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 Johns Hopkins University studied the effects of a behavioral intervention, which emphasized spices and herbs, on the maintenance of sodium intake at the recommended intake of 1500 mg/d.

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