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Barley Takes A Leaf Out Of Reindeer's Book In The Land Of The Midnight Sun
2012-05-11 08:15:25

Barley grown in Scandinavian countries is adapted in a similar way to reindeer to cope with the extremes of day length at high latitudes. Researchers have found a genetic mutation in some Scandinavian barley varieties that disrupts the circadian clock that barley from southern regions use to time their growing season. Just as reindeer have dropped the clock in adapting to extremely long days, so has Scandinavian barley to grow successfully in that region's short growing season. This new...

Super-spaghetti With Heart-healthy Label Now Possible
2011-09-15 07:33:47

  Consumers could soon see packages of pasta labeled "good source of dietary fiber" and "may reduce the risk of heart disease" thanks to the development of a new genre of pasta made with barley–a grain famous for giving beer its characteristic strength and flavor. The report appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Vito Verardo, Ana Maria Gómez-Caravaca and colleagues explain that barley, a grain that is an excellent source of fiber and...

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2011-06-15 05:35:00

Not only is Mediterranean France known worldwide for its famous wine-growing regions, but evidence of beer making has been discovered as far back as the 5th century BC, according to analyses from the Roquepertuse excavation site in Provence. Laurent Bouby from the CNRS "“ Centre de Bio-Archeologie et d'Ecology in Montepellier, France and his colleagues found the presence of poorly preserved barley grains as well as equipment and other remains of deliberate malting in the home that...

2011-06-14 13:52:53

New study unveils archaeobotanical evidence of beer brewing in Iron Age France Evidence of beer making in Mediterranean France, as far back as the 5th century BC, has been unearthed by Laurent Bouby from the CNRS - Centre de Bio-Archeologie et d'Ecology in Montepellier, France, and colleagues. Their analyses at the Roquepertuse excavation site in Provence reveal the presence of poorly preserved barley grains suggesting germination, as well as equipment and other remains of deliberate malting...

2011-03-07 07:15:00

DAVIS, Calif., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unlike any other energy bar, BRUBAR Energy Bars are primarily sweetened with all-natural barley malt. A lot of barley malt! Why? It's an excellent source of natural energy and the taste is a big hit with athletes and craft-brewed beer lovers as well. BRUBAR Energy Bars is the creation of Christian D'Souza, whose interest in brewing craft beer sparked the idea to merge two popular product categories: energy bars and craft beer. "Eating an energy...

2010-12-20 16:00:28

The reproductive success of men and women is influenced by the food they receive at an early stage in life, according to new research by the University of Sheffield. The research, which was published online this month (17 December 2010) in the journal Ecology, is the first study of its kind to show that early life food can have a serious influence on the life-long fertility of individuals. The research team, led by Dr Ian Rickard from the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the...

2010-06-29 13:01:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill will introduce Clear Valley® Omega-3 Oil, a revolutionary new canola/flax seed oil blend, at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Food Expo July 18-20 in Chicago. Cargill recently completed a GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) self-determination for the ingredient, which will allow food manufacturers to make a "good source of ALA (alpha linolenic acid) omega-3" or "excellent source of ALA omega-3" Nutrient Content...

2010-05-05 15:37:02

Evidence from observational studies indicates that diets rich in whole grain reduce risk of obesity and other diseases related to the metabolic syndrome e.g. type 2 diabetes and cardio-vascular disease. The mechanisms involved are only partially elucidated. Work within HEALTHGRAIN has revealed novel insights regarding some potential mechanisms. Barley products rich in indigestible carbohydrates (dietary fibre and resistant starch), facilitated glycaemic regulation through a mechanism...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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