Scientific researchers working at the University of Limerick, University College Cork, Cork University Hospital and Teagasc have created the FIBREMET Project.
This project is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) Food Institute Research Measure (FIRM).
We at FIBREMET are investigating the relationship between different types of fibre and the gut bacteria in inflammatory bowel disease and those metabolically challenged. The findings of this project will allow us to make recommendations for diet and food ingredients for people subject to these ailments. In addition, these findings will benefit the Irish consumer and Irish food industry.