Protein-Polyphenol Mix Creates Shelf-stable, Natural Ingredient

November 22, 2016

Astronauts, protein bars and the development of natural ingredients may not seem to have a connection. In the laboratory of Mary Ann Lila, PhD, director of the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) at the NC Research Campus, they are all part of one project. Lila and her research team completed a […]

What’s in a Superfood?

December 16, 2015

By Kara Marker, NCRC Marketing You’ve probably heard the term “superfood” in reference to certain fruits, vegetables, and grains, but what exactly does it mean in terms of nutrition? These foods are usually given this title because they have large amounts of nutrients that naturally prevent disease and boost longevity.  Here at the North Carolina […]

Phyto-Boosted Rations to Improve the Diets of US Army Soldiers

May 13, 2013

NC State University Plants for Human Health (PHHI) announced that Director Mary Ann Lila, PhD, and her research team have received $60,000 in grants from the Center for Advanced Processing and Packaging Studies, a National Science Foundation program that fosters partnerships between industry and universities. The grants fund the development of Lila’s technology to concentrate […]