Task New Crop Testing: Nutritional & Organoleptic Analysis
Last Published:  07/30/21 01:05:34 PM (Central)
Short Title: New Crop Testing
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
Collaborating Org(s):
Other: KSC
Funding Status: Active - Currently funded and in progress
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This work will be integrated into the SLPSRA funded New Crop Testing project ongoing at KSC that is tasked with screening and performing indepth evaluation of new ‘pick and eat’ crops for integration into the astronaut diet.  Crops are being evaluated for biological performance and suitability under ISS-like environmental conditions as well as nutritional content and acceptability.

     • Organoleptic analysis of eight leafy green crops. Note: Nutritional analysis of eight leafy green  crops was completed in FY18. 

     • Organoleptic analysis of new solanaceous crops under testing and development

     • Nutritional analysis of new solanaceous crops under testing and development 

Results will contribute to Space Biology.

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