Health

University of Alberta's School of Public Health study:

'Eating fruits and vegetables reduces carcinogenic effects of red and processed meats'

Recent research led by Katerina Maximova, an adjunct professor in the University of Alberta's School of Public Health and member of the Cancer Research Institute of Northern…

The right “5-a-day” mix is 2 fruit and 3 vegetable servings for longer life

Studies representing nearly 2 million adults worldwide show that eating about five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, in which 2 are fruits and 3 are vegetables, is…

Global marketing initiative launched for California walnuts

The California Walnut Commission announced its second annual “Power of 3” global marketing campaign, which builds on the successful 2020 campaign. “Power of 3” will launch on…

‘Garlic and ginger can reduce cancer risk to boost longevity’

Ageing is deterioration of the physiological functions in human body. It is associated with several diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, cancer and…

New research reveals America's fruit & vegetable consumption is eroding

Despite decades of industry and public health efforts, America's fruit and vegetable consumption continues to decline, according to newly released State of the Plate: America's Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Trends research from the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). Experience the interactive…

MediWound seeks to treat non-melanoma skin cancer

New therapies based on enzymes from stem of pineapple plant

MediWound, a biotech firm that makes burn and wound treatments, is ready to start a clinical trial in three US medical centers of a new possible drug to treat non-melanoma…

UK: Eating more fruits and vegetables is the top priority for healthy shoppers

According to some, the pandemic be prompting a fresh focus on fruit and vegetables. Indeed, health remains high on the list of shopper priorities. Nearly nine in 10 shoppers…

Blueberries may reduce age-related diseases

It's common knowledge that fruits and vegetables are very healthy for you. Certain fruits are in fact known as superfoods, due to their numerous health benefits including…

Sweden: ICA wants shoppers' fruit and veg buys to equal 500g consumption/person/day by 2025

In Sweden, all the ICA group's stores have adopted a new health strategy. The goal - to make it easier for customers to be healthier. They hope to reach one of these goals by…

University of Queensland and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

An apple a day may keep Alzheimer’s disease away

‘An apple a day’ might keep dementia at bay. According to an international study the fruit is rich in chemicals that fuel neurons, improving learning and memory. Recent…

University of Tartu research

Boosting people’s health with the Jerusalem artichoke

Viia Kõiv, Tanel Tenson and Elin Org are researchers at the University of Tartu. The trio has found a new way to improve the health of the immune and nervous system and…

Virtual walking adventure to inspire heart health

Teams across the country are forming and counting down to February 13, the kick-off of the Walk with a Doc® Grand Canyon Adventure, energized by the education program from the Hass Avocado Board, called Fresh Avocados – Love One Today®. Sharing a commitment to invest in heart health, racers of all ages…

New Zealand

Produce industry wants to get fruit and veg to vulnerable school children

Many New Zealand children in low-decile schools are still unable to benefit from healthy foods, despite the abundance of fruit and vegetables grown in the nation. For 16…

University of Reading, England

Blueberries might aid depression treatment

Three studies have come out that suggest an antidepressant potential for the humble blueberry. All three studies hail from a single group lead by Claire Williams at the…

Studying lingonberry, raspberry, black chokeberry, grapes and more

Samara Polytech scientists investigate anti-cancer properties of various plants

Samara Polytech researchers have been investigating the potential anticarcinogenic effects of extracts obtained from plant materials of lingonberry, raspberry, black…

University of Alabama dermatologists

Grapes could protect against sun damage

Grapes may help protect against damage to the skin caused by the sun’s ultraviolet radiation in healthy adults, according to a new study by researchers in the University of…

Mushroom Council

Just add mushrooms: Making meals more nutritious

Researchers have identified another good reason to eat more mushrooms. New research , published in Food Science & Nutrition (January 2021) found that adding a mushroom serving…

University of California, San Diego, research:

‘Pistachio nuts can contribute to weight loss’

According to a study published in the July 2020 issue of Nutrients, adding US pistachios to your diet can contribute to weight loss and may contribute to other health benefits…

Indian scientists try to produce nutraceutical from pineapples

Researchers from the Vazhakkulam Agro and Fruit Processing Company (VAFPC) are exploring the possibility of producing a Bromelain-enriched nutraceutical as well as pineapple…

‘Mangoes can help people beat stress’

New research turns out that just one single mango side contains 90 per cent of the Recommended Dietary Intake for vitamin C, which is a vital nutrient for psychological…

Queensland Alliance for Agricultural and Food Innovation

Could research into eye health lead to more commercial production for orange capsicums?

A research project underway in Queensland has been able to link compounds found in orange capsicums to long term eye health, potentially paving the way for more growth and consumption in Australia in the future. As part of the Queensland Alliance for Agricultural and Food Innovation (QAAFI), PhD student…

Government survey also points to 20% being overweight

India: 98.4% of adults eat insufficient amount of fruits & vegetables

According to the National Non-Communicable Disease Monitoring Survey (NNMS), 2017-2018, a majority of Indian adults (98.4 per cent) consume an inadequate amount of fruits and…

Source of the cherries has not yet been disclosed

Inner packaging of imported cherries said have tested COVID-19 positive

The inner packaging of a batch of imported cherries was found to be COVID-19 positive in Wuxi, East China's Jiangsu Province. It is not yet clear what the source country is,…

California grower partners with dietitian to inspire wellness in 2021

D’Arrigo California has partnered with Stephanie Bouquet, a registered dietitian, certified specialist in sports dietetics, certified diabetes educator and certified wellness…

Tackling overweight & obesity in Australia

'Eat more veggies' outdoor industry health campaign

Starting this weekend, signs all over Australia will feature a healthy food campaign donated by the members of the Outdoor Media Association. In February 2020, the OMA…

University of Coimbra research

Blueberry consumption positive for liver health

Portuguese Scientists from the University of Coimbra (UC) have found that “the continued consumption of blueberries has a strong hepatic impact”, providing important clues to…

Eating fruit to combat cardiovascular problems in men

A recent study of more than 25,000 men -published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition- pointed to the added benefits of consuming fruit in men of all ages. One’s…

Industry council launches immunity campaign

Consumer concern for immune health is on the rise and with the pandemic converging with peak cold and flu season, the Mushroom Council® has launched a “Feed Your Immune…

More vegetables, fewer takeaways

Covid-19 is changing consumption

Experts from the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast and St Angela’s College, Sligo (part of National University of Ireland, Galway) have quizzed 2,360 adults…

Brits do not do enough to boost immune system

UK research has revealed that only 53% of Brits are strengthening their immune systems with fruits and vegetables. Despite 82% claiming to be actively taking steps to…

Including unhealthy foods may diminish positive effects of an otherwise healthy diet

Eating a healthy diet, such as the Mediterranean diet, has a positive impact on health, but little is known about the effects of including unhealthy foods in an otherwise…

Ginger combats certain autoimmune diseases in mice

Ginger is known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects, which makes it a popular herbal supplement to treat inflammatory diseases. Now, according to a Michigan…

University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan

Vitamin C and Vitamin E may lower the risk of Parkinson’s

People who include high levels of vitamin C and E in their diet may have a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study from University of Milano-Bicocca,…

Pure Gold Pineapples supports McGrath Foundation

Pure Gold Pineapple growers are encouraging Australian families pick up a juicy pineapple to support the McGrath Foundation. To ensure the support of a McGrath Breast Care…

Due to undeclared allergens

Dole Fresh Vegetables announces recall of sesame Asian chopped salad kit

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of Dole™ Sesame Asian Chopped Salad Kit. This voluntary recall is due to possible undeclared allergens (egg) in Dole™ Sesame Asian Chopped Salad Kit. The dressing and topping kit (masterpack) designed for a different Dole…

New Zealand: Papayas tested as possible treatment for dengue

The first extracts from papaya leaves grown at a Northland research orchard are now part of a clinical study at universities in the UK and in Asia in a project, spearheaded by…

Bangladesh: Medicine and fruit imports surging during pandemic

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the import of fresh fruit and foreign medicines into Bangladesh has increased markedly. On the flip side, imports of industrial raw materials and…

PMA welcomes new U.S. dietary guidelines

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) welcomed the publication of the new 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). Jointly published by the U.S. Departments of…

Red potato pulp: an innovative ingredient for gluten-free bread

Starch based gluten-free bread (formulations containing a mixture of corn and potato starch with hydrocolloids) are deficient in nutrients and do not contain health promoting compounds. Therefore they could be supplemented with raw materials rich in such components, especially antioxidants. Among them…


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