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What Cattle Eat Affects Their Weight And Tastiness Of The Meat
2013-09-19 11:21:25

Clemson University Cattle are what they eat. The forage — grasses and other plants ­— beef cattle eat affects the nutrition and tastiness of the meat. Clemson University animal science researchers report that steers grazing on one of five forages kept in paddocks showed significant differences in growth, carcass and meat quality. The research can help cattle producers with alternatives to corn and feed when they are looking to add weight and value to their animals prior to sale....

2012-08-21 22:46:43

The focus of nutrition for good health is quietly shifting to include consumption of food ingredients specifically designed to nourish the non-human cells that comprise 80 percent of the cells in the typical person, an authority on the topic said here today. Speaking at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, Robert Rastall, Ph.D., cited several factors driving these so-called "prebiotic" ingredients toward more...

2010-07-07 12:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Food Expo, July 18-20 in Chicago, Cargill will demonstrate how food manufacturers can take products that support good digestive health beyond the yogurt case. Specifically, Cargill will showcase a simple pureed soup that incorporates a natural, soluble dietary fiber source, Oliggo-Fiber® inulin. This ingredient is a prebiotic fiber that helps promote digestive health by stimulating the...

2010-03-24 07:29:16

The plant that gave the world tequila contains a substance that seems ideal for use in a new genre of processed foods -- so-called "functional foods" -- with health benefits over and above serving as a source of nutrients, scientists reported yesterday at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Foods spiked with "fructans" from the agave plant may help protect against osteoporosis by boosting the body's absorption of calcium and could have other health benefits,...

2006-04-27 18:42:33

RIO VISTA, Calif. - Rich Collins was 18 when he tried to grow endive in a closet at his family's home, beginning his quest to perfect the odd technique that produces the blanched, bullet-shaped vegetable. Farming always interested Collins, who grew up in the Sacramento suburbs. The summer before he left for the University of Califorinia, Davis, he washed dishes at a French restaurant and often chatted with the chef about crops. "'This is what you should grow,' he told me. 'I paid $4 a...

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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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