Nordic research project
Enriched Seafood Convenience Products
Participants: Matis, Iceland, VTT, Finland, Grimur Kokkur, Iceland, Marinox, Iceland and BioActive Foods, Norway
Project funded by Nordic Innovation
The aim of this project was to increase the value of ocean based raw materials, reach new seafood consumer groups and increase market share of the companies involved, as a step forward for production of enriched seafood dishes for targeted consumer groups.
Seafood dishes enriched with bioactive compounds from the ocean, such as seaweed, fish proteins and fish oil were developed to meet market demand. In the project the stability and bioactivity of ingredients for use in consumer products were studied, as well as the effect of enrichment on stability and quality of the seafood products. Acceptance of the concepts and the developed prototypes were evaluated in consumer studies in the Nordic market.
The fatty acid profiles of the blood of a selected group of consumers, using the enriched seafood dishes for a period of time, were measured. The fatty acid profiles were used to calculate the individual protection of each person against lifestyle related health issues.
This innovative seafood development project was based on collaboration between a fish processing company, two ingredient supply companies and two food research institutes, with emphasis on consumer oriented product development, consumer testing and marketing (read more).