Grow your story in the Department of Agronomy & Horticulture. Undergraduate programs in Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Biology, and Turfgrass & Landscape Management provide hands-on learning in research labs and out in the field, preparing you for a future where you can influence the world in powerful ways. Here you will get personal attention at a Big Ten university and learn from faculty who work to feed and enrich the lives of a growing global population.

 

Study: Small doses of resistant starch make healthy difference

Consuming even modest amounts of resistant starch can lend a significant punch to the gut microbes that benefit human health, according to a new study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln food scientists, Devin Rose, assistant professor of food science and technology development, and Jennifer Arcila Castillo, a recent master's graduate in food science and technology development. As a type of carbohydrate that resists digestion in the small intestine, resistant starch passes to the large intestine and gets metabolized by a wide array of microbes residing there. The study's authors sought to increase levels of this starch in whole-wheat flour by subjecting it to seven cycles of cooking and freezing, which multiplied its proportion of resistant starch from one to eight percent. Continue reading at  UNL Today.

Backyard Farmer airs live Thursdays starting in April

Backyard Farmer, featuring faculty members from the Department of Agronomy & Horticulture, airs live Thursdays on NET1 at 7 pm CST from April through September. Join us in April for another great season of answering your lawn & garden questions. View archived videos on YouTube, or interact with the team on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

 

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