Food Systems Research

Food Systems Research

Development of Value-Added Food Processing Research Infrastructure in the Cooperative Agriculture Research Center at Prairie View A&M University

March 18, 2018 - Additional laboratories will provide the capability to characterize the chemical, physical, sensory and microbial components found in the meat, dairy, fruit, and vegetable products produced on the PVAMU Farm.  These laboratories will not only support the research carried out on the PVAMU campus but will also serve as a resource for [...]

Supplementation of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Goat Milk

March 18, 2018 - There is sufficient scientific evidence to support that omega-3 fatty acids (long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids), particularly eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are not only beneficial for general health and well-being but also play a vital role in preventing chronic diseases.  EPA and DHA have been shown to improve [...]

Natural Means of Omega-3 Delivery

March 18, 2018 - The concept that many food components, i.e., proteins, polyunsaturated fatty acids, minerals, phytochemicals can improve health continues to advance worldwide.  The development of food ingredients, which provide both nutritional, and health benefits will result in significant advances in food science and disease prevention in humans. Our research laboratory has developed food [...]

Mora-Gutierrez Serves on Review Panel

The federal government and the states established an infrastructure for publicly funded agricultural research through the United States to conduct research and ultimately, to transfer results to the public. The collective results of these legislative acts created the 133 land grant colleges and universities in existence today. USDA has had a special relationship with institutions [...]

The Other White Milk…GOAT MILK

Although the American Dairy Goat Association declares that goat milk contains more riboflavin and phosphorus than cow milk, goat milk has not gained popularity in the United States among milk drinkers. Around the world, populations consume goat milk for its taste and nutrients. According to the USDA, Texas has the largest number of goats in [...]

Scientists from Mexico Visit to the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

On June 29, 2017 a contingent of scientists from the Instituto Tecnologico de Pabellon de Arteaga (ITA) from the state of Aguascalientes in Mexico toured the Cooperative Agriculture Research Center farm on the campus of Prairie View A&M University as part of their tour of the Prairie View A&M University campus. The ITA is one [...]

Barouei Publishes on Microbial Safety of Pistachios

Research Scientist Javad Barouei of the CARC Food Systems research group was a member of a team of scientists from University of California at Davis, University of Rutgers and University of Florida who published an article on microbial safety of pistachios in this month’s Food Microbiology Journal (Volume 67, Pages 85 - 96). In their [...]

“Outlook on Agriculture” informs about CAHS and CEP

The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) has been working to keep the "A" in PVAMU and serve the land-grant mission of the University. One of the most recent efforts of CAHS was the “Outlook on Agriculture” radio talk show on KPVU. The College of Agriculture took to the air waves over the past spring semester [...]