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Processing of nutritious, safe and acceptable foods from CELSS candidate crops.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11538969     Owner:  NASA     Status:  MEDLINE    
A controlled ecological life-support system (CELSS) is required to sustain life for long-duration space missions. The challenge is preparing a wide variety of tasty, familiar, and nutritious foods from CELSS candidate crops under space environmental conditions. Conventional food processing technologies will have to be modified to adapt to the space environment. Extrusion is one of the processes being examined as a means of converting raw plant biomass into familiar foods. A nutrition-improved pasta has been developed using cowpea as a replacement for a portion of the durum semolina. A freeze-drying system that simulates the space conditions has also been developed. Other technologies that would fulfill the requirements of a CELSS will also be addressed.
B Fu; P E Nelson; R Irvine; L L Kanach
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in space research : the official journal of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0273-1177     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Space Res     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-10     Completed Date:  1996-10-10     Revised Date:  2007-07-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9878935     Medline TA:  Adv Space Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-50     Citation Subset:  S    
Department of Food Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1160, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Crops, Agricultural*
Dietary Proteins*
Ecological Systems, Closed*
Food Handling / methods
Food Preservation
Food Technology / methods*
Food, Formulated
Freeze Drying
Life Support Systems*
Nutritive Value
Plant Oils
Plant Proteins*
Space Flight
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Proteins; 0/Plant Oils; 0/Plant Proteins
C A Mitchell / Purdue U, West Lafayette, IN

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