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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A study to determine whether adding herbs & spices to a reduced-fat dip increased preschoolers' willingness to taste & consume vegetables.

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


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

More Weight Management Research