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Mukti Singh

Research Food Technologist
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Phone: (309) 681-6357
Fax: (309) 681-6685
Room 3214
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 Whole Pulses, Pulse Fractions, and Pulse Byproducts for Health-Promoting Food Ingredients and Biobased Products” and “Innovative Processes and Technologies for Comprehensive Utilization of Underutilized Crops (Sorghum, Millet, and Hemp Seed) and Their Byproducts for Health Promoting Foods and Biobased Products”. The goals of this research are to develop new and expanded markets for pulses, Sorghum, Millet, and Hemp Seed 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.