Carotenoids

Carrot Genome Sequence Offers Insight into Carotenoid Accumulation, Evolution

May 12, 2016

Read the original article on the carrot research on the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute website. Massimo Iorizzo is part of a worldwide research group that published  the most complete vegetable genome assemblies to date of the carrot in Nature Genetics.  Dr. Massimo Iorizzo joined N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) in the […]

The Carrot Genome: A Framework to Study Health-Promoting Metabolite Accumulation

January 12, 2016

The Carrot Genome: A Framework to Study Health-Promoting Metabolite Accumulation. Plant and Animal Genome XXIV Conference, 2016. Massimo Iorizzo (1), Shelby Ellison (2), Douglas Senalik (3, 4), Pim Satapoomin (2), Allen Van Deynze (5), Philipp W. Simon (3, 4). Author Affiliations 1 Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, […]

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 […]

A high-throughput, simultaneous analysis of carotenoids, chlorophylls and tocopherol using sub two micron core shell technology columns

July 26, 2015

A high-throughput, simultaneous analysis of carotenoids, chlorophylls and tocopherol using sub two micron core shell technology columns, ScienceDirect, 26 July 2015,  Kranthi K. Chebrolua, , , Gad G. Yousefa, Ryan Parka, Yoshinori Tanimurab, Allan F. Browna a Department of Horticultural Science, Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina State University, 600 Laureate Way, Suite 1329, Kannapolis, North Carolina-28081, United States b […]

Phytochemical changes in phenolics, anthocyanins, ascorbic acid, and carotenoids associated with sweetpotato storage and impacts on bioactive properties

February 15, 2014

Phytochemical changes in phenolics, anthocyanins, ascorbic acid, and carotenoids associated with sweetpotato storage and impacts on bioactive properties. Food Chemistry. February 15, 2014. [Epub September 5, 2013] Grace MH, Yousef GG, Gustafson SJ, Truong VD, Yencho GC, Lila MA. Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, NC State University, USDA-ARS, SAA Food Science Research Unit, […]

Phytochemical Changes in Phenolics, Anthocyanins, Ascorbic Acid, and Carotenoids Associated with Sweetpotato Storage and Impacts on Bioactive Properties.

September 05, 2013

Phytochemical Changes in Phenolics, Anthocyanins, Ascorbic Acid, and Carotenoids Associated with Sweetpotato Storage and Impacts on Bioactive Properties. Food Chemistry. E-Pub September 5, 2013. Mary H. Grace , Gad Yousef, Sally J. Gustafson, Van-Den Truong, G. Craig Yencho , Mary Ann Lila. Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North […]

Biosynthesis of highly enriched 13C-lycopene for human metabolic studies using repeated batch tomato cell culturing with13C-glucose.

August 07, 2013

Biosynthesis of highly enriched 13C-lycopene for human metabolic studies using repeated batch tomato cell culturing with13C-glucose. Food Chemistry, August 2013. Nancy Engelmann Moran, Randy B. Rogers, Chi-Hua Lue, Lauren E. Conlon, Mary Ann Lila, Steven K. Clinton, John W. Erdman Jr. Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, and the Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State […]

Improving Produce Safety

April 09, 2013

Full of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients like flavonoids and carotenoids, fruits and vegetables are unarguably a nutritious and essential part of a healthy diet. Sometimes produce comes with unwanted pathogens that cause foodborne illnesses. There are steps everyone can take to minimize the effects of these pathogens from food selection choices to how you prepare […]

Dietary Antioxidants — Do Foods and Supplements With High Antioxidant Values Guarantee Better Health?

April 09, 2013

By Sharon Palmer, RD Today’s Dietitian Vol. 15 No. 4 P. 42 For years, edible plants competed for the title of the highest ORAC, a measurement of foods’ total antioxidant capacity. Yet scientists suggest antioxidant metabolism and bioavailability are the keys to greater health benefits. Today’s Dietitian discusses this hot topic with some of the […]

Simultaneous extraction and quantitation of carotenoids, chlorophylls, and tocopherols in brassica vegetables.

July 10, 2012

Simultaneous extraction and quantitation of carotenoids, chlorophylls, and tocopherols in brassica vegetables.  Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, July 2012. Guzman I, Yousef GG, Brown AF. NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute. Abstract Brassica oleracea vegetables, such as broccoli (B. oleracea L. var. italica) and cauliflower (B. oleracea L. var. botrytis), are known […]

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 […]

Enhancement of Tomato Fruit Lycopene by Potassium Is Cultivar Dependent

June 13, 2009

Enhancement of Tomato Fruit Lycopene by Potassium Is Cultivar Dependent Henry Taber Department of Horticulture, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011,  Penelope Perkins-Veazie USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Lane, OK 74555, Shanshan Lil and Wendy White Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, Steven Rodermel and Yang Xu Abstract The purpose of this experiment was to determine […]