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2014-01-13 08:24:12

MORE THAN 230 TIMES THE WEIGHT OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As sports fans around the country gather to watch the first cold weather Big Game played outdoors at MetLife Stadium, they will more than likely enjoy a Big Game food spread that includes avocados. This year, Americans are predicted to consume nearly 32 percent more avocados than they did last year, which equates to nearly 104 million pounds or approximately 208 million avocados consumed...

Obesity And Metabolic Syndrome Risk Lower With Tree Nut Consumption
2014-01-10 04:11:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Consuming tree nuts such as almonds, cashews and walnuts can help reduce a person’s risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS), according to new research appearing in Wednesday’s edition of the journal PLoS ONE. Lead researcher Dr. Karen Jaceldo-Siegl, an assistant professor in the Loma Linda University School of Public Health, and her colleagues recruited 803 Seventh-day Adventist adults. The researchers analyzed the study...

Iconic Australasian Tree Fossils Found In South America
2014-01-09 15:06:30

Penn State Today in Australia they call it Kauri, in Asia they call it Dammar, and in South America it does not exist at all unless planted there; but 52 million years ago the giant coniferous evergreen tree known to botanists as Agathis thrived in the Patagonian region of Argentina, according to an international team of paleobotanists, who have found numerous fossilized remains there. "These spectacular fossils reveal that Agathis is old and had a huge range that no one knew about --...

2014-01-08 08:28:27

Loma Linda University Study Explores the Relationship between Avocado Consumption, Satiety and Blood Sugar IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New research published in the November issue of Nutrition Journal reports adding one-half of a fresh avocado to a lunch may have helped healthy, overweight people feel more satisfied and reduced their desire to eat following a meal. The study was funded by the Hass Avocado Board. The pilot study, "A Randomized 3x3 Crossover Study to...

2014-01-07 23:02:36

For the second time, Nerium International is featured in Beautiful You Magazine. Addison, TX (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 For the second time, Nerium International™ has been featured in Beautiful You magazine, confirming its breakthrough results. In 2011, Nerium International launched NeriumAD® Age-Defying Treatment, and more recently, NeriumAD Age-Defying Day Cream, both of which have had tremendous success. Beautiful You provides beauty, fitness, health, personal development advice,...

2014-01-06 08:22:30

Wonderful Pistachios Returns to the Super Bowl with Two New Spots, New Campaign Theme LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wonderful Pistachios announced today that Stephen Colbert, Emmy-award winning host and executive producer of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," will star in two Super Bowl spots for the nation's leading pistachio grower. This will be Wonderful Pistachios' second consecutive Super Bowl appearance and will kick-off a new, full-year agreement with Mr....

2013-12-22 23:00:21

Today, iFitDress.com has excitedly announced its new selection of eggplant prom dresses. (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Today, iFitDress.com, a renowned wedding dress manufacturer and retailer from China, has excitedly announced its new selection of eggplant prom dresses. Moreover, the company has launched a promotion of the fresh gowns. Now, all of them are offered at deeply discounted prices, up to 70% off. The CEO of the company says, “We are happy to release the new designs of eggplant...

2013-12-18 23:29:09

Grand Vision Gaming, LLC recently released a new game, Coconut Keno. The game is currently available online for download from the iTunes App Store. Billings, Montana (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Grand Vision Gaming, LLC has released a new game, Coconut Keno, to its range of online games. This keno video game is currently available for download from the iTunes App Store. Coconut Keno is an extremely fun, lighthearted, and traditional keno game with a total of 9 symbols that are distributed on...

2013-12-18 11:57:23

The sweet-gum family Altingiaceae is a small group of wind-pollinated trees that produce hard, woody fruits that contain numerous seeds. This widespread tree family has been puzzling botanists for a while, due to its complicated taxonomic structure, and the morphological similarities between the different genera which makes their separation and description a challenge. Best known for their biogeographic intercontinental disjunction between E Asia and E North America, recent molecular analysis...


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Western White Pine, Pinus monticola
2014-07-15 13:59:55

Western white pine (Pinus monticola) grows in the mountains of the western United States and Canada growing in the Rocky Mountains, The Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Range, as well as growing along the Coast. The pine is also known as silver pine or Idaho pine as it is that states tree. The Western White pine grows at different elevations depending on its region. In Canada it is found growing from sea level up to 3,940 feet and in Washington state it grows up to 6,070 feet above sea level. In...

Smooth-bark Mexican Pine, Pinus pseudostrobus
2014-07-15 13:42:04

Smooth-bark Mexican pine (Pinus pseudostrobus) grows near Northern El Salvador, the highlands in Guatemala, and West Honduras and central Mexico. This tree has also been introduced to New Zealand. Fifteen mature Mexican pines can be found in the Palo Verde County Park located in Imperial County, CA. This tree grows from heights of 65.6 feet to 131.2 feet and occasionally may reach 147.6 feet. It can be found growing from 4265 feet in elevation to 10,660 feet; although, this tree has done...

Montezuma Pine, Pinus montezumae
2014-07-15 13:27:17

Montezuma pine (Pinus montezumae) is native to Mexico and Central America and grows in the mountain ranges. This tree is known as ocote by the locals of Mexico. This tree has been planted successfully at mid altitudes in South Africa and Queensland, Australia, and at high altitudes in Kenya, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Bolivia. Trees planted in New Zealand and New South Wales, Australia have done well at sea level. The Montezuma pine grows at 6,562-10,500 feet above sea level where...

Macedonian Pine, Pinus peuce
2014-07-15 13:08:24

Macedonian Pine (Pinus peuce) is native to Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, southwest Serbia, as well as the extreme north of Greece. This pine has been neutralized and grows in Eastern Finland. This pine grows best at altitudes between 3,281feet and 7,218 feet with a few growing as low as 1,969 feet and as high as 7,546 feet. This pine tolerates shade as well as extreme cold, and grows in rocky soils that are acidic and poor in nutrients. This tree grows to heights...

Limber Pine, Pinus flexilis
2014-07-15 12:33:20

Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis) grows in the sub-alpine mountainous regions of the Western United States, Mexico, and Canada, with a small cropping found in the Black Hills in South Dakota. One of the oldest trees to be documented is found in Eagle Cap Wilderness in Oregon and is reported to be 2000 years old. This pine is also known as the Southwestern White Pine and Rocky Mountain White Pine. The Limber pine is drought tolerant and grows at high elevations (5000-12,000 feet) marking the...

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