Month: June 2014

Nu Life Market LLC Receives 2014 Best of Scott City Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nu Life Market LLC Receives 2014 Best of Scott City Award Scott City Award Program Honors the Achievement SCOTT CITY June 10, 2014 — Nu Life Market LLC has been selected for the 2014 Best of Scott City Award in the Grocery Stores category by the Scott City Award Program. Each year, … Continued

Study Finds That Sorghum Bran Has More Antioxidants Than Blueberries, Pomegranates

A new University of Georgia study has found that select varieties of sorghum bran have greater antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties than well-known foods such as blueberries and pomegranates.  Researchers measure polyphenolic compounds, which naturally occur in… click here. (article by Kirk McAlpin)

Novel Food and Non-Food Uses for Sorghum and Millets

Sorghum and millets have considerable potential in foods and beverages.  As they are gluten-free they are suitable for coeliacs.  Sorghum is also a potentially important source of nutraceuticals such as antioxidant phenolics and cholesterol-lowering waxes.  Cakes, cookies, pasta, a parboiled rice-like product and snack foods have been successfully produced from… click here. (article by John R.N. Taylor, … Continued

Chemopreventive Potential of Sorghum With Different Phenolic Profiles

Epidemiological evidence has correlated consumption of sorghum with reduced incidences of gastrointestinal (GI) tract cancer, especially esophageal cancer.  There is little evidence on how phenols of sorghum may affect chemoprevention.  Seventeen sorghum varieties were screened for… click here. (article by Liyi Yang)

Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Select Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor) Brans

The bran fractions of certain varieties of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) grain are rich sources of phytochemicals and antioxidants.  In this article, the anti-inflammatory actions of extracts of select sorghum brans were evaluated in two experimental inflammatory systems… click here. (article by Amy Burdette, Pamela L. Garner, Eugene P. Mayer, James L. Hargrove, Diane K. Hartle, and Phillip … Continued

Phenolic Compounds in Cereal Grains and Their Health Benefits

Research has shown that whole grain consumption helps lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, ischemic stroke, type II diabetes, i, and gastrointestinal cancers (36,37).  In additon to dietary fiber, whole grains contain… click here. (article by L. Dykes and L.W. Rooney)

Nutraceutical Uses of Sorghum Bran (Sorghum Bicolor)

Select varieties of sorghum grain (Sorghum bicolor) are excellent sources of antioxidants, phytochemicals and very long chain fatty aldehydes, alcohols and acids.  Studies have linked the consumption of food sources enriched in these beneficial compounds to… click here. (article by Amy L. Burdette)

Specialty Sorghums For Healthy Foods

Sorghum is a major crop used for food, feed and industrial purposes worldwide.  In the Western Hemisphere it is mainly used as a livestock feed and has not been considered a significant ingredient in foods.  With over 40,000 accessions in the world collection, tremendous diversity exists… click here. (article by Dr. Lloyd W. Rooney, Dr. Joseph M. Awika)

Sorghum and Millet Phenols and Antioxidants

Sorghum is a good source of phenolic compounds with a variety of genetically dependent types and levels including phenolic acids, flavonoids, and condensed tannins.  Most sorghums do not contain condensed tannins, but all contain phenolic acids.  Pigmented sorghums contain unique anthocyanins… click here. (article by Linda Dykes, Lloyd W. Rooney)