Activities involve natural products and nutraceuticals; mechanisms involved in shelf
life extension of horticultural products; processing technologies for adding value
to horticultural commodities; new crops and crop improvement. Projects involving nutraceuticals
have included capsaicinoids in peppers, lycopene from watermelon, thujone/camphor
from sage and thymol/caracrol from oregano. Current projects target nutraceuticals
from Eastern Red Cedar and grape pomace, both underutilized Oklahoma resources.