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2013-04-23 23:20:43

Produce Industry Leader, Tanimura & Antle introduces a new retail lettuce item, Little Gem's Sweet Lettuce. Little Gems, a long time favorite of culinary professionals, are a compact petite lettuce variety resembling a small romaine lettuce with slightly softer and sweeter leaves. Salinas, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 In 1849, adventurers to the City by the Bay filled their pockets with gold, discovering richness in the California soil. Today´s culinary adventurer can enrich their...

Lettuce That Could Sprout Year Round
2013-03-29 10:58:06

University of California, Davis A team of researchers, led by a University of California, Davis, plant scientist, has identified a lettuce gene and related enzyme that put the brakes on germination during hot weather – a discovery that could lead to lettuces that can sprout year-round, even at high temperatures. The study also included researchers from Arcadia Biosciences and Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, India. The finding is particularly important to the nearly...

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2011-01-18 10:29:00

Breeding lines prove dieback resistant, show improved shelf life California and Arizona, the two largest lettuce-producing states, account for more than 95% of the lettuce grown in the United States. Since the early 1990s, the states' lettuce crops have been subject to "dieback", a disease indicated by symptoms including mottling, yellowing, and death of older leaves, and stunting and eventual death of lettuce plants. Dieback disease, caused by two soil-borne viruses, affects romaine and...

2009-08-06 13:55:00

A Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) expert offers up the skinny on lettuce "“ eat lots of it, but try to choose the most nutritiousvariety and watch what you put on it."Salad is a wonderful way to fill up without consuming a lot of calories," said Dr. Rebecca Reeves, (http://www.bcm.edu/news/broadcastcenter/expert.cfm?expertid=79) assistant professor of medicine at BCM and a registered dietitian. "It's a good idea to eat a salad before your meal because the fiber helps fill you...

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2008-07-18 08:44:44

The lettuce cut and packaged for food service and salad mixes is an increasingly important component of the produce industry. Lettuce is highly perishable, and the cutting required in processing further shortens its shelf life. Packaging cut lettuce and other fresh produce in semipermeable plastic films extends shelf life via a technique called "modified-atmosphere packaging". The success of modified-atmosphere (MA) packaging for lettuce and certain salad greens has led to innovative...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.