More Reasons to Eat Your Greens Boosting Phytochemicals in Vegetables – Dr C. B. Rajashekar, Kansas State University

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Many plants contain phytochemicals – unique chemicals that can prevent diseases such as heart disease, cancer and obesity. Dr C. B. Rajashekar and his colleagues at Kansas State University are investigating ways to increase the concentration of these constituents in common vegetables, without adversely affecting normal growth and yield. The key lies in subjecting them to mild environmental stresses.

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