Bioavailability and metabolism

In order to understand the impact of specific food compounds on human health, it is important to know the fate of individual compounds, how much our bodies extract from foods (bioavailability) and what happens to them once we have eaten them (metabolism).

Objectives

  • Optimise and validate an in vitro bioavailability platform for peptides and polyphenols
  • Understand the metabolism and absorption of bioactive peptides from cured meat products in the human gut
  • Understand the absorption and metabolism of pomegranate polyphenols in the human gut
  • Determine the stability and fate of Aronia anthocyanins in the gut

Workpackage leader: Prodigest, BE