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2011-04-12 08:15:00

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunkist Growers is creatively "peeling back" layers about citrus favorites through a three-part, original web series and consumer sweepstakes. World class chef Robert Danhi, and fourth generation Sunkist grower Mark Gillette give audiences a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of a working Central California grove, showcasing why oranges, grapefruit and lemons pack a nutritious and delicious punch. The educational series premieres worldwide in...

2011-04-11 07:00:00

BARTOW, Fla., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Orange juice may do more for your diet and overall health than you may think, according to seven new studies presented this week at Experimental Biology (EB) 2011. A new study suggests that adults who drink 100 percent orange juice tend to have better overall diet quality, higher intake of key nutrients and less risk of being overweight than adults who don't drink orange juice. (1) Additionally, the research suggests that children who drink...

2011-01-25 13:26:00

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help consumers make smarter food choices that will lead to improved heart health, Sunkist Growers has teamed up with Lowes Foods to launch the "Healthy New You" promotion from January 26 through February 22, 2011. Exclusively for Lowes shoppers in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia, the "Healthy New You" in-store promotion will provide consumers with the latest information on healthier eating and will feature...

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2011-01-18 10:45:53

Researchers find evidence of origins of orange, lime, lemon, grapefruit, other citrus species Citrus species are among the most important fruit trees in the world. Citrus has a long history of cultivation, often thought to be more than 4,000 years. Until now, however, the exact genetic origins of cultivated citrus such as sweet orange (Citrus sinensis), lemon (C. limon), and grapefruit (C. paradisi) have been a mystery. A team of researchers from China has published a study in the Journal of...

2010-12-08 07:07:00

BARTOW, Fla., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Drinking orange juice every day may have important heart health benefits. A recent study published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming about two cups of 100 percent orange juice every day for one month significantly lowered diastolic blood pressure among men who were slightly overweight, but otherwise healthy.(1) Improvements also were seen in other indicators of cardiovascular health, notably better...

2010-11-10 15:16:00

LAKELAND, Fla., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida orange juice unveils its partnership with entertainment journalist Nancy O'Dell just as CBS Television Distribution announced she will serve as the new co-anchor of Entertainment Tonight in 2011 after Mary Hart's final season. Florida orange juice has teamed up with the celebrity mom as she launches her Album of Hope Initiative with Creative Memories to inspire families to make the most of their mornings. O'Dell will offer a glimpse...

2010-10-29 08:00:00

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lime Energy Co. (Nasdaq: LIME), today announced that it will publish its third quarter operating results after the market close on Monday, November 8th. The same day, Lime Energy will hold a conference call at 4:30 ET to discuss the results. Investors can access the call by calling toll free 866-783-2144 and use passcode 31648376. International callers can dial 857-350-1603 and use the same passcode. The call will be available...

2010-09-20 22:50:12

Researchers discover technique to improve, extend late-season harvest Successful mechanical harvesting of perennial fruit crops requires efficient, economical harvesting systems that do not reduce trees' production life or diminish fruit quality. Most of the world's citrus is now harvested manually, but the use of efficient and lower-cost mechanical harvesting techniques is expected to increase in the next few years, especially in the large citrus plantations in Florida and Brazil. The citrus...

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2010-07-23 08:05:00

Citrus growers, beware. Florida winters are getting more extreme, causing plants to flower later and potentially shrinking the growing seasons for some of the state's most vital crops. If a recent trend continues, more frequent freezes and larger temperature swings between winter and spring, followed by hotter summers, could threaten oranges and other crops, according to a team of University of Central Florida researchers. "The weather in Florida has been getting wacky," said Betsy Von Holle,...

2010-07-06 14:24:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- While South Africa will continue to bask in the glow of the Soccer World Cup, a South African product similar in shape to the soccer ball kicks off its season in the U.S. this month. The first of regular shiploads of South African summer citrus (www.summercitrus.com) have reached our shores. Clementines, navel oranges and ruby grapefruit are available in supermarkets across the U.S. from now through November. For the first time, a selection of popular...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'