Microencapsulation of sacha inchi oils (plukenetiavolubilis and P. huayllabambana) and antioxidants of Peruvian biodiversity. Contribution to the development of functional foods containing omega-3 to prevent noncommunicable diseases.

Project: Research

Project Details


The project proposes microencapsular oils of Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis and P. huallabambana) with natural antioxidants extracted from some by-products of Peruvian biodiversity (camu camu, elder and Andean potatoes), to be used in the preparation of functional foods that help prevent Chronic noncommunicable diseases. In this way, instability and hydrolytic alterations of sacha inchi oils, which represent a problem for their commercialization and storage, will be eliminated.
Effective start/end date13/01/1621/11/19

Collaborative partners

  • Lima University (lead)
  • Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industrial
  • CSIC
  • Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
  • Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina
  • Universidad de Florencia
  • Asociación de productores de Rodriguez de Mendoza - Amazonas Perú

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research areas and lines

  • Health
  • Food safety
  • Biodiversity products


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