Tomato and Strawberry Salad

September 30, 2016

Ingredients: 2 cups of chopped strawberries 2 cups of chopped cherry tomatoes 1/3 cup of chopped basil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano 1 teaspoon of lemon zest pinch of salt and pepper Directions: 1. Mix all ingredients together. 2. Keep refrigerated until ready to be served. Recipe Credit: Cabarrus Health Alliance What Dole has to […]

Add superfruits to dairy foods to make a superfood

March 10, 2016

By Sharon Geddes. Read the original article in Dairy Foods. Yogurt has often been touted as a superfood. Adding a superfruit, one with superior antioxidant properties, can bestow additional star power. New research indicates that whole fruits — those that include the peel — may offer the greatest antioxidant capacity. Beyond yogurt, healthy fruits can […]

Duke Energy Contributes $350,000 to NCRC’s P2EP

July 15, 2015

Wound-healing properties of oats and the nutritional content of cooked versus uncooked broccoli are just two of the research projects David Phillips, district manager with Duke Energy North Carolina, learned about when he visited the NC Research Campus’ (NCRC) Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) on Monday, July 13. Phillips presented $100,000 to P2EP. The check […]

P2EP Kicks Off Third “Summer of Science” at NC Research Campus

May 21, 2015

The third class of the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) kicked off an 11-week summer of science at the NC Research Campus (NCRC). This year’s class will not only work in teams to research crops including broccoli, blueberries, strawberries and oats, they will also be involved in cooking demonstrations and community outreach, engaging the public with […]

NCSU Greenhouse Space Available 

December 15, 2014

The Plants for Human Health Institute operates three research greenhouses andeight growth chambers. Use of these facilities has included strawberry breeding and disease screening, broccoli breeding, screening natural pesticides for phytotoxicity and growing crops as varied as oats, wheat, rice, Arabidopsis and turf. N.C. State researchers have first priority use of the available space, but […]

Dole Growing Scientific Minds of Tomorrow

August 01, 2014

As published in the Dole Nutrition Institute August 2014 newsletter. Scientific discoveries — like a recently published study showing blueberry compounds’ potential to help prevent Parkinson’s — beg more fundamental questions about fruit and vegetables.  Such as what compounds do these plants make?  And how do they make them? These are the questions being tackled […]