This research is funded by the operational programme “Epanek 2014 – 2020” and aims at the exploitation of grape waste in order to use them for the production and certification of biofunctional foods of high value. Research have shown that grape-waste
1. They contain significant quantities of bioactive natural products contained in wines
2. In addition to the known important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action from these molecules
(alone or as mixtures) have shown in clinical studies that foods rich in polyphenolic mixtures have a particular effect on improving people’s antioxidant defenses.
The ultimate goal of the project is the integration of these bioactive ingredients into pastries-foods in order to produce innovative biofunctional foods that aim to improve the antioxidant defenses of human, acting as a deterrent to the emergence of diseases such as cardiovascular, degenerative diseases of the nervous system, cancer, etc.