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Healthier processed food? Essence of strawberry could be the key

University of Florida scientists believe they have pinpointed the exact compounds in strawberries that give the fruit its delightfully unique flavor – findings that will allow...

New school meal standards significantly increase fruit, vegetable consumption

Efforts to weaken new standards not warranted, say researchers Boston, MA -- New federal standards launched in 2012 that require schools to offer healthier meals...

High Cost of Fruits, Veggies Tied to Higher Body Fat in...

High prices for fresh fruits and vegetables are associated with higher Body Mass Index (BMI) in young children in low- and middle-income households, according...

New potential for nutrient-rich prairie fruits

Researchers working at the University of Saskatchewan have discovered new potential in prairie fruits, in particular, buffaloberry, chokecherry and sea buckthorn, according to a...

Humans and robots team up for high-tech fruit harvest

With a bumper crop of apples expected this season, many Washington tree fruit growers dream of a day when automated technology helps bring in...

Computerized tool takes a bite out of traditional apple testing

When it comes to apples, consumers like a crisp bite. Apple breeders know that crispness is one of the most important "sensory attributes" in apples. Because new apple varieties must be tested for these attribute before being introduce...

String blossom thinner proves effective across stages of bloom development

BIGLERVILLE, PA -- Blossom or fruitlet thinning is a labor-intensive part of commercial peach and nectarine production. The use of mechanical string blossom thinners has been shown to reduce labor requirements and improve fruit size in peach c...

Planning and visualization lead to better food habits

If you want to improve the way you eat, the best way to do so is to both make an action plan and visualize yourself carrying it out, according to McGill researchers. "Telling people to just change the way they eat doesn't work; we've known that f...

Figuring out fetal alcohol syndrome in fruit flies

Drinking excess alcohol during pregnancy can cause fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) due to the damaging effects of alcohol on a developing baby's brain. Despite its harmful effects, pregnant mothers continue to drink alcohol -- up to 3 in every 1000 ba...

Chocolate is a ‘super fruit’

It is widely known that fruit contains antioxidants which may be beneficial to health. New research published in the open access journal Chemistry Central Journal demonstrates that chocolate is a rich source of antioxidants and contains more poly...

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