Dairy-based Mooofins stampeding to a dining commons near you
April 18, 2014
Are you looking for a bit more dairy in your day? Consider adding a Mooofin to your meal. The Penn State Bakery is producing the student-created Mooofins for a special evening event in two of the dining commons in late April.
A matter of taste: IT plays crucial role at Sensory Evaluation Center
April 2, 2014
Bite into a juicy pear or a spicy hot pepper, and thousands of electrical impulses race to your brain. Taste buds pick up signals for basic taste qualities like sweet and sour, and your tongue also senses secondary taste components like astringency and numbness. These signals blend with your sense of smell to create a food’s flavor.
Research suggests that green tea, exercise boost weight loss, health
April 2, 2014
Mice on a high-fat diet that consumed decaffeinated green tea extract and exercised regularly experienced sharp reductions in final body weight and significant improvements in health, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, who suggest that similar results could be realized by people.
Visiting Charlie Tuna: Food Science Major Interns at StarKist
March 24, 2014
Putting her dislike of seafood aside, sophomore Monica Caparosa jumped at the chance to intern with one of the leading seafood companies in the country. From May through July 2013, her days were filled with various tasks -- including sampling the tuna.
Why do we love snack food?
January 25, 2014
Food science experts study why we love chips, chocolate and other famous Pennsylvania foods, and offer expertise to the state’s snack food industry.