New ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs Issued
By Kim Kaplan
January 14, 2020
People have highly individualized inflammatory responses after eating a high-fat meal. This finding is part of the latest issue of the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) Food and Nutrition Research Briefs.
The latest issue, which reports discoveries from researchers at ARS laboratories nationwide, can be found at: https://www.ars.usda.gov/oc/fnrb/2020/fnrb0120/
Among other findings, the current issue reports:
- ARS has released the first truly red spinach and it has about a 50 percent higher level of phytonutrients..
- Using steam-jet cooking and other processing methods, ARS has created a "green" starch-vegetable-oil-based complex that can be used as a stabilizer in salad dressings, sauces, ice cream and other foods or beverages, as well as industrial products like paints, glues and cleaners with a variety of useful properties.
ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs is available on the web. Readers can sign up for either of two email options: They can receive the full text of the newsletter by email or simply an advisory when a new issue has been posted online.
For more information contact Kim Kaplan, ARS Office of Communications.
The Agricultural Research Service is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency. Daily, ARS focuses on solutions to agricultural problems affecting America. Each dollar invested in agricultural research results in $20 of economic impact.