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Eduarda Cabral

Meat Technologist

Research Interests

  • Extractions of bioactives from sustainable sources of biomasses for food and nutraceutical applications;
  • Sustainable sources of protein;
  • Emerging Proteins;
  • Novel and Green Processes and Technologies;
  • Valorisation of co-products recovered from side streams of food industries;
  • Study of the variability in Meat quality and tenderness through the optimisation and implementation of new methods and methodologies.


  • BSc Aquatic Sciences (2004), University of Porto, Portugal
  • MSc Quality Control of Water and Food (2008), University of Porto, Portugal

Cabral, E.M, Chapter 10 - Functional applications of edible insects and derived ingredients in food products. Insects as Food and Food Ingredients, Academic Press, 2024, pp. 163-171, ISBN 9780323955942.

Saravana, P.S., Alaydi, H., Cabral, E.M., Poojary, M.M., Karuppusamy, S., Tiwari, B.K. (2024). Ultrasound, microwave and enzyme-assisted multiproduct biorefinery of Ascophyllum nodosum. Food Chemistry, pp. 137259.

Cabral, E.M., Zhu, X., Garcia-Vaquero, M., Pérez-Vila, S., Tang, J., Gómez-Mascaraque, L.G., Poojary, M.M., Curtin, J., Tiwari, B.K. (2023). Recovery of Protein from Industrial Hemp Waste (Cannabis sativa, L.) using High-Pressure Processing and Ultrasound Technologies. Foods, 12(15), 2883.

Cabral, E.M., Poojary, M.M., Lund, M.N., Curtin, J., Fenelon, M., Tiwari, B.K. (2022). Effect of solvent composition on the extraction of proteins from hemp oil processing stream. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 102 (14), pp. 6293-6298.

Nilsson, A.E., Bergman, K., Gomez Barrio, L.P., Cabral, E.M., Tiwari, B.K. (2022). Life cycle assessment of a seaweed-based bio refinery concept for production of food, materials, and energy. Algal Research, (65), 102725.

Gómez Barrio, L.P., Cabral, E.M., Zhao, M., Álvarez García, C., Senthamaraikannan, R., Padamati, R.B., Tiwari, U., Curtin, J.F., Tiwari, B.K. (2022).Comparison Study of an Optimized Ultrasound-Based Method versus an Optimized Conventional Method for Agar Extraction, and Protein Co-Extraction, from Gelidium sesquipedale. Foods, 11 (6).

Cabral, E.M., Mondala, J.R.M., Oliveira, M., Przyborska, J., Fitzpatrick, S., Rai, D.K., Sivagnanam, S.P., Garcia-Vaquero, M., O'Shea, D., Devereux, M., Tiwari, B.K., Curtin, J. (2021). Influence of molecular weight fractionation on the antimicrobial and anticancer properties of a fucoidan rich-extract from the macroalgae Fucus vesiculosus. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 186, pp. 994-1002.

Cabral, E.M., Oliveira, M., Mondala, J.R.M., Curtin, J., Tiwari, B.K., Garcia-Vaquero, M. (2021). Antimicrobials from seaweeds for food applications. Marine Drugs, 19 (4).