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Upcycled Foods: ?Getting the goodness out of Kent cherries

University of Kent

Project objectives

Worldwide, cherry based products are popular health foods due to their high content of natural compounds called anthocyanins. In this project the University of Kent team are working together with Kent cherry grower, Rent a Cherry Tree, to determine the health benefits of a variety of Kent cherry products. ? This will provide Rent a Cherry Tree and other local growers with strong scientific knowledge on their products. A growing consumer demand for healthy and sustainable products that also reduce waste provides a major opportunity for these growers to expand by targeting a wider customer-base. This will create jobs, promote economic growth and reduce agricultural waste in Kent.

Further details
Lead Researcher: Dr Marina Ezcurra and Dr Jennifer Tullet
Industry: Fruit, Packaged food and drink
Industry partners: Rent A Cherry Tree
Topic: Flavour, taste, texture & nutrition, Food processing, Food waste
Funded by: Innovate UK
Project start date: Jul-2022
Project end date: May-2024