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Mechanistic probes into the action of high-intensity ultrasound within edible lipids

    This study investigates the underlying HIU mechanism to identify which HIU behaviours are crucial to the beneficial action of HIU within edible lipid systems. This has potential to lead to amplification of behaviours beneficial to the lipid crystallisation and minimise the detrimental effects in future. This was conducted within an all-purpose shortening sample in the presence of high-intensity ultrasound (20 kHz) employing a 3.2 mm PLE tip.

    Data from: Enhanced crystallisation kinetics of edible lipids through the action of a bifurcated streamer

      The processing of healthy foods remains a challenge and any technology with the ability to tailor the physical properties of new materials is in demand. High-intensity ultrasound (HIU) has been identified as a useful processing technique for such activities particularly for edible lipids. HIU has been known to alter the crystallisation kinetics and in turn the resultant physicochemical properties for specific food applications. The role of cavitation dynamics during treatment of oils with HIU is of interest, with the knowledge gained allowing for insight into the complex and still undefined mechanism of action. To this end, the crystallisation kinetics of an edible lipid were investigated in the presence of several distinctly different cavitation conditions.

      USDA Dietary Guidelines Sentiment Analysis

        This dataset has all documents, the text and the pdf files as well as the code that was used to carry out the sentiment analysis on USDA DietaryGuidelines. The scope of the project and the resulting dataset uploaded here is carrying out the sentiment analysis on USDA dietary guidelines from 1980 till 2015 (released every 5 years). The motivation behind this project was the fact that recommendations regarding the different nutrients have changed over the years.

        National Animal Nutrition Program (NANP) Feed Composition Database

          This database was developed by the [Feed Composition Sub-Committee](https://animalnutrition.org/node/38) and serves as a freely-available, centralized resource for up-to-date nutrient composition data for feedstuffs commonly fed to animal species. There are currently 123 ingredients and 129 nutrients represented in the database.

          Data from: Chromosome-level genome assembly and transcriptome of the green alga Chromochloris zofingiensis illuminates astaxanthin production

            For genome assembly of *C. zofingiensis* strain SAG 211–14, we used a hybrid approach blending short reads (Illumina), long reads (Pacific Biosciences of California), and whole-genome optical mapping (OpGen) (SI Appendix, SI Text and Datasets S1–S19, and refer to SI Appendix, Datasets Key). The combined power of these approaches yielded a high-quality haploid nuclear genome of *C. zofingiensis* of ∼58 Mbp distributed over 19 chromosomes (Fig. 2) in the tradition of model organism projects, as opposed to the fragmentary “gene-space” assemblies typical of modern projects using high-throughput methods and associated software. Approximately 99% of reads from the Illumina genomic libraries were accounted for, and nonplaceholder chromosomal sequence covers ∼94% of the optical map. Because no automated pipeline was found able to achieve the desired quality, methods are described in SI Appendix, SI Text.

            Food Intakes Converted to Retail Commodities Databases (FICRCD)

              Food Intakes Converted to Retail Commodities Databases (FICRCD) provide data for foods consumed in the United States national dietary intake surveys at the retail commodity level. The survey foods are converted into 65 retail-level commodities. The commodities are grouped into eight major categories: Dairy Products; Fats and Oils; Fruits; Grains; Meat, Poultry, Fish and Eggs; Nuts; Caloric Sweeteners; and Vegetables, Dry Beans and Legumes.