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 […]

Blueberry Research, Benefits Bring PHHI Director to New Zealand

April 25, 2013

Plants for Human Health Institute Part of being an international plant detective involves traversing the globe to locate and study plants and their potential health-promoting properties. Dr. Mary Ann Lila, director of N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) and veteran plant detective, has ongoing research projects in Egypt, Central Asia, Oceania, Mexico, […]

The chia craze

March 22, 2012

By Lauren Everitt BBC News Magazine Many people in the UK won’t have heard of the chia seed, but if regulators give their backing this US superfood craze could be on the way. Goji berries, kombucha, wheatgrass, acai berries. It seems rarely a year passes without at least one new health-food frenzy. Everything from handfuls […]