Kamila Méndez Calderón
Food Processing and Nutrition
Kamila Méndez Calderón is part of the Food Processing and Nutrition Research Group, as a part of the project: cLabel+Alimentos Inovadores “clean label” naturais, nutritivos e orientados para o consumidor. Her work is focused on the development of low sugar food products and the incorporation of functional compounds in healthy formulations.
She has participated in different research projects, working on novel technologies for fruits and vegetables, like ultrasound, extrusion, sensory analysis, among others. Thanks to those previous experiences, the National University of Colombia awarded her master thesis with a meritorious distinction, and she was the winner of one national and one international scholarship. Kamila developed two different short-stay in Spain, the first one (2015), in the Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA) in Lleida to evaluate the shelf-life of tropical fruits. The second one (2019) was to evaluate the effect of nutritional label on the students’ choices in the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA) in Valencia. Kamila has led different degrees projects to develop new functional formulations, including peels and seeds as a functional ingredient.
“Frutas tropicales deshidratadas se convierten en saludables snacks”, April 21, 2015
“Semillas y cáscaras enriquecen rellenos de panes y donas”, March 7, 2017
“Panes y donas mejoradas con pulpas y semillas de frutas”, March 10, 2017
“Lo natural no nos engaña, (Natual food does not lie to us)”, enganaEG549431 , January, 2019.
- “Más allá de la fruta fresca. Tendencias y oportunidades de productos derivados de
Alternativas innovadoras para la agregación de valor a las frutas colombianas.
En: Colombia ISBN: 978-958-775-522-0 ed: Empresa Editorial
Universidad Nacional De Colombia, v., p.17 – 42 ,2015.2, Printed book.
- Méndez, E.K, Orrego C.E., Manrique D. L., Ocampo J.C., Vallejo D. Salazar N.A
Effect of convective drying assisted by ultrasound on drying time and aroma of tamarillo fruits
Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 2017, 9, 1-10
- Orrego C.E., Méndez E. K., Ocampo J.C.
Optimization of convective drying assisted by ultrasound for Mango Tommy (Mangifera Indica L.)
Journal of Food Process Engineering 2017
- Méndez,E.K., Orrego C.E., Giraldo G.I.
Organic versus conventional: a comparative study on the shelf life of passion fruit (Passiflora edulis Sims) crops
International Food Research International, 2019
- Méndez, Erika K., Carlos E. Orrego, and J. Enrique
Evaluation of Ultrasound By Direct Contact on Convective Drying of Banana (Musa paradisiaca) Slices Using Principal Component Analysis and Response Surface Methodology
2019 AIChE Annual Meeting. AIChE, 2019