Task High-Protein And Polyphenol Bar Formulations: Utilizing Whey Protein-Polyphenol Ingredients (Completed)
Last Published:  07/30/21 01:05:34 PM (Central)
Short Title: Protein Polyphenol
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
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Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
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Given recent requirements to reduce the mass of the food system concurrent with efforts to increase health-promoting fruits and vegetables in the diet, it is essential to find solutions that meet both needs. This task will investigate a novel protein-polyphenol complex with the potential to provide mass-reducing meal replacement options with improved quality factors over an extended shelf life, and to increase the concentration of health-promoting fruit and vegetable extracts in a shelf stable food system.

1 – Formulate meal replacement bar with whey protein isolate – polyphenol complexes to meet crew meal macronutritional guidelines and acceptability.

2 – Evaluate texture, phenolic stability, and protein digestibility over a 6-12 month shelf life at 21ºC (current) and 35ºC (extreme) storage conditions.

This task will contribute to gap closure through evaluation of a novel protein-polyphenol complex to provide mass-reducing extended shelf life products with improved texture and nutritional properties.

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