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Sweet Potatoes, Yams, and Cassava

Sweet Potatoes, Yams, and Cassava

Yams, sweet potatoes, and cassava are classed as tuberous root vegetables that come from a flowering plant but are not related and do not have much in common. In the U.S., they are marketed as different vegetables. Yams are native to Africa and Asia and can be the size of a regular potato to five feet long! They have a cylindrical shape with a bark...
Nutrigenomics: What Do Diet and Genes Have To Do With Health?

Nutrigenomics: What Do Diet and Genes Have To Do With Health?

Have you ever wondered how the food that you eat is related to your overall health? Research shows that diet has a strong correlation with chronic disease, but why? What role does the human genome play in this relationship? The newly emerging area of nutritional science, Nutrigenomics, seeks to answer these questions and transform our current under...

Authoring Papers with Wide Impact

Image credited to Liz West

After contributing to over 100 peer-reviewed publications while on the faculty of the Department of Nutritional Sciences, it is not surprising that Dr. Jeanne Freeland-Graves has one of the most highly cited papers in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.