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2011-03-28 10:23:10

A new scientific study positions walnuts in the No. 1 slot among a family of foods that lay claim to being among Mother Nature's most nearly perfect packaged foods: Tree and ground nuts. In a report here today at the 241st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, scientists presented an analysis showing that walnuts have a combination of more healthful antioxidants and higher quality antioxidants than any other nut. "Walnuts rank above peanuts, almonds, pecans,...

2010-12-23 15:00:00

REGINA, Saskatchewan, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean Power Concepts Inc. ('Clean Power' or the 'Company'), (OTC Bulletin Board: CPOW), announced today its Spirit of Health line has launched production of Omega 3 100% Virgin Camelina Oil ('Virgin Camelina Oil'). Clean Power's CEO Michael Shenher commented, "The Spirit of Health Virgin Camelina Oil is a gourmet consumer product which is an excellent 'health conscious' substitute for other salad dressings and cooking oils. We produce...

2010-08-23 13:29:54

In prehistoric times farmers across the world domesticated wild plants to create an agricultural revolution. As a result the ancestral plants have been lost, causing problems for anyone studying the domestication process of modern-day varieties, but that might change. A team led by Fabiola Parra at the Universidad Nacional Aut³noma de M©xico (UNAM) has managed to trace a domesticated cactus, the Gray Ghost Organ Pipe (Stenocereus pruinosus) to its living ancestor that can still be...

2008-09-09 03:00:09

By Sahare, K N Anandharaman, V; Meshram, V G; Meshram, S U; Gajalakshmi, D; Goswami, K; Reddy, M V R Background & objectives: Disease burden due to lymphatic filariasis is disproportionately high despite mass drug administration with conventional drugs. Usage of herbal drugs in traditional medicine is quite well known but largely empirical. Hence the present study was designed to screen the in vitro antifilarial effect of four herbal plants on Brugia malayi. Methods: Motility of...

2008-08-22 15:00:17

While it is recommended that people eat 1 1/2 ounces of nuts per day, few people actually consume that amount on a daily basis, U.S. researchers say. Epidemiologic studies show that consuming tree nuts -- almonds, Brazils, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, macadamias and walnuts -- five or more times per week is associated with a reduced risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. In one analysis, individuals who ate the most nuts had about a 35-percent reduced risk...

2008-07-30 21:00:29

By Kim Mikus It's tough to go into Nuts 2 You in Buffalo Grove and only buy one item. "Some people say the store is dangerous," jokes manager Valentina Maksimenko, who runs the day-to-day operations at the shop, 771 S. Buffalo Grove Road at Dundee Road. The Buffalo Grove shop is filled with all types of nuts and dried fruits sold in bulk. All the nuts are domestic, coming from Texas, Arizona and California. Another area of the store is devoted to Russian chocolate and other sweets. The...

2007-06-29 18:01:45

WASHINGTON (AP) - Agriculture was taking root in South America almost as early as the first farmers were breaking ground in the Middle East, new research indicates. Evidence that squash was being grown nearly 10,000 years ago, in what is now Peru, is reported in Friday's edition of the journal Science. A team led by anthropologist Tom D. Dillehay of Vanderbilt University also uncovered remains of peanuts from 7,600 years ago and cotton dated to 5,500 years ago in the floors and hearths of...

2007-06-20 17:55:08

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Watch your step when you pull off the road. That's the warning from state environmental officials to people who want to avoid a burning, blistering itch that could last for months. There's an invasive weed that is spreading along highways, and no, it's nothing like its namesake that you will find adorning entrees at a restaurant. The plant is wild parsnip - native to Eurasia and related to the carrot family - and it has a sap that contains chemicals that can cause rashes,...

2007-04-18 03:00:24

By Gl-stndag, zlem; Mazza, Giuseppe Saponins are a diverse group of compounds widely distributed in the plant kingdom, which are characterized by their structure containing a triterpene or steroid aglycone and one or more sugar chains. Consumer demand for natural products coupled with their physicochemical (surfactant) properties and mounting evidence on their biological activity (such as anticancer and anticholesterol activity) has led to the emergence of saponins as commercially...

2006-11-28 12:00:48

By Susan Salisbury, The Palm Beach Post, Fla. Nov. 27--LABELLE, Fla. -- If George Anderson's vision comes to fruition, Florida will one day become the nation's macadamia capital, with the tasty, creamy nut surpassing citrus as its signature crop. Florida's fruit growers, worn out and worried by the diseases of citrus canker and greening, are clamoring for the macadamia trees faster than Anderson can produce them. He sold out the first 8,000 baby trees before they were even big...


Latest Eudicots Reference Libraries

Adenanthos sericeus
2014-10-15 11:12:56

Adenanthos sericeus is a shrub species, the plant may also be referred to as the Woolly bush. A. sericeus is a member of the Proteaceae family. This species can be found naturally on the south coast of Western Australia. Adenanthos sericeus is an erect, low growing shrub; however, the plant has been known to act as a small tree growing up to 16 feet tall. Its leaves typically grow to 1.6 inches long and are lobed in 3 sections of narrow laciniae. Mature branches shed a layer of short...

Adenanthos macropodianus
2014-10-14 11:59:16

Adenanthos macropodianus is a shrub species. The plant may also be referred to as the Gland Flower or the Kangaroo Island gland flower. A. macropodianus belongs to the Proteaceae family. This species can be found only on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Adenanthos macropodianus was listed as a variety of A. sericeus for over 100 years until finally in 1970 the plant was given its own species classification. Adenanthos macropodianus grows upright reaching approximately 3 feet in height....

Adenanthos detmoldii
2014-10-14 11:54:32

Adenanthos detmoldii is a shrub species. The species may also be referred to as the Scott River jugflower or the Yellow jugflower. This plant belongs to the Proteaceae family. The shrub can be found in Western Australia. Adenanthos detmoldii is an upright growing shrub. It reaches heights of 13 feet tall. The shrub produces leaves that measure 80 millimeters in length and 5 millimeters wide. The leaves are long, narrow and its branches are covered in a fine hair like substance. Between...

Adenanthos cuneatus
2014-10-14 11:50:36

Adenanthos cuneatus is a shrub species. The species is also known as the Coastal jugflower, Flame bush, Bridle bush and Sweat bush. The plant belongs to the Proteaceae family and can be found on the south coast of Western Australia. The species grows most abundant between King George Sound and Israelite Bay. Its heathland environment offers siliceous sandplain soil with good drainage and this provides a suitable habitat for the shrub to flourish. A. cuneatus is an upright standing shrub....

Xylomelum pyriforme
2014-10-14 11:43:24

Xylomelum pyriforme is most commonly known as the woody pear. It is a species of tree in the Proteaceae family. The species name is derived from Latin. "Pyrus" means pear and "formus" means shape. X. pyriforme is classified as a large shrub or a small tree. It usually grows 13 to 16 feet high, although trees of up to 50 feet high have been documented in the Howes Valley northwest of Sydney. The large juvenile leaves have toothy margins with 6 to 11 teeth running along each edge. The adult...

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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.