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2013-09-16 23:04:44

According to the Wild Blueberry Association of North America, researchers have discovered that combining blueberries with exercise offers two potential health benefits - the ability for the body to burn fat longer after exercise, and improved absorption of inflammation-reducing antioxidant compounds called polyphenols. Portland, Maine (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 Researchers in North Carolina have discovered that combining blueberries with exercise offers two potential health benefits - the...

2013-09-12 16:28:16

Achieves highest grade for food safety SAHUARITA, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Green Valley Pecan Company announced that for fifth year in a row, it has earned the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Certification. The BRC Certification is a global standard used to assess food manufacturers and is one of the world's most prestigious certifications for food safety practices. Green Valley Pecan was awarded the highest grade possible. (Logo:...

Ancient Ancestor Of Tulip Tree Line Identified
2013-09-12 12:42:34

Indiana University The modern-day tulip tree, state tree of Indiana as well as Kentucky and Tennessee, can trace its lineage back to the time of the dinosaurs, according to newly published research by an Indiana University paleobotanist and a Russian botanist. The tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipfera, has been considered part of the magnolia family. But David Dilcher of Indiana University Bloomington and Mikhail S. Romanov of the N.V. Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden in Moscow show that it...

2013-08-31 23:02:40

Natchitoches Pecans joins pecan growers from Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi at the annual pecan conference for discussions on new products and what’s to come in the pecan industry. Clouterville, Louisiana (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 Natchitoches Pecans, Inc. attended the Tri-State Pecan Convention & Trade Show in Vicksburg, Mississippi, an annual conference that brings together pecan buyers and growers from across Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Following last year's...

2013-08-13 23:25:03

Pterostilbene, a key ingredient in the soon-to-be-released Pure Prodigy, has been shown to be a powerful neuromodulator in aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 For years, the numerous health benefits of resveratrol have earned widespread attention, but recent data indicates that when it comes to fighting age-related cognitive decline and treating conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, there’s a supplement more powerful than even resveratrol....

2013-07-31 08:29:59

ATLANTA, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The new school year is right around the corner and for parents looking for nutritious snacks for their kids, pecans make a great on-the-go alternative for an after-school snack. After-school snacks need to be quick, easy, and nutritious. But when extra-curricular activities pile up, parents struggle to find healthy snacks that are mobile and remain fresh throughout the day. Pecans offer a great solution, and can even be combined with other...

2013-07-30 23:20:39

Evergreen Brick Works celebrates wild blueberry month with activities for all ages throughout August. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 With the sunny days of late summer come the season of a truly Canadian staple—the wild blueberry. To celebrate, Evergreen Brick Works is hosting a Wild Blueberry Month throughout August, rounding off with the 4th annual Wild Blueberry Festival on August 25. Sponsored by GE Café, the wild blueberry festivities throughout the month will have...

2013-07-20 23:00:05

Eating blueberries and strawberries three times a week or more is linked to lower risk for heart disease. Boston MA (PRWEB) July 21, 2013 A spoonful of sugar isn't needed to help this medicine go down: eating more blueberries and strawberries may be a tasty way to protect the heart, reports the July 2013 Harvard Heart Letter. The berry connection was uncovered in a new study led by Dr. Eric Rimm, associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. He...

Benefits Of Blueberries Remain After Freezing Cooking
2013-07-03 08:34:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Thanks to widely reported health benefits of blueberries - including the potential to decrease cardiovascular risk factors, enhance insulin sensitivity, improve cognition and more - the little deep blue berries have never been more popular. A recent study led by the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital questioned what happens to the health benefits of blueberries after...

2013-06-28 23:17:49

An article in the June issue of the journal Rangelands details a conservation partnership across 11 western states that is bringing a more unified approach to reducing threats to the sagebrush ecosystem and the wildlife that inhabits it. It is a proactive tactic to reduce the fuel that can feed wildfires and also lay a course for recovery of desired plant and wildlife in the wake of a fire. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 A conservation partnership across 11 western states is bringing...


Latest Flora of the United States Reference Libraries

Spruce Pine, Pinus glabra
2014-04-17 13:33:21

Spruce pine (Pinus glabra) grows along the coastline of the southern United States, from South Carolina to Florida and west to Louisiana. The Spruce pine rarely grows in pure stands, most often it is found inter dispersed among mixed hardwoods. This pine grows best in damp acidic soil, swamp to river, as well as in shady areas. The pine grows best in the hot and humid weather found in the southern hemisphere as well as tolerating mild winters. This pine also goes by the names cedar pine,...

Slash pine, Pinus elliottii
2014-04-17 13:14:58

Slash pine (Pinus elliottii) is native to the southeastern United States, from South Carolina to Louisiana along with the Florida Keys and 45 percent, growing in Georgia. The name derives from the “slashes” for which they live. Slashes are swampy areas overgrown with trees and bushes. The Slash pine has adapted well outside of its natural range in areas such as Kentucky, Virginia and East Texas. This tree is also known as the yellow slash pine, southern pine, swamp pine, Cuban pine, or...

Shortleaf Pine, Pinus echinata
2014-04-14 11:10:26

Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata) is native to the southeastern United States. This tree is found in 22 states and has a range from 10 feet in elevation up to 3000 feet. The range includes southeastern New York and New Jersey west to Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, Kentucky, southwestern Illinois, and southern Missouri; south to eastern Oklahoma and eastern Texas; and east to northern Florida and northeast through the Atlantic Coast States to Delaware. This pine can grow in wetlands as well as in...

Sand Pine, Pinus clausa
2014-04-14 10:28:55

Sand Pine (Pinus clausa) is found along the Florida coasts line mainly the Florida Peninsula from Tampa to Naples on the Gulf Coast and from St. Augustine to Fort Lauderdale on the Atlantic Coast. Some trees can be found in higher elevations of the peninsula from Clay County to Lake Okeechobee. The sand pine grows best in sandy and otherwise unsuitable soil depleted of any nutrients. The sand pine is a short and shrubby tree, which grows to heights of 16-33 feet with some growing to 69...

Loblolly Pine
2014-04-14 09:54:04

Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) is native to the Southeastern United States including central Texas, Florida, Delaware, and southern New Jersey. The pine is also considered to be a southern yellow pine. The Loblolly pine is the largest of all pines and is also the second most common tree in the United States; the red maple is the most common. The Loblolly pine is a fast grower, growing from 98-115 feet and has a trunk diameter of 1.3-4.9 feet. The bark is gray in color and very scaly. The...

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