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2014-07-10 08:29:08

Study Explores Improvements in the Absorption of Vitamin A When Avocados are Eaten With Tomatoes or Carrots IRVINE, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consuming a whole fresh avocado with either an orange-colored tomato sauce or raw carrots significantly enhanced provitamin A carotenoid (alpha- and beta-carotene) absorption and conversion of these carotenoids to an active form of vitamin A, according to new research(i) published in The Journal of Nutrition. Vitamin A is involved in...

2014-06-11 23:10:49

Two moms certified as Holistic Health Coaches will explore their families’ experiences as they embark on the Suburban Smackdown (as seen on Charlotte Today), a family challenge of buying nothing new for six months, on the new health and lifestyle blog Spunky Avocado. Matthews, NC (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Two holistic health and lifestyle coaches expand beyond their traditional role of clean eating and attack the habit of over-consumption through their Suburban Smackdown Challenge. Spunky...

2014-05-27 23:11:59

Urban legend says that eating apples will improve one’s health. According to Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP, recent research indicates that this is true at least for avocados. Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Hippocrates, the father of western healing, stated: “Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food.” The last few decades of research show that many foods can be beneficial for health. Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Chiropractor and Naturopath, Dr. J G Moellendorf,...

2014-05-06 23:03:58

San Diego produce wholesaler secures $500,000 investment. Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 The Guppy Tank is pleased to announce its most recent capital investment winner, Beekist, Inc. The group of Orange County angel investors chose the San Diego produce wholesaler from among a competitive slate of entrepreneurs through its One on One with the Guppies program. Beekist, a family-run San Diego produce wholesale company, was established in 2008 with the mission to provide only the...

2014-03-27 16:24:18

PHOENIX, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boulder Canyon Foods has been named a winner of Prevention's 2014 Cleanest Packaged Food Awards in the "Snacks" category, for the brand's Avocado Oil Canyon Cut(TM) potato chips that list just three ingredients, including potatoes, avocado oil and sea salt. The annual awards feature the best, healthiest, and cleanest boxed and bagged foods, with winning products meeting strict criteria, including: -- Must not contain GMO ingredients. --...

2014-02-12 08:33:29

Wholly Guacamole Dip Fans "Rock the Guac" Via Instagram FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The month of February is a time to celebrate love, and what better time to celebrate the love of avocados than National Avocado Month. The makers of Wholly Guacamole® dips think the best way to celebrate the avocado is by using the versatile fruit in a new recipe each week in February. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120209/DA50553LOGO) Each Wednesday, avocado...

2014-01-13 08:24:12

MORE THAN 230 TIMES THE WEIGHT OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As sports fans around the country gather to watch the first cold weather Big Game played outdoors at MetLife Stadium, they will more than likely enjoy a Big Game food spread that includes avocados. This year, Americans are predicted to consume nearly 32 percent more avocados than they did last year, which equates to nearly 104 million pounds or approximately 208 million avocados consumed...

Avocado Curbs Afternoon Cravings
2014-01-08 12:50:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Adding a little avocado to your lunch not only adds some extra nutrition, but it also may reduce the desire to keep on snacking, according to a new study. Researchers writing in the Nutrition Journal found that adding one-half of a fresh avocado to a lunch helped reduce people's desire to eat between meals. The study compared the effects of incorporating fresh avocado into a lunch to determine how it could influence satiety, blood...

2014-01-08 08:28:27

Loma Linda University Study Explores the Relationship between Avocado Consumption, Satiety and Blood Sugar IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New research published in the November issue of Nutrition Journal reports adding one-half of a fresh avocado to a lunch may have helped healthy, overweight people feel more satisfied and reduced their desire to eat following a meal. The study was funded by the Hass Avocado Board. The pilot study, "A Randomized 3x3 Crossover Study to...


Latest Avocado Reference Libraries

Avocado Tree, Persea americana
2014-02-14 16:17:00

Persea americana is a flowering plant that belongs to the Lauraceae family. It is widely known as the Avocado tree. P. americana is a tree that grows up to 66 feet tall. It has alternately arranged leaves that measure about 5 to 10 inches long. Its flowers are tiny and greenish-yellow, measuring .2 to .4 inches in diameter. The tree’s popular, pear shaped green fruit measures 2.8 to 7.9 inches long and weighs between 3.5 and 35 ounces. It contains a single large seed, measuring 2 to 2.5...

Recalcitrant seeds
2013-08-21 08:52:36

Recalcitrant seeds are seeds that have to be protected from certain elements, such as drying and freezing, to remain viable. Seeds must be maintained at temperatures no less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit and does not have long shelf lives. Damage to the seeds results when they are allowed to dry out excessively, damaging the intracellular structures of the seeds, along with the forming of toxic chemicals within the seed. Recalcitrant seeds can be found in avocado, mango, cocoa and the...

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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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