Waste products as the next nutraceuticals? reports that scientists from Teagasc (the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority) have found a potential use for waste as a potential source of antioxidants.

For example…

Teagasc has found that onion peels, a common by-product of food processing, have a higher antioxidant activity than their flesh.

Teagasc is also looking into how sodium can be replaced in “ready meals” with herbs and spices, which will not only be able to be substituted for flavor and preservative functions, but are also high in antioxidants.


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John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.