Tag: Food Science and Human Nutrition

UF scientists work on the ‘essence’ of better-tasting tomato juice

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you’re yearning for a better-tasting tomato juice, University of Florida scientists are in their labs, working on satisfying your palette. Essence, usually extracted from a plant to add flavor or provide a scent, according… Read More

High school students explore issues in agriculture, natural resources at Florida Youth Institute

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – While 20 high school students examined freshly picked peanut plants at the UF/IFAS Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center, farm manager Ben Broughton explained how researchers utilize the farm for a variety of experiments. He shared… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers find a probiotic combination that might curb allergy symptoms

Bobbi Langkamp-Henken GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As we head into allergy season, you may feel less likely to grab a hanky and sneeze. That’s because new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences research shows a probiotic… Read More

UF/IFAS study documents nutritional risk in Florida’s older adults

Please see caption at bottom of story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Older adults who eat at congregate meal-serving sites may come to the meals with significant nutritional deficits, according to a new study by a researcher at the University… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher wins grant to try to manipulate iron absorption in at-risk people

James Collins GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People with too much iron in their bodies can develop serious illnesses. So University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher James Collins plans to use a $2.5 million grant to… Read More

UF/IFAS-led team finds faster, better way to detect salmonella in meat, chicken

Please see caption at end of story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of scientists led by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers has found a faster and more precise way to detect salmonella in… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists find top 10 muscadine grape varieties for health, taste, smell

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — You may eventually tempt your palette with more muscadine grape varieties, and they’ll be good for you, with new findings from University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More