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..


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 in Baltimore City, Maryland determined whether an experiential nutrition education intervention focusing on spices and herbs ("Spice MyPlate") was feasible and improved diet quality and healthy eating attitudes among an urban and predominantly African-American sample of adolescents more than standard nutrition education alone.

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