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USA: Veggies for Soldiers

USA: Veggies for Soldiers

North Carolina State University has gained support from the US Army to create functional food ingredients from fruits and vegetables that will be used to develop healthier, more portable combat rations for soldiers.  Researchers with North Carolina State’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), located at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, are infusing protein powders and flours, the kinds found at health and nutrition stores, with health-promoting compounds from kale greens and muscadine grapes. The research addresses a critical military challenge: how to provide balanced diets (inclusive of fruits and vegetables) to troops in the field that will have taste appeal while still maintaining shelf life, portability and health-protective functionality.
(Source: southeastfarmpress.com)