Food Innovation Center

Collaborating for a healthier, hunger-free world.

Monica Giusti, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Food Science and Technology
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

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(614) 247-8016
giusti.6@osu.edu

Full Member
Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Foods for Health
Areas of Expertise: Not listed

I join this Center to explore innovative ways to improve health and quality of live through our diet. My research has focused on the study of polyphenolics, potent antioxidants abundant in fruits and vegetables, believed to contribute to the ability of fruits and vegetables to fight chronic diseases. We can make foods healthier without sacrificing sensory appeal. Anthocyanins, for example, are natural pigments that can replace synthetic dyes, improving visual appeal and making foods healthier. This Center will greatly facilitate collaborations to better integrate knowledge about consumer choices, economic factors, and health impacts involved in dietary modification.

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