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Optimization of Chamber-Grown Crops in Menu Planning
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published July 13, 1998 by SAE International in United States
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NASA-JSC is evaluating planetary mission scenarios where plants will provide the majority of the diet for the crew. The requirements of both plants and crew diet need to be integrated in the development of the final food system. Plant growth has limitations in type and quantity of crops to be produced while diets must meet palatability and nutritional requirements as well as limited processing labor, equipment and power. A plan is presented for the development of a food system based heavily on grown crops. Although the steps taken in the development are applicable to the design of any long duration flight food system. The process begins with the development of a food list, followed by preliminary menu design, nutritional analysis and finally menu testing.
CitationKloeris, V., Vodovotz, Y., and Bourland, C., "Optimization of Chamber-Grown Crops in Menu Planning," SAE Technical Paper 981559, 1998, https://doi.org/10.4271/981559.
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