McCormick Science Institute

MSI Awards

Recognizing researchers who advance the understanding of the health benefits of culinary spices and herbs

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MSI Leadership

MSI is guided by a scientific advisory council of internationally-renowned scientists and health professionals.

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Scientific Overviews of Spices and Herbs

Published reviews of scientific research on spices and herbs including potential health benefits

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About MSI

The McCormick Science Institute is a research-driven organization whose mission is to support scientific research and disseminate information on the health benefits of culinary herbs and spices.

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MSI Funded Research Database

Search MSI sponsored research from leading universities and research institutions.

MSI Online PubMed Search System

Search the scientific literature on spices, herbs and health.

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McCormick Science Institute

Dr. Hamed Faridi, Chief Science Officer for McCormick Receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Dr. Faridi, a renowned food scientist, leads a global team of scientists and flavor experts at McCormick where he is responsible for research, product development and technical services. Dr. Faridi's vision led to the creation and development of the McCormick Science Institute (MSI).  MSI has funded over 32 clinical trials at leading American and European universities which have demonstrated that spices and herbs have beneficial physiological effects and can promote healthy eating by increasing the flavor while partially replacing salt, sugar and fat in everyday meals. These benefits can help consumers implement the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans which were released in January 2016.

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