describe key transport proteins, which contribute to creating a healthy early life gut microbiota.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
Image: DTU Fødevareinstituttet
02 JUL

Fortified foods can alleviate vitamin D deficiency in Denmark

Foods fortified with vitamin D have proved to be effective in avoiding vitamin D deficiency among Danish and Pakistani women during winter, according to a study from the...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds Health and diseases
Forskere skal afdække, hvordan bakterier kan udnyttes til at skabe bedre afgrøder. Foto: Colourbox
21 JUN

International research teams will develop better crops

The Novo Nordisk Foundation grants USD 30 million to an international research consortium which will uncover how bacteria can be exploited to create better crops.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food quality Food production Health-promoting compounds Environment and pollution Climate adaption Ecosystems
From left to right: Andrea Lauridsen, Reem El-Moussa og Sarah Nyrup. Photo: Mikal Schlosser
20 MAY

Chickpea cooking water recycled to make a vegan dessert

A vegan mousse based on chickpea cooking water—aquafaba—won the competition for innovative and sustainable foods.

Food production Health-promoting compounds Innovation and product development Food technology
Illustration: Benny Box
11 APR

Intestinal bacteria and their genetics determine dietary advice

Dietary advice should be more personalized and based on knowledge of the composition of the individual person’s intestinal bacteria.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Genes and genomes Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
2018
Bifidobacterium-animalis-subsp - photo: Chr. Hansen
15 JAN

Good bacteria last longer with a sugar coating

Chr. Hansen and the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark are joining forces to find a way to encapsulate health-promoting bacteria. The goal of the...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology Health-promoting compounds
2017
Inaugural lecture
20 DEC

Invitation to Professor Charlotte Jacobsen’s inaugural lecture

Come to an inaugural lecture and learn how better utilization of marine resources can help to feed the world’s population. 

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Health-promoting compounds
2016
Photo: DTU Fødevareinstituttet
07 SEP

Antioxidants in bladderwrack seaweed can make foods taste better

Bladderwrack seaweed from Danish waters contains antioxidants, which can effectively prevent fatty acids from becoming rancid in a number of products. This is the finding...

Food, fish and agriculture Food technology Health-promoting compounds
Photo: Thorkild Amdi Christensen
26 APR

New extraction methods to reduce seaweed industry waste

Danish companies aim to extract and sell more of the valuable compounds in seaweed and the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is going to help the...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology Health-promoting compounds
Photo: Colourbox.com
08 MAR

Many Danes take dietary supplements although few need them

Six out of ten Danes take a dietary supplement even though the majority has an adequate intake of most vitamins and minerals from their diet alone. For many the use of...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
2015
Photo: Colourbox.dk
01 DEC

Danes’ vitamin D levels are determined by their genes

Certain genetic variations increase the risk of having a lower level of vitamin D. This is the finding of a PhD project from the National Food Institute, Technical University...

Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
Photo: Colourbox.com
05 NOV

Vitamin D levels can be compared across studies and countries

Knowledge about the vitamin D level of a population is important in order to assess the proportion that is vitamin D deficient or is at risk of becoming deficient, and...

Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
2014
Photo: Colourbox.com
28 NOV

Development of omega-3-containing ingredients wins innovation award

A business idea where by-products from the fishing industry are transformed into valuable ingredients full of omega-3 fish oils, has won the innovation competition at Europe...

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Food production Health-promoting compounds
Photo: Colourbox.com
12 NOV

Increased knowledge about vitamin D with mathematical model

A new mathematical model describes changes in vitamin D concentration in blood and tissue of minipigs after they were fed a vitamin D-enriched diet or exposed to a lamp...

Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
2013
Photo: Colourbox.com
30 JUL

New light on health-promoting fatty acids

New results demonstrate the challenge of using the special marine fats phospholipids for enrichment of foods. A PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical University...

Nutrition and dietary habits Food quality Health-promoting compounds Food production