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2010-02-25 07:58:52

Find out if the climate of the southern U.S. will support growing peppermint, which is used for essential oil, peppermint dry leaves, and the fresh herb market. Peppermint (Mentha x piperita L.) essential oil is a major aromatic agent used extensively in chewing gum, toothpaste, mouth washes, pharmaceuticals, and confectionary and aromatherapy products. Commercial production of peppermint essential oil is concentrated in the northwestern United States, where long days and cooler nights...

2010-02-22 06:00:00

SUGAR LAND, Texas and OAK BROOK, Ill., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Imperial Sugar Company and PureCircle Limited are pleased to announce the launch of Natural Sweet Ventures LLC ("Natural Sweet"), a joint venture created between Imperial, one of the largest marketers of refined sugar in North America, and PureCircle, the global leader in the production of high purity stevia products. The exclusive North American joint venture will combine the natural benefits of both sugar and stevia to develop...

2010-01-13 10:10:00

SEBASTOPOL, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Traditional Medicinals, the leader in medicinal teas(1), has introduced two new products, the perfect post-holiday aid for over indulgence. Heartburn Soother and Lemon EveryDay Detox expand upon Traditional Medicinals extensive range of digestive system products which include long-standing best-seller Smooth Move® Tea. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100113/NY36788) Heartburn is one of the most common...

2010-01-12 14:58:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Howard William Ledford of Hayesville, N.C., was sentenced today in federal court in the Western District of North Carolina to serve one year in prison for illegally selling and transporting wild American ginseng into Georgia, the Justice Department announced. Ledford pleaded guilty on Nov. 9, 2009, to two counts charging him with selling and transporting wild American ginseng in violation of the Lacey Act. Ledford admitted that in 2004 and...

2010-01-11 08:00:00

ASUNCION, Paraguay, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 7th, PureCircle South America SA (PCSA) and the Cooperativa Colonias Unidas signed a contract for the production and supply of stevia leaves. The event was held at the Cooperative headquarters in Obligado and attended by managers and executives from both companies. Both PCSA and the Cooperative are forging a strong commitment to develop the production of proprietary varieties of high-quality stevia, to meet the growing international...

2009-11-13 10:15:00

MIEMING, Austria, November 13 /PRNewswire/ -- "We have been organizing professional motorcycle tours for 30 years now. To celebrate our anniversary, we are organizing an unforgettable expedition around our earth for motorcycle enthusiasts." says the founder of Edelweiss, Werner Wachter, about the unique and spectacular project, which will start and finish at the Edelweiss headquarters in Mieming/Austria. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091113/366761 ) DISCOVER OUR...

2009-10-29 10:45:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- PureCircle (LSE: PURE), the world's leading producer of natural high-intensity sweeteners, including Reb A, is pleased to announce the launch of Revive Supplement Water(TM) in New Zealand by Frucor. It is the country's first low-calorie vitamin-enhanced beverage to feature a pure stevia all-natural sweetener. The Revive Supplement Water is sweetened naturally by PureCircle's high-purity Reb A. PureCircle VP Sales Asia Pacific, Chris Hession, said:...

2009-10-12 06:00:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., Oct 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the significant commercial and social development opportunities that stevia cultivation and extraction offer regional development, Paraguay Vende, the economic growth program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in conjunction with the government of Paraguay, have signed a cooperation and mutual investment agreement with global stevia firm, PureCircle, to promote the cultivation of stevia in the south...

2009-09-14 10:55:24

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of Muranaka-brand bunched parsley because of possible salmonella contamination. The FDA said Muranaka Farm Inc. of Moorpark, Calif., recalling 1,005 cases of 60-count bunched parsley because salmonella bacterial can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. The recalled parsley was distributed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. The product was shipped in a brown wax...

2009-09-09 14:54:54

Michigan State University scientists say they've found pesticide-free mulched maple and oak leaves can reduce the number of dandelions on Kentucky bluegrass. The objectives of our research were to quantify the effectiveness of four maple and one oak species leaf mulch as an organic broadleaf weed control method in an established Kentucky bluegrass turfgrass stand, then to identify specific maple species that provide effective broadleaf weed control, said Alexander Kowalewski of the...


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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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