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Bake-only starch coatings as alternative to deep frying

People love fried foods for its flavor, color, and texture. The high oil content, however, diminishes the nutritional value of the food. Finding a way to use baking as a way to replicate what’s delicious about fried foods while reducing fat calories is what Ya-Jane Wang has been researching…

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Morning protein can help cut obesity in kids

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five children in the U.S. has obesity. Food Science researcher Jamie Baum wanted to see what difference adding protein to breakfast might make. Baum’s study found that both normal weight and overweight…

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Understanding microbiome key to better intestinal health

The microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract of animals has a large impact on their health. When these include illness-causing bacteria, human health may be affected through the food supply. Identifying the microorganisms present in the G.I. tract of animals could help create a safer …

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