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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. Following the FDA approval of rebiana, Proasis(R), an all-natural version of Profect made with the natural sweetener will hit the shelves of stores January of 2009. Like Profect, the compact 2.9 fluid ounce beverage utilizes Actinase(R). The patent-pending 25-gram protein complex is a natural, hypoallergenic,...

2009-01-06 08:45:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- GLG Life Tech Corporation (TSX: GLG) ("GLG" or the "Company"), a world leading producer of high quality stevia, announces that it has begun operations at two new stevia processing facilities in China. The facilities, currently the two largest stevia leaf processing centers in the world, are located in the cities of Mingguang (Anhui Province) and Dongtai (Jiangsu Province), China where the company's major stevia leaf growing areas are...

2009-01-05 09:23:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- GLG Life Tech Corporation (TSX: GLG) ("GLG" or the "Company"), a world leader in the production of high quality stevia, has introduced its new stevia leaf strain, Huinong 1, to be used in the Company's 2009 stevia crop. The new strain, whose development was led by GLG Chief Agricultural Scientist Wang Qibin, is a unique and highly durable breed possessing world high levels of Rebaudioside A. The Company anticipates increased cost...

2008-12-18 13:01:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- PureCircle (LSE: PURE), the world's leading developer and producer of high-purity Rebaudioside A (Reb A)* today announces that the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a no objection letter with respect to Reb A. This indicates the FDA has no objection to the conclusion that Reb A at a minimum specification of 95% is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) among qualified experts for use in beverages, foods and tabletop...

2008-12-17 16:47:00

New Natural Sweetener - Truvia(TM) Rebiana - Market Leader in New Sweetness Category WAYZATA, Minn., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Cargill received official notification from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stating that the agency has no objection to the conclusion of an independent expert panel which reviewed research that rebaudioside A (rebiana), the identity in Truvia(TM) rebiana, is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use as a general purpose sweetener. The FDA letter...

2008-12-17 16:24:00

All-Natural Zero-Calorie PureVia(TM) Tabletop Sweetener Begins Shipping to Retailers; PureVia(TM) Makes its U.S. Debut in Zero-Calorie SoBe Lifewater(R), and Trop 50, a New Light Orange Juice Product from Tropicana in First Quarter 2009 CHICAGO and PURCHASE, N.Y., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Whole Earth Sweetener Company LLC and PepsiCo announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a no objection letter with respect to Rebaudioside A (Reb A), the stevia extract used in...

2008-11-30 15:18:44

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may approve zero-calorie sweeteners derived from a shrub called stevia, analysts say. Major U.S. beverage companies -- PepsiCo Inc. and Coca-Cola Co. -- want to market stevia-sweetened products once the sweetener gets approval, the Chicago Tribune said. Agribusiness giant Cargill Inc. already has a stevia-based sweetener in grocery stores, and Chicago-based Merisant Co., maker of the popular sweetener Equal, soon will do the same, the newspaper said. But...

2008-10-15 09:00:23

Sunwin International Neutraceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: SUWN), a leader in the production and distribution of Chinese herbs, veterinary medicines and one of the world's leading producers of all natural, zero calorie stevia in China, applauds the recent decision by the Australian food and drug regulatory authority (FSANZ) to approve stevia as a sweetener in Australia and New Zealand. Management is excited to explore the new market opportunities which it expects to capitalize on as a result of...

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2008-10-11 13:20:00

The injection of Siberian ginseng extract has caused the deaths of three people in south-western China. China's health ministry web site announced the deaths, which occurred in Yunnan province after six hospital patients received the injections. Currently, sales and use of the ginseng extract had been suspended. Melamine poisoning of milk, which has killed four babies and made thousands ill in a months-long scandal, has also been amongst the ministry's troubling concerns. The ministry said...

2008-10-10 10:15:00

Herbal injections recalled after three deaths HARBIN, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Two batches of ciwujia herbal injections produced by a northwest China firm have been recalled following the deaths of three people given the treatments, local authorities said on Thursday. Batch numbers 2007121511 and 2007122721 of "Ciwujia Injection" were produced by the Heilongjiang-based Wandashan Pharmaceutical in December last year. The medicine was extracted from ciwujia, a type of Siberian ginseng. "We started...


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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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