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Mukti Singh

Research Food Technologist


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Phone: (309) 681-6357
Fax: (309) 681-6685
Room 3214
USDA ARS NCAUR
1815 N University St
Peoria IL 61604

Biography and Research

Mukti Singh has worked as a Research Food Technologist at ARS in Peoria since 2003. She received her MS and PhD in Food Technology from Punjab Agricultural University, India, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and at ARS in Athens. She is a member of a team of scientists that conducts research on the projects “Improved Utilization of Low-Value Oilseed Press Cakes and Pulses for Health-Promoting Food Ingredients and Biobased Products” and “Innovative Processing Technologies for Creating Functional Food Ingredients with Health Benefits from Food Grains, their Processing Products, and By-products”. The goals of this research are to develop new and expanded markets for pulses, oilseed press cakes, and gluten-free grains by enhancing health-promoting components while maintaining consumer acceptability and convenience. Her research focuses on physical and enzymatic processing the feedstocks to develop new food ingredients having enhanced nutritional and functional properties.