Reformulation of low-calorie foods
SimLeap-Team includes members of the Charité, Symrise and Bicoll
Nutrition and lifestyle induce many diseases in industrialized countries. The basis for malnutrition is often laid early in childhood. Misguided taste impressions are caused for example by excessive consumption of foods with a high proportion of added sweet carbohydrates. Due to this, natural, sugar reduced and healthy products appear often tasteless or even too bitter. The research team expects to identify taste-enhancing ingredients out of the worldwide unique Asian plant diversity. The total project (Symrise, Charité and Bicoll) has a volume of 1.6 million euros (Federal Ministry of Education and Research part 1.1 million euros).