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2010-12-01 12:35:00

A federal judge has ordered that a genetically modified crop be destroyed, saying that the altered sugar beets were planted illegally. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White in California granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday that was sought by the Center for Food Safety and other groups, which said the Monsanto-produced sugar beet crops were planted without proper environmental review. He delayed implementation of the order until December 7 to allow time for an appeal. White said in his...

2010-11-05 11:31:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Add beets to the list of superfoods vital to your diet: A new study suggests that a daily dose of beet juice boosts blood flow to the brain, keeping your mind sharp and potentially creating a safeguard against dementia as you age. Researchers with Wake Forest University's Translational Science Center; Fostering Independence in Aging took a closer look at beet juice because it is rich in nitrate. The body turns nitrate into...

2010-11-03 00:44:19

Researchers for the first time have shown that drinking beet juice can increase blood flow to the brain in older adults "“ a finding that could hold great potential for combating the progression of dementia. The research findings are available online in Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry, the peer-reviewed journal of the Nitric Oxide Society and will be available in print soon. (Read the abstract.) "There have been several very high-profile studies showing that drinking beet juice can...

2010-08-15 06:22:17

Monsanto Co. has been dealt a major setback as a federal judge on Friday banned the planting of genetically engineered sugar beets by the biotech giant. Reuters reports that US District Judge Jeffrey White ruled that the US Department of Agriculture's approval of Monsanto's genetically altered sugar beets was without adequate environmental study. Sugar beets account for more than half of the country's sugar supply. But traditional sugar beet seeds remain widely available and environmental...

2010-06-30 08:42:43

The nitrate content of beetroot juice is the underlying cause of its blood pressure lowering benefits, research from Queen Mary University of London revealed Monday. The study, published online in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, found that blood pressure was lowered within 24hours in people who took nitrate tablets, and people who drank beetroot juice. The research will be welcome news to people with high blood pressure who might now be able to use a new 'natural'...

2009-12-14 14:53:00

MARION, N.Y., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The holidays are right around the corner, and so is extra help! When looking for a festive and memorable dish, one easy solution may surprise you - use jarred pickled beets. Beets add color and pizzazz to holiday appetizers and side dishes. Plus, just in time, Aunt Nellie's has spruced up its web site - www.AuntNellies.com - with how-to videos, a full recipe library and a special sign-up offer. To view the multimedia assets associated with this...

2009-08-11 13:47:21

British researchers found drinking beetroot juice made it possible to exercise up to 14 percent longer. Their study, published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, suggested the nitrate in the juice may turn into nitric oxide in the body and reduce the oxygen cost of exercise. Researchers at the University of Exeter and Peninsula Medical School in England gave eight men -- ages 19-38 -- about 16 ounces of organic beetroot juice for six consecutive days before they completed a series of...

2009-08-06 14:33:39

Drinking beetroot juice boosts your stamina and could help you exercise for up to 16% longer. A University of Exeter led-study, published today (Thursday 6 August 2009), shows for the first time how the nitrate contained in beetroot juice leads to a reduction in oxygen uptake, making exercise less tiring.The study reveals that drinking beetroot juice reduces oxygen uptake to an extent that cannot be achieved by any other known means, including training.The research team believes that the...

2008-09-02 06:00:21

Danisco Sugar has opened a new plant for the production of bioethanol based on sugar beet. The plant is located adjacent to Danisco's sugar factory in Anklam, Germany. The plant represents an investment of about DKK200 million and has a capacity of 56 million liters of ethanol annually. The raw material used is sugar juice extracted from beet at the sugar factory. Danisco Sugar said that, compared to petrol, using the bioethanol that the company produces in Anklam will involve 60% lower...

2008-07-22 15:00:49

According to news.gov.hk: Three new vegetables cultivated byorganic methods will be available next month, the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Departmentsays. They are dark leaf Chinese white cabbage, little cucumber from Thailand and leaf beet from Taiwan. The department held a seminar for local farmers today at Tai Lung Experimental Station to introduce organic cultivation methods forthree newvegetables. The vegetables are suitable for cultivation in Hong Kong in summer and...

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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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