SP5: Impact of Fresh and Processed African Leafy Vegetables on Human Health

ALV are rich in essential nutrients and potentially health-promoting compounds and serve to reduce both malnutrition itself and risks for secondary chronic diseases. As such, identification and quantification of relevant health-related nutrients will be carried out in fresh ALV as well as after typical cooking and processing conditions. This could act as a prerequisite for recommendations of an improved human nutrition. This evaluation data of optimised conditions will be combined with in-vitro studies and intervention trials in order to investigate bioavailability in humans.


One of the main partners of this subproject is the Max Rubner-Institut (MRI) in Karsruhe, Southern Germany. Read the article on MRI's involvement in HORTINLEA.


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