The dish has all the necessary nutrients needed during your stay in orbit.
University of Adelaide researchers have created a space salad recipe for astronauts. A mixture of six to eight crops can be grown on the International Space Station. This is stated in a press release from the Australian university on March 6.
These are soybeans, barley, poppy seeds, kali leaves, sweet potatoes, peanuts and seeds. Volunteers who have already tasted the dish found it very tasty.
Professor Volker Gessel noted that there are dozens of crops that can meet the nutritional needs of an astronaut. Scientists determined using a NASA study and using the daily dietary requirements for astronauts. The research team developed a computational model to predict the best plant combination for space lettuce.
Technology and provided a diet and food suitable for daily meals, especially during missions in orbit or long distance travel in space. The goal is to provide staff with the right and complete nutrition through the “cosmic salad”, which will keep them healthy in adverse human conditions.
Astronauts sacrifice many favorite things for their tasks and missions in space. This applies to homemade food or gourmet dishes that they enjoyed on our planet.
“We have modeled a mixture of six to eight cultures that provide all the essential nutrients an astronaut needs,” said Professor Volker Gessel.
The influence of food on mood was important for the project, taking into account color, taste, texture, freshness. Researchers are striving to develop systems and components of space economy for long-term space missions to meet the nutritional and psychological needs of astronauts. The ingredients for the new dish can be grown while in space. The next phase of the research will be to use digital twin simulations to design growth chambers and systems that can grow crops.
Earlier, Focus reported that poisonous algae around the oceans were recorded from space. Scientists said that this is new evidence of negative human activity on the planet.
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