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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