Anthocyanins

Potato phenolics impact starch digestion and glucose transport in model systems but translation to phenolic rich potato chips results in only modest modification of glycemic response in humans.

June 21, 2018

Moser S1, Aragon I1, Furrer A1, Van Klinken JW2, Kaczmarczyk M2, Lee BH3, George J4, Hamaker BR3, Mattes R4, Ferruzzi MG5. Potato phenolics impact starch digestion and glucose transport in model systems but translation to phenolic rich potato chips results in only modest modification of glycemic response in humans. Nutr Res. 2018 Apr;52:57-70. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2018.02.001. Author information 1 Dept of Food Science, Purdue University, West […]

National Blueberry Month at the NC Research Campus

July 17, 2017

Together with the US Department of Agriculture, the North American Blueberry Council declares July “National Blueberry Month.” The blueberry may be small, but it’s packed with healthy compounds responsible for both the berry’s color and several properties that protect against human diseases. At the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, scientists devote their studies to […]

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Cheatham Lab’s B.E.R.R.Y. Study Preliminary Conclusions

August 29, 2016

This article on the B.E.R.R.Y Study originally appeared in the Cheatham Chat, a newsletter of the Cheatham Nutrition and Cognition Laboratory at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute.   As we age, we experience gradual cognitive decline as our brains process things slower and our ability to remember things decreases. Blueberries contain anthocyanins, which have been […]

P2EP Veteran Samantha Case, a Scientist Shaped by Blueberries, Broccoli and Summer Interns 

August 09, 2016

One more year of dissertation writing and graduate student Samantha Case will earn the right to add “PhD” to the end of her name. Case’s journey from undergraduate biology major to budding scientist is defined by blueberry and broccoli metabolomics research and the experience of simultaneously mentoring summer interns as part of the Plant Pathways […]

NC scientists savor sweet potatoes

December 04, 2015

By Reid Creiger Read the original article in the Charlotte Observer. At Thanksgiving and Christmas meals around the country, millions will say, “Pass the sweet potatoes.” But after the holidays, many people walking through their grocery store’s vegetable section instead will pass by them. Mary Ann Lila is working to change that. The director of […]

Shelf life and changes in phenolic compounds of organically grown blackberries during refrigerated storage

September 16, 2015

Shelf life and changes in phenolic compounds of organically grown blackberries during refrigerated storage, Postharvest Biology and Technology. Moo Jung Kima, Penelope Perkins-Veaziea, , Guoying Maa, Gina Fernandezb, a Plants for Human Health Institute, NC Research Campus, North Carolina State University, Kannapolis, NC 28081, United States b Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC 27695, United States Abstract […]

Study: Blueberries may reduce Parkinson’s risk

April 24, 2014

Blueberries Dr. Mary Ann Lila, blueberry researcher and director of North Carolina State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, holds up blueberries and a blueberry product. Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:20 am Study: Blueberries may reduce Parkinson’s risk Independent Tribune staff The Independent Tribune KANNAPOLIS, N.C. […]

Study: Blueberries help reduce Parkinson’s risk

April 09, 2014

The Packer 04/09/2014 02:36:00 PM Doug Ohlemeier A new study shows eating blueberries reduces the risk of contracting Parkinson’s disease and may protect human brain performance. A group of scientists from North Carolina State University, Purdue University and Rutgers University investigated how extracts from blueberries, grape seeds, hibiscus, blackcurrant and Chinese mulberries, all of which […]

Effects of a high fat meal matrix and protein complexation on the bioaccessibility of blueberry anthocyanins using the TNO gastrointestinal model (TIM-1)

January 06, 2014

Effects of a high fat meal matrix and protein complexation on the bioaccessibility of blueberry anthocyanins using the TNO gastrointestinal model (TIM-1). Food Chemistry. E-pub January 2014. David M. Ribnicky, Diana E. Roopchand, Andrew Oren, Mary Grace, Alexander Poulev, Mary Ann Lila, Robert Havenaar and Ilya Raskin. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers the […]

Food-compatible method for the efficient extraction and stabilization of cranberry pomace polyphenols.

December 15, 2013

Food-compatible method for the efficient extraction and stabilization of cranberry pomace polyphenols. Food Chemistry. December 15, 2013. Diana E. Roopchand, Christian G. Krueger, Kristin Moskal, Bertold Fridlender, Mary Ann Lila, Ilya Raskin. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences; Complete Phytochemical Solutions, LLC, Cambridge, WI; University of Wisconsin-Madison, Reed […]

Global Importance of Whole Grains

June 13, 2013

What Are Whole Grains?     Whole grains are eaten with the entire grain seed in tact, which includes the bran, endosperm and germ or embryo. Examples of whole grains include amaranth, barley, buckwheat, brown and wild rice, bulgur, corn, oats, quinoa, millet, rye, sorghum and wheat. Learn more at WholeGrains Council.org.   Nutrition and Disease Prevention Rich in fiber, protein, iron, vitamins, minerals and anthocyanins, […]

Web Resource Highlights Advances in Berry Research

June 05, 2013

NCRC Contact: Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director North Carolina Research Campus pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- June 5, 2013)- The North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis in partnership with the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute has added a new online resource to their website focused on scientific breakthroughs in berry research.Featuring […]

NC Research Campus study shows blueberries may slow effects of mild memory loss

April 10, 2013

By: Jenna Barnes, TWC News NC Research Campus study shows blueberries may slow effects of mild memory loss KANNAPOLIS — Blueberries might be a key ingredient to keeping the mind sharp. Psychologists at the North Carolina Research Campus think the fruit can slow the effects of mild memory loss. “Blueberries have an active ingredient in […]

N.C. State Hosting Scientists from Bhutan at N.C. Research Campus

July 25, 2012

Plants for Human Health Institute Link to original article N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), located at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, is hosting two visiting scholars from Bhutan this month as part of an international partnership that promotes environmental conservation and the discovery of health-beneficial plant compounds. The Bhutanese scientists, […]

Characterization of anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins in wild and domesticated Mexican blackberries (Rubus spp.).

March 13, 2010

Cuevas-Rodríguez, Edith O., Gad G. Yousef, Pedro A. García-Saucedo, José López-Medina, Octavio Paredes-López and Mary Ann Lila. 2010. Characterization of anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins in wild and domesticated Mexican blackberries (Rubus spp.). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 58: 7458-7464. Abstract This study was designed to characterize and compare wild, commercial, and noncommercial cultivated blackberry genotypes […]