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Workshop: Food extrusion demonstration (Werribee South)
24 October 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Levy-funded project VG15076 Creating value from edible vegetable waste is developing new ways to improve recovery of edible material, with a focus on brassica vegetables and carrots. Concepts being explored include extracting ‘nutraceuticals’ from vegetable waste, processing edible waste into new ingredients and food products, and using fermentation.
The CSIRO researchers working on VG15076, which is a strategic levy investment under the Hort Innovation Vegetable Fund, will be demonstrating extrusion technology in action at a workshop as part of the VegNET program being delivered in the northern, western and south-eastern regions of Victoria.
This live demonstration will allow participants to touch and taste the extrusion of powdered broccoli or carrots into crunchy snacks, and discuss opportunities for value added products within your business.
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