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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...


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Dutchman's Breeches, Dicentra cucullaria
2014-01-12 08:29:13

Dicentra is a genus of 8 species of perennial herbaceous plants in the Fumariaceae family. The plant may also be referred to as the Bleeding heart. Dicentra plants have bisymmetric, heart-shaped flowers. The two outer petals are spurred at the base and curve backwards at the tip. The two inner petals are straight and connect at the tip. They contain four petals and two tiny sepals. The leaves of Dicentra are contained in a basal rosette. The flowers are grown on leafless stalks. In other...

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2009-04-28 16:11:28

The Japanese Box (Buxus microphylla) is indigenous to Japan and Taiwan. An evergreen shrub, it only grows 6 -10 feet in height with short bright green oval shaped leaves less than an inch in length. It is grown as an ornamental plant both in its native area and in other temperate regions. Variant cultivars of this species are often used in bonsai. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2009-04-28 14:57:48

Gastrolobium minus or Broad-leaved Brachysema, a member of the Fabaceae family is an indigenous shrub of Southwest Australia. While many members of the Gastrolobium genus are poisonous, the toxicity of this plant is unknown. It grows to just over 3 feet wide featuring oblong leaves that are deep green on top and a smooth bottom and rust colored flowers. The plant grows best in well drained soil and a slight shade and is often used as a ground cover or in container gardens. Photo...

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2009-04-28 14:53:34

Gastrolobium praemorsum, a member of the Fabaceae family, is indigenous of Southwest Australia. It features crimson pea-flowers and is found most commonly between Geographe Bay and Albany in Australia. While many members of the Gastrolobium family are poisonous, the toxicity of this plant is unknown. Originally assigned to the Brachysema genus, in 2002 it was reassigned to the Gastrolobium family. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2009-04-23 10:35:57

The Lemon Myrtle, Backhousia citriodora, also known as Lemon Scented Ironwood, Sweet Verbena Tree, Sweet Verbena Myrtle, or Lemon Scented Verbena, is a flowering plant native to subtropical rainforests of Queensland, Australia. This plant is classified in the family Myrtaceae and genus Backhousia. It can achieve heights as high as 5 yards, but many times it is smaller. The leaves are a glossy evergreen with smooth edges, opposite, lance-shaped, 2-5 inches in length and less than an inch...

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  • A spider.
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