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United States Department of Agriculture

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ARS Food & Nutrition Research Briefs Posted on Web / February 22, 2006 / News from the USDA Agricultural Research Service

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ARS Food & Nutrition Research Briefs Posted on Web

By Marcia Wood
February 22, 2006

The Agricultural Research Service has posted the newest edition of its quarterly online ARS Food & Nutrition Research Briefs newsletter at:

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/np/fnrb/fnrb0106.htm

Research findings highlighted in this user-friendly publication include:

  • Unique broccoli plants for tomorrow might produce seed that's an economical source of a cancer-fighting compound called glucoraphanin.
  • Apples contain a protein known as PPO, short for polyphenoloxidase, that might be employed to quell allergy-causing compounds in peanuts.
  • Exercise and estrogen work in similar ways to help our bodies stay lean.
  • June-bearing strawberry plants can be coaxed to yield delicious fruit in fall through late winter for the mid-Atlantic states.
  • Our exposure to Campylobacter might be lessened by bacteriocins, natural compounds that can kill this foodborne pathogen.

Individuals who would like to receive the ARS Food & Nutrition Research Briefs by email, or an email notifying them when a new edition of the Briefs is posted on the World Wide Web, can sign up online for these free services.

ARS is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency.

Last Modified: 2/22/2006
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