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N.C. State researchers create fruit- and vegetable-infused ingredients for U.S. Army rations

May 31, 2013

Read the original story on the Plants for Human Health Institute website. North Carolina State University has gained support from the U.S. Army to create functional food ingredients from fruits and vegetables that will be used to develop healthier, more portable combat rations for soldiers. Researchers with N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), […]

Researchers work on tastier, healthier military combat rations

May 28, 2013

The GrowerVicky Boyd Courtesy North Carolina State UniversityNorth Carolina State University researchers are developing protein powders infused with healthful plant nutrients.Even the armed forces are getting on the health bandwagon and are incorporating more fruits and vegetables into their menus. But the produce won’t be in the same form as it is at schools and […]


February 22, 2012

Plants for Human Health Institute The folks at Cottle Farms have made it their business to meet consumer demand for quality fresh fruits and vegetables since Ned Cottle sowed his first strawberries in 1964 in Faison, N.C. At that time, the market for “U-pick” berries was on the rise as California began to take control […]