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MOUNTAIN
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O Norte Somos Nós

CIMO is the winner of the "O Norte Somos Nós" Awards in
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MOUNTAIN
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Polytechnic Institute
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FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Adaptation of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) and Spearmint (Mentha spicata) to local climate and crop management

Project Type
Nac / Pub
Financial Program
PRODER – Medida 4.1.
Principal Investigator
Manuel Ângelo Rosa Rodrigues
Start
2012-07-01
End
2015-04-06
More info
http://www.proder.pt/Handlers/Coopera%c3%a7%c3%a3o%20para%20a%20Inova%c3%a7%c3%a3obc17.pdf?id=3772&menuid=2169



Description
Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) has been used as a natural sweetener since it contains an active ingredient called stevioside, with a sweetness power considered 40 to 300 times higher than that of sucrose. The use of steviosides as food additives are only permitted in the European Union (EU) since November 2011. The permission by the EU to use Stevia as a food additive will certainly increase the market potential to this species. However, to produce Stevia in Portugal it is necessary to test its adaptability to the local growing conditions and also the quality of the plant material to be used as a natural sweetener.





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Project Partners

  • TouchFlowers, Lda.