I RAMÓN FRIAL AWARDON FOOD AND HEALTH RESEARCH
From the very outset, one of the greatest concerns of the founder of the Frial Group was quality in the field of human nutrition and food science.
The RAMÓN FRIAL AWARD on Food and Health Research was created in 1992 in his memory to support the development of advances in the fields of food science and nutrition, and the jury had as its Chair the Nobel Prize-winner Severo Ochoa and as its Vice-Chair Dr. Francisco Grande Covián. The prize was awarded to Dr. Gregorio Varela, who held the Chair in Nutrition Science at the Madrid Complutense University School of Pharmacy for his meritorious scientific contributions in the field of food science and their benefit to consumer health.
With the creation of this award, the FRIAL Group moved to the forefront in promoting research in the field.
II RAMÓN FRIAL AWARD ON FOOD AND HEALTH RESEARCH
In 2003, on the 50th anniversary of its founding, the Frial Group called for submissions for the II RAMÓN FRIAL AWARD on Food and Health Research. The jury, composed of distinguished Spanish researchers andChaired by Dr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza, awarded the prize to research into the role of polyphenols in nutrition and health: Biological properties of polyphenolic compounds in grapes and pomegranate juice, submitted by the Research Team led by Dr. Francisco A. Tomás-Barberán at the National Research Council (CSIC)’s Segura Centre for Edaphology and Applied Biology (CEBAS) in Murcia.