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  • Clean Labeling and the "Real Food" Movement (B 1476)

    "'Clean label' foods" generally refers to food products that are simple, natural, and minimally processed. Clean labeling is a food industry movement that caters to the consumer who wants food products to be as "real" and preservative-free as possible. Although "clean labeling" is becoming more ubiquitous among food companies, there is no formal definition for the term. It originates from consumer perception of "natural" foods and is then self-defined by food companies, restaurants, and retailers.

    In order to build a trustworthy relationship with consumers, more companies have removed or are planning to remove artificial ingredients from their products. However, this process is not easy, and manufacturers must ensure the efficacy, safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of natural substitutes before using these alternatives widely. Published on May 31, 2017.

  • Roasted Peanut Flavor (B 1478)

    Flavor is the major determinant for consumers' appreciation of roasted peanuts. Flavor development involves two important reactions: Maillard reaction and lipid oxidation. Maillard reaction mainly occurs during roasting to generate a pleasant "roasted" flavor. But during storage, lipid oxidation produces off-flavors and reduces roasted flavor, which is known as "flavor fade." In order to retard lipid oxidation, high-oleic cultivars were developed. We have observed that compared to normal-oleic GA 06G, high-oleic GA 13M had higher consumer acceptability with a better capability to mitigate lipid oxidation, demonstrating that using a high-oleic trait is a potential solution to the problem of flavor fade. Published on May 31, 2017.

  • Selecting Salt-Tolerant Native Trees for the Georgia Coast (B 1477)

    This publication explains the different sources of salt in the soil, the effects of high salt and salinity in plants, measurements of salinity in soils and water, and a list of salt-tolerant native trees alongside their ability to withstand high salinity.

    The information in this bulletin was requested by the green industry, county faculty, and the public. Published on May 31, 2017.

  • Life Hacks for Wanna-be-Well-Adjusted 20-Somethings (C 1115)

    Graduating from college is a time of difficult transition for many young adults. This circular is a research-based guide giving practical tips to assist recent college graduates in transitioning to their new role as adults in the workplace and beyond. Published on May 31, 2017.

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