In a Pickle: Benefits of Fermented Cucumbers

July 17, 2019 Sandra Avant, USDA ARS

Research on potential health benefits of fermented foods has mainly focused on ingestion of live microorganisms and the subsequent probiotic effects. More recently, emphasis has been placed on health-promoting compounds called bioactive peptides, which are short chains of amino acids, found in fermented foods.

USDA: Pork Essentially Free of Veterinary Drug Residues

March 22, 2019 USDA ARS

In a basic survey of more than a thousand pork kidney samples, almost no veterinary drug residues were found and none at levels that even approached U. S. regulatory limits, according to a study just published by an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist in Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A.