A study concludes that blueberry consumption improves glucose control and insulin levels

A team of researchers from the University of Valparaiso carried out a study that concluded that the consumption of fresh blueberries provides relevant benefits in the glycemic…

Low vegetable consumption possible cause of thousands of UK deaths

Adults and children in the UK are falling well short of eating the recommended amount of vegetables each day. A new report by the Food Foundation found diets low in vegetables…

Daniël Penturij, Explosive Foods, the Netherlands

"We've tapped into the meat substitute market with frozen young jackfruit"

Healthy eating is currently enjoying a lot of attention, partly due to the global pandemic. Yet this attention is nothing new. The Dutch company, Explosive Foods has been…

A research team from CRAG and IRTA located the gene responsible for the plums' purple skin

The tonality of plums is defined by the presence and accumulation of the antioxidant pigment anthocyanin. The synthesis of this compound is regulated by the MYB10 genes. Now, a research team from the Center for Research in Agrigenomics (CRAG) and the Institute for Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA)…

Citrus in high demand in Bengaluru due to Covid

Generally, citrus fruits are recommended for Covid patients to help them boost their immunity and build antibodies. As there are still many Covid-19 cases in India, the demand…

Study on green kiwifruit to treat chronic constipation

‘Consuming two green kiwifruit per day benefits patients with constipation’

The June issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology includes an article on the effectiveness of over-the-counter therapies and green kiwifruit as a dietary therapy for…

Experts urge caution in interpreting the research

‘Eating two mushrooms a day could lower cancer risk by 45 percent’

A new study suggests that eating 18 grams of mushrooms a day could lower the risk of cancer. People who eat two medium-sized mushrooms daily are said to have a 45 percent…

Washington State reverses course on vaccinated farm workers

Following ongoing appeals by Washington state’s leading agricultural groups, state regulators announced on Friday that fully vaccinated farm workers do not have to wear a mask…

You are what you eat

These fruits and vegetables have a medicinal effect on specific organs or parts of your body. Draw your own conclusion. Click to enlarge

Disinfectant chamber expedites produce arrivals, reducing clearance delays

Logistics have been severely impacted by the pandemic and the domino effect of multiple port delays has been a disaster for many companies involved in the supply chain of fresh produce. In order to continue shipping fresh produce overseas, Australia-based SRE Innovation found a solution that plays a key…

Prevention rather than treatment

The role of food as a medicine

Produce’s role to help cure and heal. This was the theme of this week’s PMA Virtual Town Hall and the central focus at the Fifth International Vatican Conference, also held virtually earlier this month. The conference’s theme was “Exploring the mind, body & soul; United to prevent & Unite to Cure” and a key concept that emerged…

Research by Tufts University, Illinois Institute of Technology and UCLA describe strawberries' role in longevity

Can strawberries slowdown the aging process?

The long sought-after fountain of youth may have been hidden in plain sight all along. Three new studies suggest strawberries may be associated with slowing down aging of the…

Could prescriptions for fruit and veg instead of pills help prevent diet-related disease?

The first wide-ranging study to look at whether healthy food prescriptions lead to better diets and healthier patients suggests there could be some truth to the saying ‘an…

Healthify and Tangelo establish partnership to increase access to fresh produce

Healthify, a company that works with healthcare organizations to integrate social determinants of health (SDoH) into the healthcare ecosystem, and Tangelo, a company that…

Ireland: €700 incentive for Cork broccoli soup study participants

A €700 incentive is being offered to people willing to drink a special ‘super broccoli’ soup once a week for six months. This is part of a major study to see if the vegetable…

Berry Gardens

Jessica Ennis-Hill teams up with Berry Gardens to promote health benefits of soft fruits

Olympic champion Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill has teamed up with Berry Gardens for the own-label supplier’s biggest-ever campaign, promoting the health benefits of soft fruits. Ennis-Hill, the face of 2012 Olympics, Olympic Champion, triple World Champion, sports commentator and entrepreneur, will be the…

Belgians ate more fruit & vegetables in 2020, but really still not enough

Although Belgians consumed more fruit and vegetables in 2020, the totals are still below those that nutritionists would wish to see. A recent poll was carried out by market…

Penn State College of Medicine & Pennsylvania State University research

Could consuming mushrooms reduce risk of cancer?

Preventable risk factors such as smoking, excess body weight, poor nutrition and excess sun exposure are associated with many forms of cancer. Free radicals, which form in the…

University of Guelph

University of Guelph Research

Avocado discovery may point to leukemia treatment

A compound in avocados may ultimately offer a route to better leukemia treatment, says a new University of Guelph study. The compound targets an enzyme that scientists have identified for the first time as being critical to cancer cell growth, said Dr. Paul Spagnuolo, Department of Food Science.…

City of Hope - Phase 2 trials

Mushroom tablets might slow prostate cancer

Scientists are investigating if City of Hope's natural supplement derived from white button mushroom could lower prostate-specific antigen levels, an indicator of prostate…

Vegetable compound might reduce diabetes-related kidney damage

New research conducted suggests a compound that gives some cruciferous vegetables their pungent taste could help to reverse diabetes-associated kidney problems. Experts…

New Penn State study

Higher mushroom consumption said to be associated with lower risk of cancer

Next time you make a salad, you might want to consider adding mushrooms to it. That’s because higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer, according…

Lemon prices skyrocket as more Indians try to build immunity

Lemon prices are skyrocketing all over Andhra Pradesh as more people are consuming them for their vitamin C, hoping to build immunity against Covid-19. Unfortunately, the…

Hair loss treatment study claims:

‘Garlic is a cheap and efficient treatment for alopecia’

Finding a general treatment for hair loss is really unrealistic, as hair loss has numerous causes. Instead, finding a solution requires a finer-grained approach. Take alopecia…

‘Eating strawberries daily may strengthen vascular health’

Including strawberries into your daily diet may improve blood vessel function and systolic blood pressure. A new study seems to indicate that the fruit shows benefits for…

New University of Michigan study

Fruits and vegetables could help young adults improve sleep

Increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables could help young adults sleep better, especially young women, a new University of Michigan study shows. Young adults who reported consuming less than five servings of fruits and vegetables per day reported a high prevalence of chronic insomnia symptoms,…

Orange juice not associated with weight gain in children

New research shows no adverse association between change in body mass index (BMI) and consumption of 100% orange juice (OJ) among older children. The four-year study published…

Onions in vogue in 2020 as Australians sought out health boosters

During last year's Coronavirus lockdowns, Australians turned to onions to boost their immune systems. Hort Innovation data showed an 8.5 per cent increase in volume from…

University of Exeter study

Beetroot juice: Changes in mouth bacteria may promote healthy ageing

Drinking beetroot juice promotes a mix of mouth bacteria associated with healthier blood vessels and brain function, according to a new study of people aged 70-80.Beetroot –…


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