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2009-01-19 07:00:00

American Classic(R) All Natural Purple, Green and Orange Cauliflower by Salyer American Brings The Farmers Market To Your Kitchen Table MONTEREY, Calif., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- American Classic(R) by Salyer American introduces a full line of cauliflower -- ranging from purple, green, and orange "colorflower" to the more familiar white variety. Harvested fresh from Salyer American farms in California and Arizona, these varieties are all natural with no artificial colors or dyes added....

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2008-12-30 16:19:52

Women who took beta carotene or vitamin C or E or a combination of the supplements had a similar risk of cancer as women who did not take the supplements, according to data from a randomized controlled trial in the December 30 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Epidemiological studies have suggested that people whose diets are high in fruits and vegetables, and thus antioxidants, may have a lower risk of cancer. Results from randomized trials that address the issue,...

2008-07-25 15:00:29

Advances in chemistry can be used to add otherwise insoluble compounds like the dietary supplement co-enzyme Q10 into water, a U.S. researcher said. Bruce Lipshutz, a professor of chemistry at University of California, Santa Barbara, said CoQ10 is a compound that cells synthesize in every cell, but while the body produces its own CoQ10, that production decreases with age. CoQ10 -- much of which is in the mitochondria of our cells -- is essential for cellular respiration and adenosine...

2008-07-05 00:00:03

By Chidanand Rajghatta WASHINGTON: It seems that watermelons don't just quench thirst, but also increase libido, says a new study. The fruit has some nourishing ingredients that affect the libido. These include lycopene - which is typically found in tomatoes; beta carotene; and the rising star among its phyto-nutrients - citrulline, whose beneficial functions include the ability to relax blood vessels, much like Viagra and other impotence drugs do. Scientists say when watermelon is...

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2008-05-22 09:10:00

By Tara Parker-Pope By now, most people know they should be eating more vegetables. But are there ways to get more from the vegetables you already eat? A growing body of research shows that when it comes to vegetables, it's not only how much we eat, but how we prepare them, that influences the amount of phytochemicals, vitamins and other nutrients that enter our body. The benefits are significant. Numerous studies show that people who consume lots of vegetables have lower rates of heart...

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2007-02-27 16:00:00

CHICAGO -- Antioxidant vitamins, including A, E and C, don't help you live longer, according to an analysis of dozens of studies of these popular supplements. The new review showing no long-life benefit from those vitamins, plus beta carotene and selenium, adds to growing evidence questioning the value of these supplements. Some experts said, however, that it's too early to toss out all vitamin pills - or the possibility that they may have some health benefits. Others said the study supports...

2006-07-27 07:25:00

WASHINGTON -- That ice-cold watermelon may be refreshing, but it can be less nutritious than watermelon served at room temperature, U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists reported on Wednesday. Watermelons stored at room temperature deliver more nutrients than refrigerated or freshly picked melons, they reported in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Penelope Perkins-Veazie and Julie Collins of the USDA's South Central Agricultural Research Laboratory in Lane, Oklahoma looked...

2006-07-26 14:53:13

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - That ice-cold watermelon may be refreshing, but it can be less nutritious than watermelon served at room temperature, U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists reported on Wednesday. Watermelons stored at room temperature deliver more nutrients than refrigerated or freshly picked melons, they reported in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Penelope Perkins-Veazie and Julie Collins of the USDA's South Central Agricultural Research Laboratory in Lane,...

2006-03-29 13:20:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK -- People with high blood levels of the nutrient beta-carotene may have better lung function as they age, new research suggests. What's more, the study found, both beta-carotene and vitamin E might offer some lung protection to heavy smokers. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant compound that gives foods such as carrots, sweet potatoes and cantaloupe their orange and yellow coloring; the nutrient is also found in some greens, like spinach and broccoli. The new findings...

2006-02-14 16:44:28

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A high intake of vitamin E, beta-carotene, and vitamin C does not prevent prostate cancer, results of a large study suggest. However, smokers may have a lower risk of advanced prostate cancer if their intake of vitamin E is high, and men with low dietary beta-carotene intake seem to benefit from supplemental beta-carotene. Previous studies evaluating the associations between antioxidants and prostate cancer risk have yielded contradictory results. So Dr....


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Golden Rice
2013-10-02 14:11:48

Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced  through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...

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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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