Cabbage

Red Cabbage vs Power Blueberries

April 07, 2017

By Caryn Rabin. Read the original aritcle on The Straits Times. Q: How does red cabbage compare to blueberries, nutritionally speaking? A: Red cabbage is a low-calorie food that is a good source of vitamins. But if you are looking for a big infusion of the potent antioxidants that blueberries are famous for, “you’re not […]

Brussels Sprouts Salad

January 06, 2017

Ingredients: 20 large Brussels sprouts (about 3 cups), chopped 2 large carrots, chopped 1 stalk of celery, chopped 2 Tbsp. raisins 1/2 cup sunflower seeds Juice from 2 lemons 1 tsp. maple syrup 1 tsp. thyme Directions: 1. Make dressing with lemons, maple syrup, and thyme. 2. Combine all other ingredients. 3. Add black pepper […]

Tracking Parallel Pathways of Obesity, Diabetes and Inflammation

April 23, 2013

A generation ago, the prevailing opinion was that once a person became obese they would develop type 2 diabetes. Today, scientists like Slavko Komarnytsky, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacogenomics with NC State University (NCSU) Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) at the NC Research Campus (NCRC), know that obesity and diabetes are related but that […]

Brassica Breakthroughs

October 09, 2012

Research conducted at the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) has resulted in a range of findings from the development of a functional food powder to the genome sequencing of the blueberry to recent findings revealing the benefits of plant steroids. Specifically, the brassinosteroid homobrassinolide, which is found in all plants and regulates growth […]

Cabbage Breeding Program Kicks Off In North Carolina

February 15, 2012

Growing Produce North Carolina State University Plants for human Health Institute in Kannapolis, NC, has researchers studying more than 300 cabbage varieties for a cabbage breeding program. Leading the project is Dr. Gad Yousef, senior research scientist, and Dr. Allan Brown, assistant professor, who received a grant from USDA to study the genetic diversity of […]

US (NC): Plants for Human Health Institute Cabbage Breeding Program

February 14, 2012

FreshPlaza Two scientists with the North Carolina State University Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis are studying more than 300 cabbage varieties as part of the initial phase in a cabbage breeding program. Dr. Gad Yousef, senior research scientist, and Dr. Allan Brown, assistant professor, recently received grant funding […]