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2013-09-24 23:29:11

Organizations Collaborate on Three-Year Research Effort to Address Deadly Disease Threatening Florida’s $9 Billion Citrus Industry Amelia Island, FL (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 The Florida citrus market has suffered a loss of more than $4.5 billion in crops and is down an estimated 8,300 jobs due to citrus greening disease (1). In an effort to find a solution for the serious disease, Bayer CropScience announced a collaboration with the Florida Specialty Crop Foundation to create a...

Orange Juice May Help With Cancer Prevention, But Not Too Much Or Too Sweet
2013-09-14 04:49:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Orange juice contains vitamin C and several other key nutrients, and has also been linked to a reduced risk of obesity in adults, but recently-published research suggests that it could also help prevent cancer. In a review article that was published online last month in Nutrition and Cancer: An International Journal, a team of Brazilian experts presented evidence linking the popular fruit drink with cancer chemoprevention. They...

Edible Coatings for fruits and vegetables
2013-09-11 09:25:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Advances in food technology responsible for bringing ready-to-eat fresh-cup apple slices into school cafeterias, grocery stores and fast-food restaurants could soon expand to include other types of fruits and vegetables. Speaking at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Dr. Attila E. Pavlath of the USDA’s Western Regional Research Center in California discussed how edible coatings...

People Consume Fruits, Vegetables More Often When They Have Easy Access To Them
2013-09-04 07:56:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Access to adequate fruits and vegetables is problematic in low-income communities because of limited access to supermarkets and farmers' markets. Community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs may be a feasible approach for providing fresh fruits and vegetables to under-resourced communities, according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. CSAs link consumers to a local farm’s produce over a growing season....

Lower Diabetes Risk With Whole Fruits Rather Than Fruit Juice
2013-08-30 09:29:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Those looking to squeeze every ounce of health benefits from fruit may want to skip the juice, according to a study led by the Harvard School of Public Health. Those who ate whole fruit saw their risk of Type 2 diabetes decrease, while those who drank their fruits instead saw their risk of the disease rise. Fruits like bananas, grapes, pears and prunes were all specifically mentioned in this study, but whole blueberries reduced a...

2013-08-22 12:49:40

Native savanna-grown fruits rich in bioactive compounds, antioxidants Native Brazilian fruits grown in arid climates and poor soil have similar antioxidant activity to conventionally grown Red Delicious apples, according to research published August 21 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Sandra Fernandes Arruda from the University of Brazil and colleagues from other institutions. Twelve fruit species grown on the Cerrado, a savanna with acidic soils, were compared to conventional Red...

2013-08-21 23:30:06

Much better suited for therapy, or for sitting for long periods of time, this latex-free and peel- and tear-resistant material features built-in antimicrobial protection. Unlike a traditional plastic skin, this smooth, outer skin is soft to the touch, while the inner portion is molded and squeezable foam. Elberton, GA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has recently joined into a distribution partnership with...

2013-08-20 23:04:15

Cool Frootz patented technology and Froozer product line produce delicious proprietary frozen products made entirely of pure IQF fruit and/or vegetables and other edible flora that has the mouth feel and texture of soft serve ice cream, creating a perfect nutritional delivery system for young and old. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 Boca Raton based Cool Frootz™, LLC with its patented TMU technology and Froozer™ brand line of products is ready to enter the market with healthy...

2013-08-13 23:04:32

Brothers International Food Corporation, a leading provider of freeze-dried fruit snacks, launches a new line of freeze-dried fruits and vegetables designed for easy food storage and convenience. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Brothers-All-Natural Fruit Crisps have been a popular healthy snack among children and adults for several years. They are available in eleven fruit varieties with the choice of various Disney packaging for the little ones. Each snack-sized pouch is packaged...

2013-08-06 08:29:25

Juiciest ripest sweetest peaches directly from the orchards are now available SEATTLE, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 17th year, Metropolitan Market, Seattle's premier independent grocery store, is bringing measurably sweeter peaches directly from two orchards in Washington and California. Just like the peaches of yesteryear, the juice runs down the chin and off the elbow when eating Peach-O-Rama peaches out of hand. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130806/SF59000)...


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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