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Nasl and fish proteins - Development of processing methods and products / Fish proteins used in extruded corn snacks

Published:

01/11/2011

Authors:

Jón Trausti Kárason, Irek Klonowski, Guðjón Þorkelsson

Supported by:

AVS Fisheries Research Fund

contact

Guðjón Þorkelsson

Strategy & Stakeholders

gudjon.thorkelsson@matis.is

Nasl and fish proteins - Development of processing methods and products / Fish proteins used in extruded corn snacks

The project aims to increase the value of extra raw materials from fish processing, such as cuttings, in addition to utilizing previously underutilized fish species. The added value is to use the raw materials for the production of fish proteins, which would then be used in the production of cereals. In addition to a possible increase in value, the product would be considered much healthier than traditional grain consumption. The project includes market analysis, hardware restoration, fish protein production, experimental production of protein-enhanced snacks as well as product testing.

This project aims to increase the value of fish processing by ‐ products like cut ‐ offs as well as utilization of species that are not fully utilized. The value adding involves the isolation of proteins from the raw materials and then using the proteins as additives in extruded corn snacks. Besides the value adding the products nutritional benefits would increase substantially. The project involves a market analysis, installation of machinery, fish protein production, experimental production of protein enhanced corn snacks as well as product testing.

Report closed until 01.12.2013

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