Food function and nutrition

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AFBI research is aimed at enhancement of the nutritional characteristics of meat and dairy products.

Nutritional characteristics of meat and dairy products

Research is conducted on enhancement of nutritional characteristics of meat and dairy products.  The link between animal production and the health-giving properties of meat and dairy products is of increasing interest with the awareness that many people are insufficient in common micronutrients such as vitamin D and trace minerals.  Collaborative research with Ulster University (UU) NI Centre for Food & Health (NICHE) is investigating how to improve the nutritional status of humans through primary production.

New research with AFBI-Hillsborough is investigating the links between animal husbandry methods and the micronutrient content of vitamins and minerals in meat and dairy products.

Contact: Food chemistry group

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Title. Spreadable butter arising from AFBI research from farm to product quality.