Valorization and Promotion of Raisin Consumption through the Study of its Bioactive Compounds Content in Fruits and Co-products and Evaluation of its Neuroprotective Activity in Humans.

The main objective of the project is to enhance the value of raisins as a food product and promote their consumption among the general population, especially those susceptible to various pathologies, due to their potential neuroprotective activity attributed to their bioactive compound content.
This objective will be achieved by employing environmentally friendly extraction technologies and Green solvents, which will enable efficient recovery of bioactive compounds present in raisins.

The neuroprotective activity of the evaluated extracts will be determined initially through in vitro bioactivity assays to screen those with the highest bioactivity, facilitating their selection for subsequent evaluation in human intervention trials.

Project Data:
  • Funding Entity: Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Sustainable Development of the Andalusian Regional Government through the Agency for Agricultural and Fisheries Management of Andalusia (AGAPA)
  • Announcement: Public Tender
  • Modality: Service Provision Contract
  • Consortium Partners: Individual Project
  • Funding: Contract Amount: €35,000
  • Deadline Execution: 2021/2022


  • Innovative extraction methodologies, efficient and environmentally friendly, such as microwave-assisted extraction.
  • Detailed characterization of the phytochemical composition of the extracts obtained using chromatographic techniques coupled with mass spectrometry.
  • Evaluation of neuroprotective activity in in vitro assays.
  • Study of the effectiveness of the extracts in human intervention trials.