Taste plays a key role in nutrition by stimulating the desire to eat, and proper nutrition is essential to improve health. Some diseases such as cancer or, as we´ve seen recently, that sysmptoms caused by Covid-19, may result in taste changes, the loss of it being among them.

AZTI in collaboration with University of Reading, University of Warsaw, Fruktus Agros Nova, Ekoland, NaturalMachines and Maspex is leading an investigation project funded by EIT-Food on innovative solutions that, in addition to nutritional requirements, consider sensorial alterations to help promote the pleasure of eating, because what we eat is as important as the fact of enjoying while doing it.

The ONCOFOOD project will design and develop new innovative food solutions for cancer patients considering not only their nutritional requirements but also their sensory alterations, promoting the pleasure of eating and preventing malnutrition.

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