[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP160100310]
Researchers Prof Michael Gidley; Prof Robert Gilbert; Prof Mark Morrison
Brief description This project aims to design the most comprehensive specifications yet for nutritionally enhanced and health-modulating starch in grain-based foods. Why starch resists small intestinal digestion is not understood; this limits plant breeders and food (ingredient) manufacturers’ ability to tailor starch structures for optimal human nutritional value. This project will study how resistant starch survives digestion in the small intestine and passed to the large intestine using a model for the large intestine to define the microbial fermentation of resistant starch fractions. This research is expected to improve breeding programmes and food ingredients and promote the nutritional value of grain-based foods.
Funding Amount $600,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects