Recent Posts

A Prescription for Fruits and Veggies

Imagine leaving a doctor’s appointment with a new prescription in hand, but instead of heading to the pharmacy, you go to the grocery store. Instead...

Grant aims to improve purple carrot

NC State University awarded USDA grant to improve purple carrots for use in natural food colorants KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The demand for natural food colorants,...

Data mining used to catalog watermelon compounds

Prior to the pandemic, the postharvest physiology lab of Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie was typically buzzing with activity processing fruits and vegetables to assess how plant...

How Science is Building a Better Berry

Blueberries and cranberries are two of today’s “it” foods. “Tiny, but mighty,” describes the health protective potential of the little blueberry and cranberry. They’re lauded...