Creating “better-for-you foods” that not only taste great but also pack a nutritional punch has been a major focus of research in the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy’s Bioactive Botantical Lab for several years. And now, an expanded collaboration with Johnson & Wales University aims to further publicize the nutritional and culinary benefits derived from maple.Continue reading "Maple Syrup is a ‘Hero Ingredient’"
A new, federally funded initiative at the University of Rhode Island will promote the maple industry throughout the Northeast, stressing the sustainability and market value of this local crop and the potential health benefits of maple food products.Continue reading "URI researchers plan to triple northeast sales of maple products from $9.7 to $29.4 million"
The United States Department of Agriculture has awarded two University of Rhode Island researchers $470,000 to advance their pioneering work exploring the anti-inflammatory properties of maple syrup phytochemicals. The study, titled “Beneficial effects of maple syrup phytochemicals against inflammation associated with metabolic syndrome,” aims to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effects of a polyphenol-enriched maple syrup extract […]Continue reading "URI faculty secure $470,000 in USDA funding for maple syrup research"
In the 1992 film Medicine Man, biochemist Robert Campbell, played by actor Sean Connery, searches for new drugs in the Amazon’s vast rainforests. There Campbell finds a cure for cancer not in the rainforest’s rare flowers – which don’t have “juju,” or the power to heal – but in an indigenous ant species.Continue reading "Fall Color In-Depth: Maple Trees Offer New Answers to Diabetes, Alzheimer’s"