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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...

2010-06-24 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ChromaDex Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CDXC), a world leader in phytochemical reference standards and contract testing services, announced that Frank Jaksch, president and co-founder, will be presenting on stevia testing and quality control at the European Stevia Association (EUSTAS) Fourth International Stevia Symposium on Tuesday, June 29 at 2 p.m. CET at the College Maria-Theresia in Leuven, Belgium. By the end of 2011, it's...

2010-06-15 08:00:00

HARBIN, China, June 15 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Renhuang Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Pink Sheets: RHGP) ("Renhuang" or the "Company"), a developer, manufacturer and distributor of botanical products, bio-pharmaceuticals and traditional Chinese medicines ("TCM"), today announced that the Company has been selected by China's State Food & Drug Administration (SFDA) to establish a set of standards that will guide the production of Siberian Ginseng (Acanthopanax) Tablets -based products in...

2010-05-25 09:52:00

CHICAGO, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Stevia, the naturally zero-calorie sweetener, is gaining in popularity with consumers and food manufacturers alike. To help provide reliable, consistent information on stevia, PureCircle (LSE: PURE) today announced that it has created the Global Stevia Institute (www.globalsteviainstitute.com), which will launch in June 2010. The Institute will promote accurate, credible and consistent information and resources about stevia to health professionals,...

2010-04-26 07:00:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- PureCircle, the world's leading producer and marketer of stevia-based, all-natural, zero-calorie sweeteners, and Michigan State University (MSU), one of the world's premier horticultural research institutions, have signed an agreement for research and breeding of the stevia plant. The agreement brings MSU's highly technical staff and resources of the Department of Horticulture to bear on stevia rebaudiana. The plant, native to Paraguay, has been...

2010-04-12 07:00:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PureCircle (The International Stock Exchange, London: PURE), the world's leading producer of naturally zero-calorie sweeteners , including stevia-derived Reb A, today announced that it will formally launch its effort to help reduce obesity in the United States by joining the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF). A first-of-its-kind endeavor, the HWCF involves the collaboration of more than 40 members of the food and beverage...

2010-04-08 08:00:00

HARBIN, China, April 8 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Renhuang Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Pink Sheets: RHGP) ("Renhuang" or "the Company"), a developer, manufacturer and distributor of botanical products, bio-pharmaceuticals and traditional Chinese medicines ("TCM"), today announced that the Company recently signed a research cooperation agreement with the College of Pharmacy, Harbin University of Commerce to jointly pursue extraction of effective parts from Siberian Ginseng (Acanthopanax)...

2010-03-15 09:07:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- PureCircle, the global leader in the production of high-purity stevia products, today announced that it's stevia-derived Reb A has so far helped customers eliminate a half-trillion calories from diets in the USA. The figure, based on product sales through the end of 2009, is indicative of stevia's potential to help policymakers, manufacturers and consumers address the nation's obesity epidemic. "In a matter of weeks, Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move'...


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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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Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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