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2009-12-03 09:00:00

BEIJING, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com, one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, reports garlic prices drop slightly. Recently the soaring price of garlic started to decrease slightly. Himfr's data shows that the garlic price is down 0.2 RMB within a week, but the price was still higher than the same period last year. Due to low prices last year at around 0.3 RMB/kg (now at 00.6 RMB/kg), many garlic growers or...

2009-11-25 12:55:00

Experts say garlic prices in China have nearly quadrupled since March and may soon rank ahead of gold and stocks as the country's best-performing asset of 2009, Reuters reported. Morgan Stanley economists said the catalyst of the bull run may have been the idea that the potent bulb can ward off H1N1 swine flu. The China Daily reported last week that a high school in Hangzhou, a prosperous city in eastern China, had bought 200 kg of garlic and forced students to eat it every day for lunch to...

2009-11-04 07:52:52

Research offers guidelines for farmers, variety for consumers Consumer interest in new and diverse types of garlic is on the rise. Fueled by factors including the growth of the "local foods" movement, interest in world cuisines, and widespread reports touting its numerous health benefits, demand for high-quality, locally grown garlic is increasing throughout the U.S. While most grocery stores in carry the familiar white, "softneck" garlic (which is most often imported), varieties of...

2009-10-20 15:47:00

WAYNE, Pa., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Qualsec (OTC Bulletin Board: QLSZ), which recently acquired VitaminSpice, LLC, announces that VitaminSpice was selected as the winning product line in the "Spice Blends, Vitamin Infused" category for foodservice and retail. Their "Garlic Multivitamin," "Cinnamon Multivitamin," "Crushed Red Pepper Multivitamin" and their "Ground Black Pepper Multivitamin" were all judged Superior. The judging was conducted "triple blind" in Northern...

2009-09-30 09:07:00

NORTH BRANFORD, Conn., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooking Enthusiast® presents its newest gourmet ingredient that's turning heads and revolutionizing food dishes, black garlic. Unlike regular garlic, black garlic is fermented, giving it a darker color, slightly sweeter taste and smoother texture. Black garlic is remarkably tasty on its own or can be added to your favorite dishes. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090930/NY83865 ) Black garlic is also...

2009-09-18 13:03:49

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Trudeau Corp. garlic press-slicers due to a laceration hazard. About 22,000 Trudeau Garlic Duo Slicers were imported from China by the Canadian company and sold for about $20, the commission said. The unit's slicer blades can break during use, presenting a risk of laceration. The model numbers involved in the recall are 998009, 998010 and 998010CB. These numbers are printed on the packaging, but not on the product....

2009-09-14 04:20:00

MealsMatter.org Offers Delicious Ways to Keep the Flu at Bay SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As flu season grips the nation with heightened awareness of hand washing and cough covering, healthy eating is a potent prevention method getting left out in the cold. "It's important to eat a variety of healthy foods from all food groups throughout the year, but it's particularly significant during flu season," said Andrea Garen, Registered Dietitian and Project Manager...

2009-07-30 10:30:55

Garlic provides cardioprotection, but freshly crushed garlic has more potent heart-healthy effects, U.S. researchers found. Researchers at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington also challenge the widespread belief that most of garlic's benefits are due to its rich array of antioxidants. Dipak K. Das and colleagues point out that raw, crushed garlic generates hydrogen sulfide through a chemical reaction. Although best known as the stuff that gives rotten eggs their...

2009-07-29 11:40:00

A new study reports what scientists term the first scientific evidence that freshly crushed garlic has more potent heart-healthy effects than dried garlic. Scheduled for the Aug. 12 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, it also challenges the widespread belief that most of garlic's benefits are due to its rich array of antioxidants. Instead, garlic's heart-healthy effects seem to result mainly from hydrogen sulfide, a chemical signaling substance that forms after garlic is...

2009-07-22 14:51:00

GLENDALE, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Garlic Research Labs, Inc announces Garlic formula is keeping Mosquitoes at bay this summer in cities across the US. Mosquito Barrier, a product from Garlic Research Labs, Inc is being used with great success by city parks, campgrounds, golf courses and individuals all across the country. Mosquito Barrier's extremely strong liquid garlic is made from very potent garlic cloves, unlike garlic that is typically found in grocery stores. Spraying...

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2009-04-17 14:37:21

The Death Camas or Meadow Death Camas (Zigadenus venenosus) is a species of flowering plant that occurs in some regions of western North America. It can often be confused with the edible onion of the genus Allium. They are found in dry meadows and on dry hillsides as well as sagebrush slopes and mountain forests. The plant is up to 27.55 inches tall with long, grass-like leaves. The bulbs are oval and look like onions. The flowers are cream colored or white and grow in pointed clusters....

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