September 8, 2005

Beer - Now Packed With Vitamins?

Not that I have anything against the American scientific community, but I think it's time they start taking their cue from their counterparts across the Pond. It seems that European scientists, specifically a Belgian team, are turning their gaze to something that really has an impact on us all - the nutritional content of beer. A team at the Meurice Institute in Brussels has spent the last three years analyzing the nutritional quality of speciality and microbrewed beers. So far, they have found that many refermented and specialty beers contain Folate, a B vitamin that helps people rebuild cells and help avoid diseases like cancer and anemia. One scientist on the team stated that they wanted to "rehabilitate beer as a daily beverage to be consumed in moderation," just as wine is. We'll keep you posted as we do beer research of our own.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at September 8, 2005 7:59 AM


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