New Issue of ARS Food & Nutrition Research Briefs Posted / November
10, 2004 / News from the USDA Agricultural Research Service
New Issue of ARS Food & Nutrition Research
By Marcia Wood
November 10, 2004
New findings about nutrition and
health, plus important discoveries in food safety and quality, are reported in
the latest issue of the Agricultural
Research Service's quarterly e-zine, ARS Food & Nutrition Research
Briefs. It's now available online at:
Findings included in the current issue:
- Getting enough vitamin D from the foods you eat--and from sunshine--could
help your oral health.
- The most authoritative source of information about what Americans eat is
now posted on the World Wide Web.
- Lutein-enriched eggs are a superb source of this eye-healthy carotenoid, a
four- phase study indicates.
- Pterostilbene (pronounced TAIR-oh-STILL-bean) in grapes might help lower
unhealthy levels of lipids in our bodies, if results from tests with rat liver
cells hold true for humans.
- Salmonella levels in free-range chickens may not be significantly
different from levels in conventionally produced birds. That means that you
need to thoroughly cook either kind of poultry.
- Two luscious new peaches--Scarletprince and Julyprince--and a juicy new
plum, Ruby Queen, are ideal for orchards and backyards of the southeastern
ARS is the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's chief scientific research agency.