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Identifying Surface Blemishes on Potato Tubers

Identifying Surface Blemishes on Potato Tubers

The primary blemishes fresh market potato growers face today include black dot, black scurf, scab, silver scurf, unattractive skin color, malformed tubers and other unknown blemish problems. A new webpage, Potato Tuber Blemishes Understanding & Diagnosis, provides some information on these blemishes.

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National Impact of EFNEP 2013

National Impact of EFNEP 2013

Since 1969, EFNEP has reached more than 31 million low-income families and youth, improving their diets and food-related behaviors. Each year EFNEP enrolls more than half a million new program participants. In 2013, EFNEP reached 121,025 adults and 418,961 youth directly and nearly 360,000 family members indirectly.

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Can Pulses Increase Satiety for Weight Loss Success?

Because about 80 percent of weight loss interventions fail, many due to hunger and food cravings, pulses can be an important area of research because of their role in satiety.

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Current Review of Pulses' Benefits

Pulses have been in use as human food for at least 10,000 years, and have current applications for animal feed and biofuel as well, with economic impact second only to cereal grain crops.

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Complete Nutritional Support From Both Grains and Pulses

Recent review looks at the nutritional and health benefits of both beans and grains, and how they complement one another.

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Recent Review of Pulse Intake and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

.” This review of recent studies aims to add to the body of research to show evidence for dietary guidelines that emphasize pulses in the diet for better health and decreased risk of cardiovascular health problems.

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Anti-nutritional Properties of Pulses—The Bad and the Good

Pulses have a multitude of nutritional benefits including protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

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Split Pea Pasta

"...pulses are so rich in vitamins, minerals, and other phytochemicals,..."

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The Role of Health Organizations in Promoting Pulse Consumption

“Pulses are seen as a staple food because they are nutritious and provide most of the ingredients that help to improve health…this could encourage more consumers who are concerned about their health to consider eating pulses more frequently.”

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Pulses Save the Day for Gluten-free Snacks

This study evaluates the potential of pulse food fractions and flours to be used on a wide scale in manufacturing gluten-free friendly snack products.

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Eating Pulses Helps Reduce Appetite in the "Second-meal Effect"

Among pulses’ many nutritive properties are their high complex carbohydrate content, including soluble and insoluble fiber, and slowly digestible and resistant starches.

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Diabetes and Pulses: A Current Review

One of the most important and effective ways to prevent and manage chronic disease is dietary change.

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Ongoing Research Proves the Power of Peas

"Research to date has shown the power of peas to have a role in many health benefits in humans...."

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