Peer reviewed scientific articles

  • Pellinen T, Päivärinta E, Isotalo J, Lehtovirta M, Itkonen ST, Korkalo L, Erkkola M, Pajari AM (2021). Replacing dietary animal-source proteins with plant-source proteins changes dietary intake and status of vitamins and minerals in healthy adults: a 12-week randomised controlled trial. European Journal of Nutrition 2021, In press.
  • Mattila, P., Mäkinen, S., Eurola, M., Jalava, T., Pihlava, J.-M., Hellström, J., Pihlanto, A. Nutritional value of commercial protein-rich plant products.  Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, 2018, 73, 108-115. DOI: 10.1007/s11130-018-0660-7
  • Mark Smits, Thuy-My Le, Paco Welsing, Geert Houben, André Knulst, Kitty Verhoeckx Legume protein consumption and the prevalence of legume sensitization. Nutrients 2018, 10, 1545 DOI: 10.3390/nu10101545
  • Tikka, V. Charitable food aid in Finland: From a social issue to an environmental solution. Agriculture and Human Values 36(2), 341–352. DOI: 10.1007/s10460-019-09916-3
  • Pirjo H Mattila, Juha-Matti Pihlava, Jarkko Hellström, Markus Nurmi, Merja Eurola, Sari Mäkinen, Taina Jalava, Anne Pihlanto Contents of phytochemicals and antinutritional factors in commercial protein-rich plant products.   Food Quality and Safety DOI: 10.1093/fqsafe/fyy021.
  • Pirjo H. Mattila, Pertti Marnila, Anne Pihlanto Wild and Cultivated MushroomsIn: Fruit and Vegetable Phytochemicals: Chemistry and Human Health, 2 Volumes, 2nd Edition. Wiley, Elhadi M. Yahia (Ed), pp 1279-1305.10.1002/9781119158042.ch69
  • Gianfranco Picone, Ivano De Noni, Pasquale Ferranti, Maria Adalgisa Nicolai, Cristina Alamprese, Alessia Trimigno, Andre Brodkorb, Reto Portmann, Anne Pihlanto, Sedef Nehir El, Francesco Capozzi Monitoring molecular composition and digestibility of ripened bresaola through a combined foodomics approach. Food Research International (IF 3.52) DOI: 10.1016/j.foodres.2018.11.021
  • Sorjonen JM, Valtonen A, Hirvisalo E, Karhapää M, Lehtovaara VJ, Lindgren J, Marnila P, Mooney P, Mäki M, Siljander-Rasi H, Tapio M, Tuiskula-Haavisto M, Roininen H. The plant-based by-product diets for the mass-rearing of Acheta domesticus and Gryllus bimaculatus. PLoS One. 2019 Jun 27;14(6):e0218830. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218830.
  • Päivärinta, E.; Itkonen, S.T.; Pellinen, T.; Lehtovirta, M.; Erkkola, M.; Pajari, A.-M. Replacing Animal-Based Proteins with Plant-Based Proteins Changes the Composition of a Whole Nordic Diet—A Randomised Clinical Trial in Healthy Finnish Adults. Nutrients 2020, 12, 943 DOI: 10.3390/nu12040943
  • Pap, Nora; Hamberg, Leena; Pihlava, Juha-Matti; Hellström, Jarkko; Mattila, Pirjo; Eurola, Merja; Pihlanto, Anne Impact of enzymatic hydrolysis on the nutrients, phytochemicals and sensory properties of oil hemp seed cake (Cannabis sativa L. FINOLA variety). Food Chemistry, Volume 320, 2020, 126530, ISSN 0308-8146 DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2020.126530
  • Rinne, M., Leppä, M.M., Kuoppala, K., Koivunen, E., Kahala, M., Jalava, T., Salminen, J.-P., Manni, K. Fermentation quality of ensiled crimped faba beans using different additives with special attention to changes in bioactive compounds. Animal Feed Science and Technology Volume 265, July 2020, 114497. DOI: 10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2020.114497
  • Suvi T Itkonen, Essi Päivärinta, Tiina Pellinen, Hanna Viitakangas, Juha Risteli, Maijaliisa Erkkola, Christel Lamberg-Allardt, Anne-Maria Pajari Partial Replacement of Animal Proteins with Plant Proteins for 12 Weeks Accelerates Bone Turnover Among Healthy Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial. The Journal of Nutrition, nxaa264 DOI: 10.1093/jn/nxaa264
  • Ari Paloviita Developing a matrix framework for protein transition towards more sustainable diets. British Food Journal DOI: 10.1108/BFJ-09-2020-0816

Review articles in scientific journals

  • Pihlanto, A., Mattila P., Mäkinen S., Pajari A-M. Bioactivities in alternative protein sources and their potential health benefits, Food and Function 2017;8:3443–3458 DOI: 10.1039/c7fo00302a
  • “Dele Raheema, Conrado Carrascosac, Oluwatoyin Bolanle Oluwoled, Maaike Nieuwlande, Ariana Saraivaf, Rafael Millanc and Antonio Raposog Traditional consumption of and rearing edible insects in Africa, Asia and Europe. CRITICAL REVIEWS IN FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION DOI: 10.1080/10408398.2018.1440191”
  • Steffie de Gier, Kitty VerhoeckxInsect (food) allergy and allergens Molecular Immunology 2018 May 3. pii: S0161-5890(18)30094-4 DOI: 10.1016/j.molimm.2018.03.015.
  • Isabella Pali-Schöll, Kitty Verhoeckx, Isabel Mafra, Simona L. Bavaro, E.N. Clare Mills, Linda Monaci. Allergenic and novel food proteins: State of the art and challenges in the allergenicity assessment. Trends in Food Science & Technology DOI: 10.1016/j.tifs.2018.03.007

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Event materials

Final Seminar 10–11 March 2021

Pathways to self-sufficiency and to sustainable and healthy protein system


Session 1 Products and technologies

Session 2 Health and environment

Session 3 Consumers and markets

New protein sources from new perspectives seminar 15 January 2019



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