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2009-11-16 13:26:00

PHOENIX, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NutraCea (OTC: NTRZ), a world leader in stabilized rice bran (SRB) nutrient research and technology, announced today that Henk Hoogenkamp, a world renowned author, researcher and developer in the food ingredient and meat processing industries, has agreed to act as an Executive Advisor to NutraCea. In particular, Hoogenkamp will conduct and provide results of research and development in various applications to further explore the utilization of...

2009-11-11 14:00:00

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Autumn signals the coming of the holiday season and a time to enjoy favorite comfort foods. While feel-good favorites like chocolate chip cookies and macaroni and cheese can be the cooking equivalent to a warm blanket or hug, these classic comfort foods often lack the fiber the body needs to work and feel its best. Although many Americans are beginning to realize the importance of fiber to overall health, nine out of 10 adults are still not...

2009-10-30 16:50:00

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Melbourne Cup, Australia's most prestigious and coveted horse race only days away, Subzero, the beloved winner of the 1992 Melbourne Cup, and "Subbie" to several generations of Australian schoolchildren, has dodged a painful and unnecessary death, thanks to the quick actions of a "fairy godmother" from the United States, Nana Patricia McPeak. McPeak, nicknamed "RicePatty" due to her pioneering efforts in the rice bran industry,...

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2009-10-08 07:00:00

A new study has discovered that consuming large quantities of whole grains could potentially prevent high blood pressure. In the study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, men eating the greatest amount of whole-grains were shown to be 19 percent less likely to develop high blood pressure than men who ate the least amount of whole grains. Refined grains have had their hearty external coating removed, while whole grain keep their bran in germ, giving them a higher level of...

2009-10-01 07:15:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The updated Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program (WIC), serving more than nine million at-risk, low- to moderate-income families will as of today include brown rice as one of the program's key whole grain offerings. Brown rice is the perfect addition because it is both economical and a nutritional powerhouse. At about 10 cents per serving, it will help to keep the WIC Food Packages cost-neutral and, because brown rice is a 100% whole...

2009-09-02 00:19:32

Taste testers of U.S. Consumer Reports say high-fiber cereals have come a long way since the cereals they used to describe as more like straw than grain. The trained taste testers compared 18 high-fiber cereals on the basis of nutrition and taste. The seven cereals they picked as nutritious, flavorful choices were: -- Kirkland Signature Spiced Pecan (Costco) cereal topped Consumer Reports' list with a blend of grains, nuts and seeds and cinnamon/nutmeg flavor. -- Kashi GoLean Crunchy Fiber...

2009-08-31 17:00:00

High-Fiber Cereals Make Progress in Taste but Vary in Nutritional Value and Price YONKERS, N.Y., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports evaluated 18 high-fiber cereals and found seven especially flavorful choices. The report notes that most Americans can stand to double their intake of fiber which can help control appetite and weight, and might help lower the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Consumer Reports' trained tasters noted that high-fiber cereals have...

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2009-08-28 12:30:00

A new study released on Friday suggests that wheat bran and other fibrous foods that do not dissolve easily in water not only fail to soothe irritable bowels but may even make things worse, AFP reported. The study found that most soluble types of bran, such as psyllium, appear to ease inflamed bowels, but the insoluble varieties people have traditionally eaten for regularity don't work as advertised. The hard outer layer of grains is referred to as bran. Psyllium, also referred to as...

2009-08-12 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Rice bran, a by-product of rice milling, is known to be an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamins, and other critical nutrients. What's more, stabilized rice bran - created via new methods of processing that stabilizes the bran and extends its life and nutritional value - has been shown in studies to play a role in treating diabetes and arthritis, although its exact mode-of-action was unknown. Now, the specific bioactive compounds that impart the...

2009-08-06 11:40:00

PHOENIX, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NutraCea (OTC: NTRZ), a world leader in stabilized rice bran nutrient research and technology, today announced the Company has entered into a forbearance agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, N. A. ("Wells Fargo") relating to the previously disclosed "Events of Default" which accelerated outstanding amounts due under the Credit and Security Agreement dated December 18, 2008. Pursuant to the terms of the Forbearance Agreement dated July 31, 2009, Wells...


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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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