In medieval Europe beer was used extensively by doctors for the treatment of renal diseases and bronchial asthma, but today this drink is considered one of the main causes of hangovers and development of the so-called “beer heart” when muscle the body has to work harder and slack. Chemists from Urals Federal University, and their colleagues from St. Petersburg University ITMO, decided to create a truly useful beer that does not cause a hangover and nourishes the human body with useful substances.
According to Professor Elena Kovaleva, their work mainly is to change the properties of the yeast by controlling the temperature of the surrounding conditions, and in the application of food additives. To remove the hangover effect, the researchers decided to update the composition of beer, and to give drinkers a more vitamins — use the waste spent grain for the production of nutritional bars.
Useful beer with vitamins
The new Beers the researchers want to add extracts of the roots of kudzu, which contains the substance of the isoflavone, reduces the toxic effects of alcohol. Also, the number of components can also be of Chlorella algae, which also contribute to the weakening of the hangover effect. Thus, fans of the drink will be able to get it contained vitamins B1 and B2, as well as heart-healthy nicotinic acid — all without the hangover.
Cookies from brewer pellets
To provide people with an additional set of vitamins, scientists want to develop a recipe for cookies and bars from the waste product of beer pellets. It is a left over after cooking and pumping the wort boiled malt, which is usually used for animal feed. This is despite the fact that it contains starch, fiber, vitamins and prebiotics — substances that are particularly useful to humans.
Unprocessed spent grain is too hard to use, but after fermentation they are suitable as an additive to oatmeal for obtaining food, for example oatmeal cookies, — explained Elena Kovaleva.
Deputy Director of the centre for work with enterprises Alexander Cherepanov said that Ural Federal University is ready to cooperate with interested manufacturers. However, the release date bespohmelnaya beer and candy bars with vitamins is still unknown.
Beer will become a scarce drink
Meanwhile, the scientific journal Nature Plants Monday recently published a study predicting a shortage of beer in the year 2099. This turn of events may occur due to climate change the world’s crop of barley will be reduced from 3% to 17%, and the drink will be very expensive. With the onset of a time some countries will be able to earn good money in short supply — you can read about this in our material.
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