ARS Food & Nutrition Research Briefs Posted on Web / February
22, 2006 / News from the USDA Agricultural Research Service
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:
Research findings highlighted in this user-friendly publication
- 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
- Exercise and estrogen work in similar ways to help our bodies stay
- 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.
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