One of the main objectives of the Naturally Nutritious project, led by the University of Queensland, is to provide initial research into innovative and appealing products that are nutrient-dense, can be differentiated in the marketplace, and are visually attractive and flavoursome.
Naturally Nutritious addresses key investment themes within the fund including the development of value-added nutritional foods and consumer preference for differentiated and nutritious Australian fresh produce.
This project focuses on the following research areas:
1. Screening of germplasm and exploratory bioprospecting for nutritionenhanced products to create nutrient-dense fruits, vegetables and nuts
2. Building the evidence base for the nutritional benefits of fresh produce
3. Identifying nutritional value decline in the supply chain and means of preserving nutritional content to point of consumption.