MSI Research Pillars

MSI research is focused on three broad areas related to spices and herbs:

Diet Quality

MSI is researching whether adding spices and herbs to nutrient-dense foods could help people choose a healthier diet. More..

Inflammation

MSI research is currently looking at how spices and herbs are affecting inflammatory biomarkers. More..

Weight Management

We are investigating whether spices can make small changes in thermogenesis and other metabolic factors. More..
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Researchers at the University of Colorado examined factors that may improve liking of reduced fat and reduced saturated fat foods, including the addition of herbs and spices and habitual consumption of different high-fat and low-fat food items.

More Diet Quality Research


Study on the effect on lipid peroxidation during cooking.

More Inflammation Research


Clinical research on the 24 hour effects of capsaicin in 25% negative energy balance.

More Weight Management Research