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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

FFR Research Project Summaries
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FFR / Functional Food Research
Current Research Projects

Jet-cooked Starch Composites
Create new technologies based on steam jet cooking of starch and other biobased materials to generate new commercial opportunities across multiple disciplines.

Heart-Healthy Foods
Generate new biologically active carbohydrate compositions from cereals by creating new products with unique properties for the nutraceutical and functional food markets.

Health-Related Phytochemicals
Develop fundamental strategies for rapid identification, analysis, and the production of standards for biologically active phytochemicals in soy and other crops; develop a supercritical CO2 extraction method to remove oil from oil-bearing plants and convert low-value agricultural materials into value-added materials.

Functionality in Food Oil Systems
Develop technologies to produce food oils low in trans fatty acids by identifying factors influencing the functionality, structure, and quality interactions in food oil.


Last Modified: 3/2/2014
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