11 min

Natalia Fanelli: Protein Quality Research | Ep. 120 The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast

    • Science

In this episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt, Natalia Fanelli, a PhD student at the University of Illinois, shares her innovative research on using pigs as a model for human nutrition studies. Natalia discusses the significance of amino acid scores in evaluating protein quality in human foods, using exciting examples like comparing traditional and plant-based burgers. Don't miss out on this fascinating discussion—tune in on all major platforms.

"DIAAS evaluates protein quality in human foods by comparing amino acid digestibility to protein requirements. Animal nutritionists may excel more than human nutritionists in this area." - Natalia Fanelli

(00:00) Highlight(01:25) Introduction(03:00) Pigs as a model for human nutrition(05:10) Comparing meat and plant-based burgers(06:40) Digestible indispensable amino acid score(08:02) Natalia’s master's thesis research(09:30) Future research plans and PhD focus(11:10) Closing thoughts
Meet the guest: Natalia Fanelli is a Master's student in Nutrition Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. With extensive research experience in protein quality and amino acid digestibility using pigs as a model, Natalia's work bridges animal and human nutrition. Fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish, she is now pursuing her PhD.

The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast is trusted and supported by innovative companies like:

- Phibro
- Hubbard Feeds
- Jyga
- Kemin
- Alltech
- Novus

𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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Website: swinenutritionblackbelt.com

In this episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt, Natalia Fanelli, a PhD student at the University of Illinois, shares her innovative research on using pigs as a model for human nutrition studies. Natalia discusses the significance of amino acid scores in evaluating protein quality in human foods, using exciting examples like comparing traditional and plant-based burgers. Don't miss out on this fascinating discussion—tune in on all major platforms.

"DIAAS evaluates protein quality in human foods by comparing amino acid digestibility to protein requirements. Animal nutritionists may excel more than human nutritionists in this area." - Natalia Fanelli

(00:00) Highlight(01:25) Introduction(03:00) Pigs as a model for human nutrition(05:10) Comparing meat and plant-based burgers(06:40) Digestible indispensable amino acid score(08:02) Natalia’s master's thesis research(09:30) Future research plans and PhD focus(11:10) Closing thoughts
Meet the guest: Natalia Fanelli is a Master's student in Nutrition Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. With extensive research experience in protein quality and amino acid digestibility using pigs as a model, Natalia's work bridges animal and human nutrition. Fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish, she is now pursuing her PhD.

The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast is trusted and supported by innovative companies like:

- Phibro
- Hubbard Feeds
- Jyga
- Kemin
- Alltech
- Novus

𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

Instagram: Swine Campus
LinkedIn: Swine Campus
Website: swinenutritionblackbelt.com

11 min

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