The PIG-MALION project develops porcine products good for the heart, by means of the reformulation and incorporation of bioactive ingredients that allow to improve their nutritional and healthy profile. The products obtained in this project foresee to be incorporated in the context of a balanced diet for those people who regularly consume these types of meat derivatives.

During the project, they evaluate and select bioactive and analogous fatty ingredients to develop meat products such as Burguer Meat and blood sausage. The execution of the project also contemplates the validation of the effects of its consumption on the health by means of studies realized in animals and humans.

PIG-MALION has a consortium formed by Embotits Salgot, with extensive experience in the production of pork products, and the Eurecat Nutrition and Health Technology Unit, which contributes to the project its great experience in the execution of pre-clinical trials and intervention in humans

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General details


PIG-MALION  – Functional strategy to reduce metabolic targets associated with cardiovascular risk through ingestion of pork products to be included in the usual dietary pattern of consumption

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Programme and call for tender

Project funded by the MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND UNIVERSITIES and by the European Union, within the framework of the call Retos-Colaboración of the State Program of Research, Development and Innovation Oriented to the Challenges of Society, within the State’s Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation Plan 2013-2016, with the main objective of promoting technological development, innovation and quality research.