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 the United Kingdom investigated consumer liking of lower salt tomato soup with herbs and spices.

More Diet Quality Research

Clinical research conducted at the University of Georgia investigated whether a single dose of black pepper or rosemary produced short-term enhancements in sustained attention, motivation to perform cognitive tasks, or feelings of mental energy and fatigue.

More Inflammation Research

Researchers in The Netherlands investigated whether there is an effect of capsaicin on appetite profile and ad libitum energy intake in Caucasians when 1.03 g of red pepper is added to meals with a normal fat and normal protein content in a 25% negative energy balance.

More Weight Management Research