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Increasing the value of Australian honey as a health food

Gut microbes are recognised as playing a crucial role in health and disease and manipulating the balance of gut microbes through consumption of prebiotic foods to promote a 'healthy' gut is gaining significant interest in health, scientific and medical spheres. Preliminary studies suggests that honey from some Australian eucalypt species has a positive impact on human gut health. This investment seeks to establish rigorous evidence for the impact of Australian eucalypt honeys as a prebiotic to influence gut microbe composition and promote digestive health.

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2 Jul 2018-4 Apr 2022
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Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains

AgriFutures Australia

AgriFutures Australia proudly focuses on building a rich future for Australian agriculture. We live and work in the regions and …

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains
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    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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