Healthier peanuts

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaUniversity of Georgia food scientists have found a way toincrease a key cancer and heart disease preventative in peanutsto levels far higher than those in red wine.Experts often tout the benefits of red wine as a source ofresveratrol, an antioxidant proven to protect against cancer andcardiovascular disease.”American diets are high-fat, and the incidence of heart diseaseis high in this country,” said Anna Resurreccion, the UGA foodscientist who led the project at the Food Innovation andCommercialization Center in Griffin, Ga. The French Paradox”The French eat high-fat diets, too, yet heart disease levels arelow there,” she said. “This is what’s referred to as the FrenchParadox. They attribute their health to the red wine they drink.”The peanuts Resurreccion modifies in her lab have up to 12.3times more resveratrol than red wine. “A study of 29 differentwines showed an average of .6 micrograms per gram and, inexceptional cases, 5 micrograms per gram,” she said. “Ourresveratrol-enhanced peanuts have almost 8 micrograms per gram.”Having increased levels of resveratrol available in peanuts, shesaid, opens up avenues to many new products that can carry its”cancer chemopreventive and anticardiovascular-disease compounds”in meals and snacks. Perfect for peanut lovers”Young children can’t very well drink wine,” she said. “But mostof them love peanut butter and peanut snack foods.”Peanuts with increased resveratrol will help Georgia peanutfarmers and food manufacturers, too.”This technology will help increase the number of product linesmade using resveratrol-enhanced peanuts and will give themanufacturers a competitive advantage,” Resurreccion said. “Weused a runner variety of peanuts, so Georgia farmers will benefitas well.”Resurreccion is now partnering with Belle Plantations, Inc., ofGeorgia to use resveratrol-enhanced peanuts to commerciallymanufacture peanut flour.Both the enhanced peanuts and their flour by-product will be usedto make products like pasta, candy bars, snacks, cakes, breads,power shakes and other health drinks, she said. Peanut butterwith increased resveratrol is another possible product.Resurreccion and her UGA colleagues first thought of increasingpeanut resveratrol levels after reading reports that boiledpeanuts contained higher levels of the compound.So how do they do it?center_img Stress is the key to the process”The method involves slicing the peanut kernels into tinypieces,” Resurreccion said. “This causes the first stress. Thenwe apply an additional stress through ultrasound technology.”Because the nuts have to be sliced, the scientists haven’t beenable to increase the resveratrol levels in whole nuts.So far, the only drawback to the project is a slight off-flavordetected in a peanut butter prototype by a consumer panel andverified by the university’s trained taste panel.”Overall, the consumer panel was receptive to the peanut butterproduct, but they did detect a slight difference in flavor,”Resurreccion said. “Our UGA trained panel noted that it was notas roasted-peanutty tasting.”UGA has applied for a patent for the new process. Food scientiststhere are ready to fine-tune the process to get the highestresveratrol levels and best flavor possible.For the past four years, Resurreccion and graduate student,Jamie Rudolf, have been developing the technology as part of amultiyear, $1 million U.S. PeanutCollaborative Research Support Program grant. The grant alsoresulted in the development of a chocolate peanut spread and areduced-calorie, cracker-coated, peanut snack.The project also led to Resurreccion’s Vitamin-A fortified peanutbutter, which is being commercially produced in the Philippinesto alleviate deficiency symptoms, including blindness, in 35percent of the children there.last_img read more

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Marcella C. Hildebrand, 91, Brookville

first_imgMarcella Carolyn Hildebrand, age 91, of Brookville, Indiana died Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.Born June 2, 1929, in Fayette County, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late George & Lena (Pomeroy) Pflum.  On October 29, 1949 she was united in marriage to Louis Hildebrand Jr., and he preceded her in death on June 12, 2003.Together, her and Louis raised their family on their farm in Blooming Grove Township.  In her leisure time she enjoyed visiting and attending family gatherings, attending Saturday night dances with her husband, and in her later years attending Bluegrass shows with her daughter.Survivors include four children, Arthur (Carol) Hildebrand, Barbara Hildebrand, Rebecca (Rick) Sacksteder, Martin (Tricia) Hildebrand; a daughter-in-law, Donna Hildebrand; six grandchildren, Keith (Erin) Hildebrand, Mark (Leah) Hildebrand, Kyle (Abbie) Hildebrand, Dustin Sacksteder, Daniel (Amanda Jones) Sacksteder, Andrew (Allison) Sacksteder; five great-grandchildren, Connor Hildebrand, Collin Hildebrand, Laura Hildebrand, Maddie Hildebrand, Emma Sacksteder.In addition to her parents, and husband, Louis, she was preceded in death by a son Kenneth J. Hildebrand who died December 27, 2015; her grandson, Kent Hildebrand; a sister, Ruth Moore, and a brother, Clarence Pflum.Rev. Vincent P. Lampert will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, July 23, 2020, 1:30 P.M. at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 145 East St. Michaels Blvd., Brookville.  Burial will then follow in St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery in Brookville; where Art Hildebrand, Marty Hildebrand, Rick Sacksteder, Kyle Hildebrand, Keith Hildebrand, Mark Hildebrand, Dustin Sacksteder, Danny Sacksteder and Andy Sacksteder will serve as pallbearers.Family & friends may visit from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Michael’s Building Fund.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to once again serve the Hildebrand family.  To sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit .last_img read more

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first_imgJohnny’s home!After two nights lost in the back lanes of Ramelton, missing elderly dog Johnny was found this morning when he walked into a local man’s house.Luckily the man recognised him from the Donegal Daily’s article he had seen the day before and so put him in the garage and contacted his owners to come and get him.Johnny is nearly 18 years old, deaf and has arthritis and was last seen running through a forest on Saturday afternoon when he became scared by the people who had spotted him. He finally turned up several miles away from where he went missing and apart from being very dirty and wet from sleeping rough and extremely hungry, he is thankfully all in one piece.His owners who like to say a huge thank you to the people of Ramelton who shared his details on social media, reported sightings, went out searching for him, trekked through muddy forests and finally kept him safe and who were an enormous help in getting him back, for which they are really grateful.How Johnny got out a closed gate in the first place remains a mystery and he isn’t telling, but all’s well that ends well so many thanks again to everyone who helped find him.JOHNNY’S HOME! MISSING DEAF DOG HOME AFTER TWO DAYS MISSING! was last modified: January 3rd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more