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2009-05-13 23:00:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In the keynote speech given in Shanghai at Stevia World 2009 (May 14-15), the annual conference for producers and food and beverage companies, Dorn Wenninger, Corporate VP Supply Chain with PureCircle, the major Reb A producer, announced today that Reb A is now fully competitive with sugar for global brands with global volume. At the conference, Wenninger shared key success factors in his presentation entitled, "Key Success of Reb A to multinational...

2009-05-13 23:11:33

The herb ginseng, much used in traditional Chinese and other Asian medicine, has an anti-inflammatory effect, Chinese researchers said. Study leader Allan Lau of the University of Hong Kong identified seven ginseng constituents -- ginsenosides -- which showed immune-suppressive effects.

2009-04-17 10:45:49

A Chicago-based pet products company is promoting pupperware parties as a way to demonstrate its goods to animal lovers Laura Macklin, sales and training director for Shure Pets, recently gave a 10-week-old puppy a spa treatment during a pupperware party in her home, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. We put spritzer on her, brushed her all out, put paw balm on her paws and made her look really pretty, Macklin told the newspaper. In addition to the spa products, guests at the party viewed canine...

2009-02-26 12:37:17

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced the recall of Farmer John's Herbs-brand organic basil leaf because of possible bacterial contamination. The CFIA said Farmer John's Herbs of Canning, Nova Scotia, is voluntarily recalling all lots of its organic basil leaf produce sold in 6-gram packages

2009-02-11 08:44:00

WILD Flavors Provides Significant Capital Investment in Sunwin International ERLANGER, Ky., and QUFU, China, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- WILD Flavors, Inc.

2009-01-26 06:45:00

Forward-thinking stevia standards snag company award IRVINE, Calif., Jan.

2009-01-09 09:00:00

WHITEHALL, Pa., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Protica, Inc., the makers of the first capsulized protein beverage, Profect(R), is adding a new brand to its product line.


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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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