Flavonoids

Ginger, Other Plant Compounds Found to Delay Diabetic Complications

October 15, 2015

Read the story in Nutraceuticals World. Ginger compounds and some flavonoids are effective at stopping physiological processes that lead to diabetic complications. Scientific evidence is building that plant compounds may be a safe and effective alternative to approved pharmaceutical treatments for type 2 diabetes because they provide a natural means to prevent diabetic complications without side […]

Essential Structural Requirements and Additive Effects for Flavonoids to Scavenge Methylglyoxal

April 01, 2014

Essential Structural Requirements and Additive Effects for Flavonoids to Scavenge Methylglyoxal. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. April 1, 2014. [Epub ahead of print] Shao X, Chen H, Zhu Y, Sedighi R, Ho CT, Sang S. Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University , North Carolina Research Campus. Abstract Reactive dicarbonyl species, such as […]

Arabidopsis: An Ideal Platform for Understanding Secondary Metabolites

March 02, 2014

Xu “Sirius” Li, PhD, an assistant professor and plant metabolic pathway engineer with the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), uses the model plant system Arabidopsis to understand how plants produce secondary metabolites and support human health. In collaboration with other scientists at PHHI and at the NC Research Campus, he is […]

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 […]

Comparison of Health-Relevant Flavonoids in Commonly Consumed Cranberry Products.

July 10, 2012

Comparison of Health-Relevant Flavonoids in Commonly Consumed Cranberry Products. Journal of Food Science, July 2012. Mbeunkui F, Grace MH, Yousef GG, Ann Lila M. NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute. Abstract The human health benefits from consumption of cranberry products have been associated with the fruits’ unique flavonoid composition, including a complex profile […]

New grant for dietary research approaches half a million

January 25, 2012

By ag e-dispatch Dr. Shengmin Sang, lead scientist for functional foods at the Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, has received a $490,000 grant from the USDA to research the connection between diabetes and flavonoids, which are a group of compounds found in fruits, vegetables, herbs and teas. Sang’s project was deemed “outstanding” by the USDA’s […]

Interactions Between Flavonoids that Benefit Human Health

June 13, 2009

Interactions Between Flavonoids that Benefit Human Health Mary Ann Lila Abstract Interactions between anthocyanin pigments and other flavonoids or other phytochemicals accumulating within a plant contribute significantly to the ability of natural plant extracts (ingested as food or pharmaceutical product) to protect human health or mitigate disease damage. Interactions are the rule, rather than the […]