Duckweed protein for human consumption

Duckweed is one of the fastest biomass producers in the world, easy to cultivate and high in protein. It could help to sustainably provide protein to a growing global population. Wageningen conducts research to confirm safe human consumption and build a Novel Food dossier. Researchers analyse different duckweed ecotypes for nutritional content, growth rate and presence of anti-nutritional compounds (e.g. allergens, contaminants) and perform digestibility analysis and clinical intervention studies. On top, they study the consumer and food industry acceptance of this new protein source.

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