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Recognizing researchers who advance the understanding of the health benefits of culinary spices and herbs

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Scientific Overviews of Spices and Herbs

Published reviews of scientific research on spices and herbs including potential health benefits

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The McCormick Science Institute is a research-driven organization whose mission is to support scientific research and disseminate information on the health benefits of culinary herbs and spices.

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Congratulations to Dr Robin M. Tucker, the 2018 recipient of the ANDF McCormick Science Institute Research Award

This annual award supports scientific endeavors including in vitro experiments, epidemiologic studies, spice and herb intake data collection, systematic reviews and/or evidence-based analysis. The principal investigator must be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or a Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). 

Dr. Tucker's research focuses on how food choices are made and the consequences, both positive and negative, of those choices. The purpose of the awarded study is to determine if oral red chili pepper intake at hedonically acceptable doses reduces markers of colonic inflammation.

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