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Beneficial Nitrates In Beetroot Juice Lower Blood Pressure
2013-04-16 10:12:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many foods we eat may not be so good for us. But many others provide crucial benefits for healthy living. It may come as no surprise that one food, the beet, or more appropriately, beetroot juice, may help provide some of those crucial benefits we see in a wide array of other foods. Of course we all know we should always eat more fruits and vegetables, but how often have you heard your mother say, ℠Make sure you drink your...

2013-03-24 23:02:20

“The Passionate Vegetable” by chef and educator Suzanne Landry reveals the pure simplicity and bountiful flavor of fresh vegetables with recipes that are easy and delicious. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2013 From the first tender pea shoots in spring to the last brilliant orange pumpkins in autumn, vegetables are the cook´s harbinger of the changing seasons. Vegetables are often thought of as sides that complement a main dish of meat, fish or poultry. While this is a...

2012-12-12 05:01:14

The award will support the development of high-output, low-input energy beets, optimized for biofuel production. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 Plant Sensory Systems, LLC today announced the award of $1.8 million in funding from the US Department of Energy´s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The award will support a three-year program to develop an enhanced energy (sugar) beet, optimized for biofuel production. The beets will be engineered to use fertilizer...

Sweet News From Belgium
2012-06-21 04:09:43

Many people know and crave delicious Belgian chocolate, but might not be aware that the Belgian city of Tienen is known as the ℠Sugar City´ of Europe. And satellites are helping to grow the crop that makes our taste buds tingle. Central Belgium´s Tienen is the home base for one of the world´s biggest producers of sugar beet seeds, SESVanderHave. A key element to producing world-class sugar beet seeds is tailored agricultural practices with continuous monitoring of...

2012-04-12 23:02:19

Innovative breeding approach creates new opportunities for sugar beet growers: Monheim (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 Bayer CropScience and KWS SAAT AG have signed an agreement to jointly develop and commercialize an innovative system of weed control in sugar beet for the global market. The technology is based on the breeding of sugar beet varieties that are tolerant to herbicides in the ALS-inhibitor-class with broad-spectrum weed control. This will give farmers a new opportunity to make sugar...

2012-02-21 16:10:00

Man´s search for the perfect food for health and wellness may have been answered recently with recent findings released by Mikhail Tombak, Ph.D. After conducting significant research, Tombak, a world-renowned Russian longevity researcher went on record to establish that the beet can now be regarded as one of the numerous superfoods that are a must-have in our daily diets. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 Man´s search for the perfect food for health and wellness may have...

2011-07-01 13:28:05

Winning margins in the Tour de France can be tight "“ last year just 39 seconds separated the top two riders after more than 90 hours in the saddle. When every second counts, riders do everything possible to gain a competitive advantage "“ from using aerodynamic carbon fibre bikes to the very latest in sports nutrition. Now there could be a new, completely legal and rather surprising weapon in the armoury for riders aiming to shave vital seconds off their time "“ beetroot...

2011-02-04 14:55:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has authorized spring planting of Genuity® Roundup Ready® sugar beets. Last year Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and KWS SAAT AG petitioned USDA to act with interim measures so farmers could continue to grow Roundup Ready sugar beets while USDA completes an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). "USDA's decision is a positive step for sugar beet farmers," said Steve Welker,...

2010-12-17 17:00:11

New research into the health benefits of beetroot juice suggests it's not only athletes who can benefit from its performance enhancing properties "“ its physiological effects could help the elderly or people with heart or lung-conditions enjoy more active lives. Beetroot juice has been one of the biggest stories in sports science over the past year after researchers at the University of Exeter found it enables people to exercise for up to 16% longer. The startling results have led to a...

2010-12-08 00:49:02

Researchers at Umeå Plant Science Center in Sweden discovered, in collaboration with the Syngenta company, a previously unknown gene in sugar beets that blocks flowering. The discovery makes it possible to control when sugar beets bloom. Researchers at Umeå Plant Science Center in Sweden discovered, in collaboration with the Syngenta company, a previously unknown gene in sugar beets that blocks flowering. Only with the cold of winter is the gene shut off,...


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Leaf vegetables
2013-08-21 09:03:22

Leaf vegetables are leaves from various plants that are edible with some leaves having tender shoots, such as beet greens, attached. Leaf vegetables are very high in nutrition and may be used in various culinary dishes. While there are over a thousand species of leaf vegetables, they generally come from plants that are short-lived such as lettuce and spinach. Leaf vegetables are high in vitamin K which is caused from the photosynthesis that takes place during the growing phase. Anyone on...

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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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