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The Founder of SweetLeaf® Inspires a Unique Award Recognizing a Lifetime of Dedication Gilbert, Arizona (Vocus/PRWEB) March 11, 2011 The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) awarded James May, founder of Wisdom Natural Brands,® maker of SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener, the 2011 AHPA Visionary Award.
A research team from the University of Valencia has discovered that up to 20% of spices and 26% of herbs sold in Spain are contaminated by various bacteria, reducing their quality.
Those who enjoy the caffeinated lift that comes from drinking traditional coffees and teas may tend to overlook the benefits of drinking herbal infusions.
Just when everyone thought that almost every plant species on the Iberian Peninsula had been discovered, Spanish researchers have discovered Taraxacum decastroi and Taraxacum lacianense, two dandelions from the Pyrenees and the Cordillera CantÃ¡brica mountain range, respectively.
Catnip, the plant that attracts domestic cats like an irresistible force, has proven 99 percent effective in repelling the blood-sucking flies that attack horses and cows, causing $2 billion in annual loses to the cattle industry.
DENVER, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BAZI International, Inc.
Executive Vice President Angus Flood to speak at Sustainability Summit in San Francisco San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011 â€œ2010-2011 ISANH Global Stevia Award winner SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener is a dedicated contributor to the sustainable future of sweetening ingredients,â€ Executive Vice President Angus Flood will explain as part of the Sustainability Summit in San Francisco for business leaders in the Food and Beverage industry.
WAYZATA, Minn., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- R.W. Knudsen FamilyÂ® and the Truvia(TM) brand announce the introduction of R.W.
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New Herb Plants Offer Creativity To Consumers Richmond, VA (PRWEB) January 13, 2011 Potted herbs have long been a staple of homes, businesses, and kitchens everywhere, and as spring approaches, many look forward to new herb selections as a way to help reinvigorate their own ideas.
Peumus boldus is a tree in the Monimiaceae family. It is the only species in the genus Peumus. It is commonly referred to as Boldo. P. boldus has green leaves with a strong woody and slightly bitter flavor. They are used in Latin America for culinary purposes. Although not widely known, the species’ small green fruits are nutritious and apparently have a pleasant flavor. Its flavor comes primarily from the chemical ascaridole. In some areas, P. boldus is mixed with yerba mate or other...
Laurus novocanariensis is a large shrub or tree that belongs to the Lauraceae family. The genus includes 3 species each containing several overlapping characteristics. L. novocanariensis can grow up to 66 feet high. It has aromatic, dark green glossy and leathery leaves, which have small glands in the armpit of the spine. The shrub or tree has lateral veins. It bears small white flowers that are about .4 inches in diameter. The flowers are born in pairs beside a leaf. The fruit it...
The annual herb, Borage, better known as Starflower, originated in Syria, but has been naturalized throughout the Mediterranean region, in addition to Asia Minor, Europe, North Africa and South America. The plant grows to heights of about 2 to 3 feet with bristly stems and leaves. The leaves themselves are alternately arranged and simple, and measure between 2 and 6 inches long. Five narrow, triangular-pointed petals make up the individual flowers. However, many of these flowers bloom...
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