The Scientific Research Advisory Committee met on Jan. 21 to review recent updates from the Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) and to review and recommend to the Florida Citrus Commission (FCC) for approval of two new research proposals. The FCC serves as the FDOC’s governing board.
Rosa Walsh, director of the FDOC Scientific Research Department, gave an update on the 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which continue to support 100 percent orange juice (OJ) as part of a healthy diet. She also provided information on recent publications of FDOC-supported research and continuing projects in 2020–21.
Additionally, Walsh presented an update on the request for proposal process of two research projects that were initially presented to the committee in October.
The first proposed study focuses on the satiety and glycemic response to 100 percent OJ. The study received one proposal from Ryerson University. The goal of the study will be to …..
Read more about Research Projects on OJ Recommended for Approval on the Citrus Industry website.