Tag: Nancy Ames

Wheat School: Should Nutrition be Considered When Bringing Forward New Wheat Varieties?

While wheat breeders have traditionally focused on improving agronomic and milling characteristics of the crop, there’s value to be gained by the wheat industry in focusing on nutrition as well, says a cereal research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The nutritional characteristics of wheat have generally remained unchanged while yield potential, disease resistance and bread-making attributes have improved… Read more »

Wheat School: Still Good For You — Research Counters Popular Claims About Wheat’s Nutritional Value

With the rise in gluten-free and low carb dieting, wheat has received a bad rap and developed a nutritional reputation that it doesn’t deserve, says a cereal research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Based at the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals in Winnipeg, Dr. Nancy Ames is concerned consumers are not realizing the… Read more »

“Fish Oil” Cookie Fights Cholesterol and Tastes All Right Too

We know fish oil, healthy canola oil and barley are good for heart health, but imagine them all packaged together in a cholesterol-fighting cookie that actually tastes good. This bioactive dessert is one example of the food products being developed at the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals in Winnipeg. Dr. Nancy Ames used the… Read more »