The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


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Researchers with N.C. State University's Plants for Human Health Institute are developing food ingredients for healthy, shelf stable U.S. Army rations, which involves infusing protein powders and flours, like soy or hemp, with nutritious compounds extracted from fruits and vegetables such as muscadines and kale. The ingredients can be used in drinks, power bars and other healthy snacks for soldiers. FYI - the pyramid of powders (clockwise from the top) is a) the original soy flour, b) kale-infused flour, and c) muscadine grape-infused flour; note the green-tinge of the kale flour and the purplish tinge to the muscadine flour...that's the healthy chemicals.

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