Extensive interviews and tests with potential consumers will be conducted over the course of this project in order to be able to make informed statements in this matter. As many substances have the ability to prevent degenerative illnesses, the focus will increasingly be placed upon the health-promoting effects of these food products. The exact correlations and interactions, however, have not been sufficiently analyzed.
Legumes are especially rich in nutritionally valuable plant proteins and bioactive secondary plant metabolites. This project aims to show how both plant compounds interact and to prove their function as anti-diabetogenic agents in humans. The projected research will focus on raising the market potential and the marketability of legume products while at the same time reviving the cultivation of legumes, especially in traditional cultivation areas. In addition, the aim is to scientifically prove the health-promoting potential of legume-based products and ingredients. This research approach strengthens and expands the whole value chain of grain legumes, from cultivation to the consumer.