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2012-05-11 23:01:56

Homemade skin peel recipes report is released by Free face cream Ltd. The news of the report has been picked up by a number of sites in the health and fitness niche online. Houston, TX. (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 Homemade skin peels make up all the content of a new report that has just been released by Free face cream Ltd. The new report can be accessed right now on the Company´s website. Sam Courtney, one of the Directors at Free face cream Ltd. said that “this is one of the best...

2012-05-08 23:01:39

The Fruit Science Magazine Pomology.org has newly included 118 resources to the tree crop Avocado which native to Central Mexico. Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits and within this scientific discipline, Pomology.org provides a wide range of resources related to temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits. Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) May 07, 2012 As part of its Fruit Crops category, the Fruit Magazine has upgraded its content with information on the...

New Sensor Detects When Fruits And Vegetables Are Spoiling
2012-05-01 04:43:15

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com A new sensor may one day be able to help U.S. supermarkets prevent the loss of produce due to spoilage. According to the Department of Agriculture (USDA), supermarkets in America lose about 10 percent of their fruits and vegetables every year to spoilage. MIT chemistry professor Timothy Swager and his students have built a new sensor that could help grocery stores get more efficient at combating the loss. Plants discharge ethylene, a gas that helps...

2012-04-27 23:03:48

Visitors to Thailand can experience a gourmet holiday with a difference in the beautiful and unspoilt provinces along the country´s southeast coast, where the award winning eco resort Faasai Resort and Spa is celebrating the harvest season. On May 4, 2012 Chanthaburi will kick-off its annual tropical fruit festival featuring the bounty of the land such as tropical fruit, local food delicacies, herbs and flowers. Chanthaburi (PRWEB) April 27, 2012 The festival lasts about ten days and;...

Birds Cultivate Decorative Plants To Attract Mates
2012-04-23 10:35:51

An international team of scientists has uncovered the first evidence of a non-human species cultivating plants for use other than as food. Instead, bowerbirds propagate fruits used as decorations in their sexual displays. The researchers discovered male bowerbirds had unusually high numbers of fruit-bearing plants growing around their bowers, and used these fruits in order to attract females. Published today (24 April), in Current Biology the research was carried out by the Universities of...

2012-04-17 23:01:39

TheDailyRadish offers vegetarians the latest news and tips. In their latest blog post, Jenny Sangler announces a number of fruits that are believed to make people smarter. Del Mar, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 TheDailyRadish.com is one of the world´s most visited Vegetarian blogs. Offering daily tips and news to those enjoying a diet without meat, information can be read directly from their blog, or via a daily digest email. Today, Jenny Sangler at TheDailyRadish.com published their...

2012-03-17 23:02:20

“Apple cider vinegar for weight loss” webinar is a go at Health hound Ltd. There has been a strong uptake in places for the webinar so far according to the company´s management team. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 16, 2012 Apple cider vinegar diet options along with different cider vinegar recipes will be making up just some of the content of the new “Apple cider vinegar for weight loss” webinar that the team at Health hound Ltd. have decided to press ahead with. The...


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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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