Dr. Rosa N. Chávez Jáuregui is a professor at the Department of Agroenvironmental Sciences and the Food Science and Technology Program at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. Dr. Chávez received her Ph.D. and MS degrees in Food Science and Food Technology at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Currently, her laboratory is researching the physical, chemical, functional, morphological, and structural characterization of flours and starches from plantain, tubers, and roots. Dr. Chávez has worked in the following research areas: antioxidant stability and assessment, postharvest of fruits, extrusion process, and value-added products.
Title : Development of extruded ready-to-eat snack based on unripe plantain flour and corn grits