Aman Paul

Aman Paul
Protix, Netherlands · Product Development

PhD (Food Technology)

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Additional affiliations
July 2018 - September 2020
Protix B.V.
Position
  • Managing Director
Description
  • Food and feed product development
July 2017 - July 2018
Protix B.V.
Position
  • Manager
Description
  • Insect rearing and processing.
July 2013 - June 2017
University of Liège
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Field border flowering strips as a source for food or non-food compounds
Education
July 2013 - June 2017
University of Liège
Field of study
  • Food Science and Formulations
August 2010 - May 2012
August 2006 - July 2010

Publications

Publications (27)
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European legislation permits the inclusion of insect proteins in pet and aquaculture diets. Black soldier fly larvae (BSF) are one of the most actively produced species due to their low environmental impact and nutritional characteristics. BSF protein derivatives (proteins and protein hydrolysates) contain a substantial amount of low molecular weig...
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Chitin, and especially its deacetylated variant chitosan, has many applications, e.g., as carrier material for pharmaceutical drugs or flocculants in wastewater treatment. Despite its versatility and accessibility, chitin, the second most abundant polysaccharide on Earth, has so far been commercially extracted only from crustaceans and to a minor e...
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Clostridium perfringens is a commensal, but also an opportunistic pathogen that can lead to lethal diseases as a result of overgrowth when homeostasis is disrupted. The current course of treatment is antibiotics. However, with increasing antibiotic resistance alternatives are required. We investigated the antimicrobial capacity of digest from diffe...
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Hermetia illucens meal is one of the most promising alternatives to fishmeal and soymeal. Fat oxidation quality of these products is crucial, as it directly influences the palatability of feed, and health of animals consuming it. During this study, oxidative quality of commercial H. illucens meal, fishmeal and soymeal was evaluated by measuring fat...
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Insects or products derived from insects are considered as a valuable feed ingredient for aquaculture, poultry, and pigs but also exert possible secondary effects of health stimulators in livestock as reported in literature. Health benefits attributed to insects can create additional value in the insect chain. Three categories of bioactive compound...
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Black soldier fly (BSF) larvae derived ingredients are being considered as sustainable alternatives to conventional animal derived ingredients in pet food formulations. In Europe, legislations permit the use of BSF fat in pet food formulations. However, BSF fat has received very little attention from pet food producers till now. This article examin...
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The interest in use of insects for human food has also resulted in the appearance of insect-based dog and cat food products in the market. Insect-based pet food producers are using several health and sustainability claims for marketing purposes, which are expected to be the main drivers of market growth in the near future. In this paper, we systema...
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The effects of including Hermetia illucens (HI) meal in rainbow trout diets have been widely characterized, but data related to its utilization in low-fishmeal (FM) diets are quite scarce. The current research investigated the impact of HI meal inclusion in low-FM diets for rainbow trout by assessing fish growth performance, nutrient digestibility,...
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Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL)-derived proteins are gaining popularity as sustainablepet food ingredients. According to the literature, these ingredients have strong antioxidant andantimicrobial activities. Due to the ability of BSFL protein derivatives to donate hydrogen atomsand/or electrons to counterpoise unstable molecules, they could possibl...
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Marine feed ingredients derived from cephalopods (e.g., squid) and crustaceans (e.g., krill) are commercially used to improve the palatability of shrimp diets. Increase in global demand for shrimps has resulted in overfishing of these marine organisms and is a matter of concern. Insect protein hydrolysate could be a sustainable alternative for the...
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Description of the subject. Prunella vulgaris L. (Lamiaceae) is an edible herb used in Europe and Asia as herbal tea, food, dietary supplement or medicinal plant since several centuries. Although the composition and properties of the aerial parts are well documented in the literature, Prunella vulgaris seeds have never been investigated. Objective...
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Feather pecking is a key welfare challenge in laying hen husbandry. Feeding of live Hermetia illucens larvae could provide a possible solution to reduce feather pecking in hens. This research investigates effects of dispensing live H. illucens larvae to non-beak trimmed older laying hens on production performance, behavior and welfare. Control trea...
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The production of food is an intensive source of environmental impact. In aquaculture, one source of impact is solid waste, which contains high concentrations of minerals, other nutrients, and metals. The larvae of Hermetiaillucens are capable of consuming this material, but applying technology that is based on these larvae for managing waste strea...
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In an attempt to understand the interfacial properties of various milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) components, their monolayers were characterized using a Langmuir film balance. MFGM fractions were separated into lipids (total and polar lipids) and defatted mass. The interfacial properties of these components were characterized at the air/water int...
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In order to explore some potential insect sources of food lipids, the lipid compositions of three Orthopterans (Acheta domesticus, Conocephalus discolor and Chorthippus parallelus) were analyzed and compared with those of Tenebrio molitor larvae. A. domesticus, Co. discolor, Ch. parallelus and T. molitor larvae were found to contain approximately 1...
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Insects, particularly those belonging to the family Acrididae (grasshoppers), are commonly consumed as human food in many parts of the world. Grasshoppers of the species Chorthippus parallelus are abundantly found throughout Europe. However, these insects were not consumed by Europeans till now, but could possibly be used as human food, which is wh...
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Description of the subject. To counteract environmental problems due to agricultural intensification, European farmers can apply agri-environmental schemes in their fields. Flower strips are one example of these schemes, with the aim of supporting biodiversity, leading to an increase in “useful” species groups such as pollinators for crop pollinati...
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Introduction. Sphingolipids are a group of lipid molecules, the focus on which has been gradually increasing during recent years. This review presents sphingolipids, as valuable compounds with a high potential for industry. Literature. Structures of sphingolipids are described and their natural sources are presented. Different methods for extractio...
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Description of the subject. Current trends suggest an increasing future demand for conventional meats, which indicates a strong need to shift this dependency to other alternative protein sources such as insects. Literature. From a nutritional point of view, of all the insects consumed globally, grasshoppers are particularly important as a human fo...
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Introduction. Over the centuries, bio-sourced compounds isolated from plants, insects and microorganisms have been a potent source of drugs for the treatment of human diseases. Literature. Bio-sourced extracts offer a wide diversity of compounds with a large number of potentially beneficial effects in humans. Serendipity has frequently played a key...
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Reducing pesticide use is one the major issues of today's agriculture. Among other possibilities, attracting and conserving pest natural enemies in agricultural landscapes by providing them habitats is promising. Wildflower strips (WFS) sown at field margins are one of these potential habitats. They are known to attract and conserve a large diversi...
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In last decades, farmland biodiversity came under large threat. To counteract farmland biodiversity loss and other environmental impacts of intensive agriculture, European farmers can apply Agri-environmental schemes. One of these is the creation of flower strips, a part of the cropping field where flowers are sown or naturally settled. Flower stri...
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Field border flowering strips are commonly grown throughout the world mainly to enhance biodiversity. However besides their basic function they can also yield numerous compounds which could be interesting for wide range of industries such as food, pharmaceutical, etc. With the aim of valorization, proximate compositional analysis of seeds from some...
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The present investigation was made with an attempt to develop a processed cheese spread by partial addition of different levels of tofu, mozzarella and cheddar cheese. For control, was prepared by adding cheddar cheese, stabilizer (Sodium Citrate), emulsifier (Glycerol Monostearate) salt and required amount of water, to obtain more than 40% total s...
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Spirulina is a rich source of nutrients namely essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, carotenoids, minerals and vitamins and thus can potentially represent an important staple in the human diet. The present work focuses on enrichment of ice cream with Spirulina with its addition in concentrations of 0.075%, 0.15%, 0.23% and 0.3% to replace 2...
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Rice Bran Oil, Mustard Oil and Sunflower Oil are commonly used oils in India. Rice Bran Oil is a rich source of oryzanol; on the other hand Mustard Oil and Sunflower oil have oryzanol in trace amounts. The present study was conducted to evaluate the comparative heat stability of oryzanol in the three vegetable oils, during pan heating and microwave...

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Questions (8)
Question
Hello students,
Are you interested in doing an internship or master's research on sensory profiling of insect based feed ingredients? At Protix (Dongen, Netherlands), we have an position that may interest you.
Check the link below:
Regards,
Aman Paul
Question
I am working on edible oils extracted from new plant and insect sources. Traditionally we use bleaching earth to decolorize the oil. But they have a few limitations:
1. The recovery of edible oil is very low (a large quantity of oil sticks to bleaching earth and its hard to remove).
2. In most cases the process takes place on temperatures above 100°C, which usually degrades the nutritional quality of the oil (especially if more unsaturated fatty acids are present in the oil).
3. Bleaching earth are usually non-renewable, we can't use them again and again.
Keeping in mind all the above points I would like some suggestions about a desirable bleaching agent.

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Proximate analysis of wild and ofte underexploited plants and edible insects for establishing their nutritional value.
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The goal of the project is to isolate, characterize and modify novel compounds of agricultural origin, and more precisely from original resources, such as field border flowering strips and insects. The present multi-disciplinary project aims to highlight some possible ways of valorization of the plants used in the wildflower strips as well as the insects present in those strips. The research hypothesis sustaining this project is that several flowering plant species can be considered as potential interesting sources of nutrients (oils or fats) and/or bio-active molecules for food or non-food uses. Moreover, the flowering herbaceous strips alongside crop fields also harbor a very large amount of insects, including edible insects such as grasshopper and cricket. Considering both plant and insect diversity of the surrounding managed areas, a screening of several food and non-food molecules will be performed to select most interesting nutrients but also pharmaceutical or healthy materials in order to optimize plant and insect diversity regarding their further ways of valorization.