Dec 15 2021
Chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer are the leading cause of death around the globe. In response, ICARDA in collaboration with Tuscia University in Italy launched a project called MEDWHEALTH to promote a healthy, nutrient-rich diet across Mediterranean countries. Through Medwhealth, the nutritional value of traditional foods in Italy, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Lebanon will be raised by using fortified durum wheat, barley, and lentil.
MEDWHEALTH will develop ingredients for much-loved traditional foods such as pasta and durum wheat bread for Italy; bulgur and flatbreads for Turkey; couscous for Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria; and freekeh for Lebanon.