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Potential Dark Side To Diets High In Beta-Carotene
2012-05-01 12:08:08

New research suggests that there could be health hazards associated with consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene . This antioxidant is a naturally occurring pigment that gives color to foods such as carrots, sweet potatoes and certain greens. It also converts to vitamin A, and foods and supplements are the only sources for this essential nutrient. But scientists at Ohio State University have found that certain molecules that derive from beta-carotene have an opposite effect in the...

Starbucks To Stop Using Bug-filled Food Coloring
2012-04-20 06:53:05

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com For those thirsty consumers looking for something cold and unique to enjoy as the weather gets warmer, you´ve only got another few weeks to get over to Starbucks to try their Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino, made with real bug extract. Ok, so it may not be that unique. As it turns out, Cochineal extract is a food grade additive approved by the USDA and is used in a sundry of products. Knowing the truth, however, doesn´t always make it any...

Starbucks Uses Bugs To Color Frappuccino
2012-03-28 06:45:34

A statement released by Starbucks to the Daily Mail yesterday revealed a shocking ingredient in their iconic Frappuccino beverages: ground-up bugs. Cochineal extract is a popular food additive created by crushing up bugs and is most often used to lend foods a red color. Starbucks admitted to using cochineal extract in their famous Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino. The extract is found in the strawberry puree used to create the beverage. Starbucks is claiming the extract helps bring...

2012-03-20 23:42:19

Curcumin, a compound found in the spice turmeric, is proving effective at preventing clumping of a protein involved in Parkinson´s disease, says a Michigan State University researcher. A team of researchers led by Basir Ahmad, an MSU postdoctoral researcher, demonstrated earlier this year that slow-wriggling alpha-synuclein proteins are the cause of clumping, or aggregation, which is the first step of diseases such as Parkinson´s. A new study led by Ahmad, which appears in the...

Coca-Cola Responds To Recipe Change Reports
2012-03-09 14:00:51

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com UPDATE: March 9, 2012 3:00 p.m Eastern. Reports that were originally received from various media outlets stating that Coca-Cola was changing its formula to avoid adding cancer warning labels to its beverages are false. In a statement posted on its website today, Coca-Cola said that it is in fact not changing its world-famous formula. “The caramel color in all of our products has been, is and always will be safe, and The Coca-Cola Company is...

2012-02-14 11:46:28

Curcumin, a substance extracted from turmeric, prolongs life and enhances activity of fruit flies with a nervous disorder similar to Alzheimers. The study conducted at Linköping University, indicates that it is the initial stages of fibril formation and fragments of the amyloid fibrils that are most toxic to neurons. Ina Caesar, as the lead author, has published the results of the study in the prestigious journal PLoS One. For several years curcumin has been studied as a...

2011-09-13 12:00:15

Study could have an impact in fighting head and neck cancers Curcumin, the main component in the spice turmeric, suppresses a cell signaling pathway that drives the growth of head and neck cancer, according to a pilot study using human saliva by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The inhibition of the cell signaling pathway also correlated with reduced expression of a number of pro-inflammatory cytokines, or signaling molecules, in the saliva that promote cancer...


Latest Food colorings Reference Libraries

Golden Rice
2013-10-02 14:11:48

Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced  through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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