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2008-08-18 12:00:25

By KAREN SHADE See Reflejos Flamencos. When you teach the beauty, flair and melancholy drama of Spanish flamenco dance, steak and potatoes are the last thing you want to see on the menu. For Lexi Beard Allen of Reflejos Flamencos, the spice and aroma of ethnic cuisine can turn a regular night out into an otherworldly experience. "I love the exotic flavors that ethnic cuisine offers," she says, "and I also love the idea that I am literally getting a taste of another culture." Whether...

2008-07-21 15:00:46

Cargill has developed a new flavor technology that delivers a consistent, fresh taste experience to consumers, and is safer for manufacturers than liquid alternatives. Freshzone(TM) technology is currently formulated for powdered applications, making flavors taste fresher and more natural, and ensuring the shelf life of the flavor components in products such as powdered drinks and gelatins. This flavor technology gives food and beverage manufacturers convenient, nonflammable dried...

2008-07-17 03:00:08

The Harvard School of Public Health alleges the tobacco industry manipulated the menthol content of cigarettes to hook young smokers. Researchers said a study of internal industry documents and independent lab tests showed cigarette makers adjusted levels of menthol to create a milder experience for the first-time smoker. The study is published online in advance of the American Journal of Public Health's September 2008 issue. For decades, the tobacco industry has carefully manipulated...

2008-05-16 06:00:00

By Lawrie, Kirsten J Meredith, Paul; McGeary, Ross P ABSTRACT The isolation, structure determination and chemical characterization of eumelanins has been plagued by their very low solubility in organic solvents. To gain insights into the structure and reactivity of these unusual and important biologic macromolecules and to pave the way for their use in electronics, we have prepared soluble melanins via the synthesis of monomeric precursors containing lipophilic substituents. Two such...

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2008-03-13 10:50:00

A new study shows that exposure to a chemical called diacetyl, a component of artificial butter flavoring, can be harmful to the nose and airways of mice. Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, conducted the study because diacetyl has been implicated in causing obliterative bronchiolitis (OB) in humans. OB is a debilitating but rare lung disease, which has been detected recently in workers who inhale...

2007-09-19 09:01:50

By Brophy, Joseph J Goldsack, Robert J; Fookes, Christopher J R Abstract The volatiles obtained from the phyllodes of Acacia howittii have been analyzed by GC and GC/MS and found to contain 1- hexen-3-one (8-21%) and 1-octen-3-one (36-46%) as principal components. The major terpenes present in the oil were alpha-pinene (0.6-7%) and beta-caryophyllene (2-5%). The yield of volatiles was less than 0.1%. Key Word Index Acacia howittii, Mimosaceae, phyllode volatiles, essential oil...

2007-09-19 09:01:49

By Adebayo, Muritala A Karioti, Anastasia; Skaltsa, Helen; Ogunwande, Isiaka A Key Word Index Securidaca longepedunculata, Polygalaceae, essential oil composition, methyl salicylate. Introduction Nigeria is blessed with a diversity of flora, most of which has remained unexploited for their chemical constituents and biological potentials. Securidaca longepedunculata Fers. (Polygalaceae) is commonly used as a medicine in many parts of Africa. In Nigeria, the plant is commonly employed for...

2007-09-19 09:01:49

By Jirovetz, Leopold Buchbauer, Gerhard; Eller, Gernot; Ngassoum, Martin Benoit; Maponmetsem, Pierre M Abstract The essential oils of fresh flowers (2 samples), leaves and stems of Cymbopogon giganteus (Hochst.) Chiovenda from Cameroon were investigated by GC and GC/MS. More than 55 components have been identified in the samples 1 (flowers 1), 2 (leaves), 3 (stems) and 4 (flowers 2) with main compounds possessing the p-menthathene skeleton as follows: cis-p-mentha-1(7),8-then-2-ol (1:...

2007-06-07 06:00:30

By Myrianthopoulos, Vassilios; Fokialakis, Nikolas; Melliou, Eleni; Mitaku, Sofia Abstract The essential oil of the inflorescence of Cionura erecta (L.) Griseb. was analyzed by GC and GC/MS. Seventy-two components were identified. The major components of the oil were safranal (16.8%), (Z)-3-hexenyl benzoate (6.1%), heneicosane (5.7%) linalool (4.8%), linalool (4.8%) and tricosane (4.4%). Key Word Index Cionura erecta, Asclepiadaceae, essential oil composition, safranal. Introduction...

2007-06-07 06:00:30

By Jirovetz, Leopold; Buchbauer, Gerhard; Schmidt, Erich; Stoyanova, Albena S; Et al Abstract Commercially available geraniol and nerol, as well as some derivatives, were analyzed for their purity using GC and GC/MS. The olfactoric quality of the samples was evaluated by professional perfumers. Antimicrobial testings using an agar dilution and an agar diffusion method were done to obtain information about their activities against some Gram-(+) and Gram-(-) bacteria, as well as the yeast...


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2009-04-28 16:00:11

Bursera graveolens or Palo Santo is a tree indigenous to South America in Argetina, Paraguay, Boliva and coastal areas of Ecuador. Palo Santo means "holy wood" in English and belongs in the same family as frankincense and myrrh. Although it has been used in homeopathic medicine for years, most recently it is the extraction of essential oils that has put this plant in the spotlight. Limonene, a-Terpineol, Menthofuran and Carvone are a few of the oils derived from this plant. Native...

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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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