Supplemental resveratrol should be considered as an adjunct to standard anti-diabetic agents in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, according to two studies conducted at the University of Medical Sciences in Iran and JSS University in India.
Thirty days of supplementation with resveratrol were associated with a reduction in the size of fat cells, with genetic tests showing various pathways for fat breakdown, researchers from the Netherlands report.
The development of a non-bitter varieties of quinoa that can be grown in Europe could mean greater versatility as an ingredient and help ease supply shortages in key growing zones like Bolivia and Peru.
Thailand is considering legalizing kratom as a safer alternative for meth addicts, and U.S. researchers are studying its potential to help opiate abusers kick the habit without withdrawal side effects.
PepsiCo has been experimenting with ingredients from unpeeled heat-treated green bananas and plantains to serve as everything from a gluten substitute to a sugar replacer in products from oatmeal to smoothies, crackers, bars and cookies, a recent...
Blueberry suppliers could improve the taste and acceptance of the fruit by selecting breeds containing particular volatile compounds and allowing fruits to ripen so that they contain higher levels of these compounds, say researchers.
Talcott says purple sweet potato pigments are unique because they have "tremendous" color stability. In other words, they have more intense color and a wider color range — from raspberry red to grapelike purple — than other deeply hued fruits or vegetables. They're also well-suited for food products because they have a neutral flavor — unlike grapes, which have good color but bitter tannins. The sweet potato pigments even boast slight health benefits — they are mildly anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic, Talcott notes.
DNA methylation is an epigenetic modification that is essential for normal development and also plays important roles in diverse cellular functions, such as genomic imprinting, X-chromosome inactivation, suppression of repetitive DNA elements,...
By chewing the fruit you are covering the surface of your tongue with miraculin, ready to react as soon as an acidic solution enters the mouth. Even after you swallow the lime juice the miraculin remains bound to the sweet receptors for up to an hour- inactive, but ready to switch to sweetness when you suck your next lime.
It has been almost a year since United States Department of Agriculture took down its ORAC database. Now that this official reference point is gone, does this measure of antioxidant potential still have relevance in the marketplace?