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NC A&T Finds Health Benefits in Peanut Skin Extract

December 15, 2013

BansodeRishipal Bansode, PhD, with the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, recently found that in an animal model an extract of peanut skin polyphenols reduced lipid levels in the blood stream. The study also showed up to a 30 percent loss of belly fat in the study animals. The findings were published in the journal Food Chemistry. The goal is to develop a product using the peanut skin extract that will turn what is now agricultural waste into a heart-healthy, nutrition-enhancing food ingredient. Read more.

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