Why You Should Always Eat The Weird Strings On Your Banana

January 25, 2018

Read the original article by R.J. Wilson via Healthy Way. If you can stomach them, you’ll probably want to start eating them. Here’s why. What’s not to love? [Bananas are] technically berries, they come with their own carrying case, they have a large window for ripeness, you can buy them year-round for a low price, […]

Banana Challenges: Dole Invests in Student Research for Solutions

August 15, 2017

There’s a problem in the world of bananas. The fungal disease black sigatoka is infecting banana leaves, reducing yield by up to 50 percent. The disease is devastating Cavendish bananas, the variety that makes up half of all bananas grown and sold worldwide. “Black sigatoka as well as other diseases are sweeping through the banana […]

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FYI, Those Annoying Strings On Bananas Are Called Phloem Bundles

June 22, 2017

Read the original article from the Huffington Post. Leathery strings of death. Pull back the yellow peel of a banana, and there they are, haunting you. They run vertically along the fruit, demanding to be removed with precision. They dangle lifelessly from the flesh of ripe bananas, but cling mercilessly to those that are less […]

Refuel with Bananas

September 08, 2016

Read the original article at Sucrose Sugar Helps Replenish Energy Stores Post-Exercise If you’ve been following the Dole Nutrition News for a while, you’re probably already packing bananas in your gym bag. Dole research has found bananas are a top fuel for endurance athletes and that eating bananas during long-distance events may even help your […]

Tips to Make Pokémon Go a Real-Time Healthy Experience

August 08, 2016

Whether players are catching or hatching them all, the NC Research Campus (NCRC) and neighboring downtown Kannapolis have Poke Stops, gyms, and plenty of Pokémon plus the scientific expertise in nutrition, plant biology and human health that, believe it or not, will boost your Poke play. Get those steps in As the Pokemon theme song […]

Why You Should Eat a Banana Before Your Next Workout

February 04, 2016

By Emily Abbate Read the original article on SHAPE. Ready to totally rock your next workout? Then it’s time to double up on your fave on-the-go fruit If you want a better workout, you may want to add bananas to that morning smoothie, says a new study published in the Journal of Proteome Research. After fasting overnight, […]

Bananas Best for Bicyclists

January 22, 2016

Read the original article on Dole Nutrition News. Bananas Improve Athletic Performance and Recovery in Cyclists Athletes, listen up! If you’re preparing for your next long-distance race, you may want to throw a few bananas in your gym bag. Researchers at the North Carolina Research Campus, including Dole Nutrition Institute and Appalachian State University scientists, […]

Are Bananas Really Worth the Calories?

September 17, 2015

By Mandy Oaklander. Time Magazine Read the original article. 5/5 Experts Say Yes. Last year, a zoo in the U.K. attracted international attention when it banned bananas from its primates’ cages. The reason? According to a zoo spokesperson, they’re too sugary for monkeys, too caloric, and they could give rise to health problems like type-2 […]

NC Research Campus Scientists Create Gold Standard for Measuring Oxidative Stress

August 08, 2014

By Lukas Johnson Charlotte Observer View the original article. – COURTESY OF DAVID NIEMAN A team of scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis have developed what they believe could become the new global standard for measuring free radicals in athletes. Test subjects included several high-performing athletes who rode bicycles on a computerized, […]

Boosting Phyto-Benefits for Better Health and Longevity

March 12, 2013

Published in the Charlotte Observer’s Pulse Magazine.  Broccoli, blueberries and bananas are already tagged “super foods” meaning they are more nutritious than most other fruits and vegetables.  Yet, under the microscopes at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, scientists are finding ways to boost their benefits. The NCRC is a public-private research center […]

Banana Peel High in Antioxidants

February 09, 2013

Before you throw it away, take another look at that banana peel. Scientists in the Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory have found that banana peels contain high levels of antioxidants. In fact, some of the same antioxidant polyphenolic molecules found in the flesh are found in the peel. The total amount of antioxidants found in the […]

Dole campaign urges summer fitness enthusiasts to consider bananas as Nature’s Original Energy Bar

July 05, 2012

The Produce News Link to original article A summer-long national marketing campaign that challenges summer fitness fans and recreational enthusiasts to consider the banana as one of nature’s best energy sources has its roots in a new study equating America’s best-selling fruit with the most popular sports drinks. The study, published in May in the […]

Bananas For An Energy Boost

June 09, 2012

Scientists with the Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab and the Dole Foods Nutrition Research Laboratory published findings in May in the peer-reviewed online journal PloS One that proved scientifically what professional and recreational athletes have long believed- bananas are a good source of energy when exercising. The study showed that bananas provide the same energy boost as […]

Bananas Contain Healthier Sugars Than Sports Drinks

May 30, 2012

By Kyrsty Hazell, Huffington Post Forget swigging on a sports drink before a workout, eating a banana will give you the same energy boost – and is better for you – claim a team of researchers. Scientists from North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) wanted to see whether consuming a carbohydrate sports drink was more beneficial […]

Bananas as an Energy Source during Exercise: A Metabolomics Approach

May 10, 2012

Bananas as an Energy Source during Exercise: A Metabolomics Approach. PLoS One, May 2012. Nieman DC, Gillitt ND, Henson DA, Sha W, Shanely RA, Knab AM, Cialdella-Kam L, Jin F. Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab and Dole Nutrition Research Lab. Abstract This study compared the acute effect of ingesting bananas (BAN) versus a 6% […]