Website of Diane M. Barrett, Ph.D.
Fruit and Vegetable Products Specialist
UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology
Office Location: 2208 Robert Mondavi Institute South Building
Better Process Control School IN-PERSON - February 3rd - 6th, 2015
We will also be offering an ACIDIFIED FOODS ONLY In-Person Course, Feb. 3rd - 5th, 2015 - Details to follow soon!
November 5, 2014: Study on Frozen Fruits & Vegetables by Barrett Lab: Taste Good and Good For You , Yahoo! Food website
July 2014: International Food Technologists (IFT) Award Celebration: Dr. Barrett named IFT Fellow
June 2014: Journal of Food Science's "Take 5" Video Series features Dr. Barrett speaking about the research in "Effectiveness of calcium chloride and calcium lactate on maintenance of textural and sensory qualities of fresh-cut mangos"
UC Food Blog
What’s the difference between yams and sweetpotatoes?
Posted 11/21/2014 - Do you know the difference between a yam and a sweetpotato? “A true yam is not grown in the U.S., it's found in South America,” says Jason Tucker, vice president of the California Sweetpotato Council. Real yams have dry, dark flesh and are...
Parents can make healthful eating fun for kids
Posted 11/20/2014 - New parents sometimes joke that they wish babies, like consumer products, would come with an instruction manual. Because, ultimately, parents want to do what's best to keep their children healthy, but what's best to do isn't always intuitive. To help to...