It turns out ripe and unripe bananas have different health benefits — here’s what you need to know

July 12, 2018

Read the original article by Jessica Booth on the Insider. While some people like their bananas green, others love a mushy brown banana. But is there really a difference between the two? Surprisingly yes — and you could be picking the ripeness of the banana you eat based on your health. This revelation started with […]

Stability and immunogenicity of hypoallergenic peanut protein–polyphenol complexes during in vitro pepsin digestion

May 18, 2015

Stability and immunogenicity of hypoallergenic peanut protein-polyphenol complexes during in vitro pepsin digestion, Food & Function, May 2015.Nathalie J. Plundrich, Brittany L. White,  Lisa L. Deanb, Jack P. Davis, E. Allen Foegeding, Mary Ann Lila Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Research Campus, 600 Laureate […]

Exercise and Polyphenols- Absorption and Afterburn Effect First to be Found in Human Study

September 03, 2013

NCRC News For Immediate Release   Contacts: Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director NC Research Campus Justin Moore Extension Communications NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute Jane Nicholson Director of University News Appalachian State University Read the full story.   (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- September 3, 2013) New findings from a collaborative study by […]

Berries for Better Health

May 13, 2013

Summer is a great time of year for many reasons, one of which is the abundant supply of fresh berries. Although many varieties are available fresh or frozen year-round in the grocery store, there is nothing like the sweet satisfaction of fresh summertime berries. Berries are as healthy as they are tasty. In general, they […]

Banana Peel High in Antioxidants

February 09, 2013

Before you throw it away, take another look at that banana peel. Scientists in the Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory have found that banana peels contain high levels of antioxidants. In fact, some of the same antioxidant polyphenolic molecules found in the flesh are found in the peel. The total amount of antioxidants found in the […]