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2012-03-01 12:09:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of servings of fruits and vegetables people eat may have more to do with the food shopping experience than with produce costs, according to a study by researchers at RTI International and George Washington University. The study, published in the February issue of Public Health Nutrition, examined the connection between three characteristics of the food shopping environment--quality, selection and...

2012-02-29 15:56:00

SELAH, Wash., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- There is no arguing that now is a good time to get kids to make heart healthy choices. Nearly one in three American kids and teens are either overweight or obese; nearly triple the rate in 1963. So serve up a wholesome snack that kids really do love to eat-- Grapple brand apples. Any parent will tell you, if you give kids a healthy choice that tastes good they'll eat it and if its unique or something new - all the better. Imagine the sweet...

2012-02-15 13:35:00

New Flavor Combines Subtle Sweetness with a Crispy Crunch Valhalla, N.Y. (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 Balance Bar Company, one of America´s top five leading nutrition/energy bar makers, has launched Balance Bar BARE Blueberry Acai. The new flavor joins two other popular BARE bars: Sweet & Salty Chocolate Almond and Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter. BARE Blueberry Acai is made with a crisp high-protein core, simple sweeteners, dried wild blueberries, sunflower seeds and acai juice...

Image 1 - Chromosome Analyses Of Prickly Pear Cacti Reveal Southern Glacial Refugia
2012-02-15 04:21:46

Analysis of chromosome number variation among species of a North American group of prickly pear cacti (nopales) showed that the most widespread species encountered are of hybrid origin. Those widespread species likely originated from hybridization among closely related parental species from western and southeastern North America. This study was published in the open access journal Comparative Cytogenetics. The prickly pear cacti (of the genus Opuntia) are endemic to the Americas. The genus...

2012-02-14 09:53:00

Survey Brings Good News to Fruit Growers HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's effort to eradicate the Plum Pox Virus from fruit-bearing trees continues to be a success, Agriculture Secretary George Greig announced today. A rigorous survey conducted last summer tested 61,056 leaf samples in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and York counties. State and federal agriculture department crews began collecting orchard samples last May and finished at the...

2012-02-02 08:47:00

BALA CYNWYD, Pa., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Skinny Nutritional Corp. (OTC BB: SKNY.OB) the maker of Skinny Water® and a leader in the zero-calorie enhanced water category, is pleased to announce that it has completed a transaction with Ironridge Global IV, Ltd. for the settlement of approximately $1,255,000 of outstanding debt in consideration of an initial amount of 65,100,000 shares of common stock of the Company. In connection with this transaction, Ironridge Global IV,...

Compound In Cooked Tomatoes Slows Cancer Growth
2012-02-01 06:30:04

New research reveals the effect of lycopene on the pathway that allows cancer to spread and grow throughout the body. Lycopene is the nutrient that gives red fruits their color, but it is in highest concentrations in tomatoes. The nutrient becomes more available to the body after being cooked with oil. Lycopene intercepts cancer´s ability to make the connections it needs to attach to a healthy blood supply, reports the Telegraph. Currently the results were only observed in a...

2012-01-25 12:58:49

The widely used farm practice of grafting watermelon and other melon plants onto squash or pumpkin rootstocks results in larger amounts of certain pesticides in the melon fruit, scientists are reporting in a new study. Although only low amounts of pesticides appeared in the fruit in the study, the scientists advise that commercial farmers use "caution" when grafting watermelon plants to squash in a report that appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Mehmet Isleyen and...

2012-01-17 08:00:00

Up to 700 fruitarians from all over the World will gather together for fitness, fruit, and fun, and also most importantly to help spread the message of dietary health. The 2nd annual Woodstock Fruit Festival will take place in the Southern Adirondack Mountains in New York State. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 Up to 700 fruitarians from all over the World will gather together for fitness, fruit, and fun, and also most importantly to help spread the message of dietary health. The 2nd...

2012-01-11 14:00:00

Enhanced Search, Focused Navigation, Interactive Features Hallmarks of New Site Willoughby, Ohio (PRWEB) January 11, 2012 New interactive features, more focused navigation built around crop category, and superior search capability are just a few of the highlights of the all-new, completely redesigned GrowingProduce.com, which launches this week. Users will now be able to easily drill down to what´s important to them via topic-focused subsections, multiple windows to related content and...


Latest Fruit Reference Libraries

Hardy kiwi, Actinidia arguta
2014-01-04 14:34:30

Actinidia arguta is a very hardy, perennial vine species. The plant produces a small fruit that gives the species its common names: Hardy kiwifruit, Kiwi berry, Arctic kiwi, Baby kiwi, Desert kiwi, Grape kiwi, Northern kiwi and Cocktail kiwi. A. arguta is a member of the Actinidiaceae family. The plant can be found growing in Japan, Korea, Northern China and Russian Siberia. A. arguta fruits are edible and don’t require peeling. Its fruit is typically the size of a berry or grape and it...

Davidsonia, Journal
2012-04-25 14:26:44

Davidsonia is a scientific journal published by the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden. It specializes in the botanical natural history of the pacific northwest and horticultural and plant conservation issues. The print edition of Davidsonia existed from 1970 to 1981. It was revived in 2002 as an online journal. The journal provides full open-access to content on its website www.davidsonia.org . The journal is named after British Columbia botanical pioneer John Davidson. It...

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2005-06-23 11:53:34

The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant in the family Asteraceae. The stem of the flower can grow up to 3 meters tall and the large flower head can reach up to 30cm in diameter. The sunflower is notable for turning to face the Sun, a behavior known as heliotropism. History Sunflowers are native to the Americas, and were domesticated around 1000 B.C. Francisco Pizarro found the Inca subjects venerating the sunflower as an image of their sun god, and gold images of the...

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