New Issue of ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs Posted to Web /
August 14, 2007 / News from the USDA Agricultural Research Service
New Issue of ARS Food and Nutrition Research
Briefs Posted to Web By
Marcia Wood August 14, 2007
New discoveries about good-for-you antioxidants in familiar fruits,
and findings about the relation between calcium, dairy foods and body fat are
among the research findings highlighted in the latest edition of the
Agricultural Research Service's ARS
Food and Nutrition Research Briefs.
View it on the World Wide Web at:
This popular, reader-friendly newsletter also reports that:
- Edible films that won't change the taste of your favorite frozen
foodsbut will keep them from becoming soggymight someday be made
from a surprising source: gelatin from Alaskan pollock skins.
- Kid-oriented foods, sold in packaging that boasts "good source of
nutrient x, y, or z" on the front, might also be high in problematical
ingredients such as saturated fat, sodium or sugar, a review of more than
57,000 packaged foods has shown.
- Flour for breads, pastas, cookies and other foods might tomorrow
be milled from distillers' dried grains, left over after ethanol is distilled
- Plump, white great northern beans, new from ARS plant geneticists
in the Pacific Northwest, fend off a major microbial foe.
The new editionand 50 previous issuesare archived on the
World Wide Web for handy reference. To run a keyword search, simply go to:
Then select "Food & Nutrition Research Briefs" and enter the
keywords of your choice in the space provided.
ARS is the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's chief scientific research agency.