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New method predicts the shelf life of oily fish

A scientific team at the Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas de Vigo has developed a methodology to predict the shelf-life of oily fish. The new method can be applied shortly after fish have been caught and before it is processed or frozen. It will optimize the use of fish catches, which is essential now that global stocks are becoming smaller.

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The genome of a bacteria used in food fermentation has been obtained

A group of scientists led by José Luis Ruiz Barba and Antonio Maldonado at the CSIC has obtained the genome of Lactobacillus pentosus, a bacteria used in food fermentation such as the called “Spanish style” olives. The specific genome sequenced comes from the L.pentosus IG1 strain. The results, published in the magazine Journal of Bacteriology will allow the unveiling of biotechnological and probiotic characteristics of the bacteria.

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New data about D-fagomine, a potential functional food ingredient

Scientists at Bioglane, a Spanish Research Council (CSIC) spin-off company, show now in in the British Journal of Nutrition that iminosugar D-fagomine as a functional agent lowers postprandial blood glucose and selectively modulates bacterial adhesion.

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New bifidobacteria with low levels of acetic acid

CSIC’s scientists at the Instituto de Productos Lácteos de Asturias (IPLA) have patented the use of low acetic acid producing bifidobacteria that can be used for obtaining new fermented functional products.

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El Instituto de Ganadería de Montaña, acreditación ISO para el análisis de pienso animal

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El Instituto de Ganadería de Montaña (IGM), centro mixto del CSIC y de la Universidad de León, acaba de acreditar parte de los laboratorios del Departamento de Nutrición y Producción de Herbívoros de acuerdo a la Norma Internacional ISO/IEC 17025:2005. De esta forma, se convierte en un laboratorio con acreditación oficial para poder realizar análisis de piensos destinados a la alimentación de ganado.

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