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2010-11-15 12:45:30

With chitlins about to make their annual appearance on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day menus, scientists have good news for millions of people who love that delicacy of down-home southern cooking, but hate the smell. They are reporting the first identification of an ingredient in cilantro that quashes the notoriously foul odor of chitlins "” a smell known to drive people from the house when chitlins are cooking. Their report appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food...

2010-10-28 07:30:00

FIVE POINTS, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW) today provided a status report related to its progress in developing stevia leaf production in California on a commercial scale in support of U.S. demand for stevia leaf, the source of an all-natural, non-caloric sweetener used by major food and beverage manufacturers worldwide. S&W also announced that it has retained renowned stevia pioneer Clinton C. Shock, PhD to direct the Company's stevia plant...

2010-10-12 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CDXC), a leader in phytochemical reference standards and related contract analysis and research services, today released a 2011 phytochemical product catalog designed to provide the dietary supplement industry with the analytical and research tools needed to meet the requirements of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Good Manufacturing Practice Regulations. ChromaDex has added over 1,000 new products...

2010-09-20 10:00:00

FELLSMERE, Fla., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Watercress, the super food, is now watercress the breast cancer preventive according to a study released yesterday in The British Journal of Nutrition conducted by the Cancer Research Centre at the School of Medicine, Southampton General Hospital in the United Kingdom. In experimental findings the consumption of a 3 ounce portion of watercress by healthy participants who had previously been treated for breast cancer reduced the presence of a key...

2010-09-01 12:22:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Calorie counters have likely noticed the growing number of food and beverage products containing stevia sweeteners now showing up on U.S. supermarket shelves. Touted for their ability to provide natural, no-calorie sources of sweetness, stevia sweeteners have quickly gained popularity among consumers trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But what exactly is stevia and what benefits does it provide to consumers? Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) is a South...

2010-08-02 15:05:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- PureCircle (LSE: PURE), the world's leading producer and marketer of high purity stevia products, today announces two milestones in its global quality leaf sourcing strategy. Proprietary High quality African and South American stevia leaf now being processed The Company has started successfully processing leaf sourced from both Kenya and Paraguay in its stevia extract facilities in China. PureCircle's Proprietary High quality leaf planted in Africa...

2010-07-29 06:45:00

FIVE POINTS, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW) today announced that it has entered into a five-year agreement with PureCircle, Limited, the world's leading producer and marketer of high purity stevia products. The agreement provides for PureCircle to purchase stevia leaf from S&W and its subsidiary, Stevia California, bringing the two companies a step closer towards their mutual goal of growing stevia in the continental United States on a...

2010-07-20 10:39:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- PureCircle (LSE: PURE), the world's leading producer of high purity stevia products, is pleased to announce that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a No Objection letter for the use of PureCircle's SG95 product as a Food and Beverage ingredient in the USA. This will enable PureCircle to offer a wider and more flexible array of stevia solutions to manufacturers in the US market. PureCircle's high purity SG95 product is a further...

2010-07-09 08:00:00

HARBIN, China, July 9 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Renhuang Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CBP) ("Renhuang" or the "Company"), a developer, manufacturer and distributor of botanical products, bio-pharmaceuticals and traditional Chinese medicines ("TCM"), today announced that on July 8, 2010, the Company signed an Acquisition Agreement (the "Agreement") with Yichun Red Star Forest Bureau of Heilongjiang Province ("the Forest Bureau") for indefinite exclusive access to 100,000 acres of...

2010-07-02 06:50:00

ERLANGER, Ky., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- WILD Flavors continues its commitment to health, wellness, and natural products by promoting the broader use of Stevia through WILD's entire line of Sunwin Stevia(TM) products -- all FDA GRAS affirmed (FDA Letters of No Objection #GRN000303 & #GRN000304). These include Sunwin Stevia - Reb-A 98, Sunwin Stevia - Reb-A 95, Sunwin Stevia - Reb-A 80/95% Steviol Glycosides, Sunwin Stevia - Reb-A 60/95% Steviol Glycosides. WILD has also developed a...


Latest Herbs Reference Libraries

Boldo, Peumus boldus
2014-02-15 08:05:25

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...

Laurel, Laurus novocanariensis
2014-02-14 14:59:58

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...

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2009-03-27 17:54:25

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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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin