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2013-03-24 23:02:20

“The Passionate Vegetable” by chef and educator Suzanne Landry reveals the pure simplicity and bountiful flavor of fresh vegetables with recipes that are easy and delicious. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2013 From the first tender pea shoots in spring to the last brilliant orange pumpkins in autumn, vegetables are the cook´s harbinger of the changing seasons. Vegetables are often thought of as sides that complement a main dish of meat, fish or poultry. While this is a...

2013-03-14 23:03:31

While Saint Patrick´s Day´s “go green” campaign typically conjures up images of parades inundated with green clad revelers guzzling green drinks, it´s also a great reminder that we should all try to incorporate more healthy, natural green foods into our everyday menus as part of a healthy lifestyle. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) March 14, 2013 While Saint Patrick´s Day´s “go green” campaign typically conjures up images of parades inundated with...

2013-01-24 16:28:42

CHICAGO, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- No matter where you go or who you talk to at this time of year, people are changing their diets and cooking mindsets to stay on track with nutrition and health goals. According to Peapod's Fresh Markets expert Tony Stallone, one of the best, healthy food trends for accomplishing this shift is a little-known, ancient grain called quinoa (keen-wha). "Quinoa is a whole grain, but unlike wheat, oats, rye and other whole grains, quinoa provides much needed...

Botanist Discovers Cave Dwelling Nettle In China
2012-12-31 08:22:04

Pensoft Publishers South West China, Myanmar and Northern Vietnam contain one of the oldest exposed outcrops of limestone in the world. Within this area are thousands of caves and gorges. It is only recently that botanists have sought to explore the caves for plants. This exploration is yielding many new species new to science, that are known only from these habitats. The current study was published in the open access journal PhytoKeys. Kew botanist and nettle expert Alex Monro says,...

2012-12-28 15:09:18

South West China, Myanmar and Northern Vietnam contain one of the oldest exposed outcrops of limestone in the world. Within this area are thousands of caves and gorges. It is only recently that botanists have sought to explore the caves for plants. This exploration is yielding many new species new to science, that are known only from these habitats. The current study was published in the open access journal PhytoKeys. Kew botanist and nettle expert Alex Monro says, "When my Chinese...

2012-10-05 23:01:33

50 SHADES OF KALE by Dr. Drew Ramsey and veteran cookbook author Jennifer Iserloh is a colorful, delicious, and fun cookbook with 50 decadent recipes using Mother Nature´s top super food. From breakfast to cocktails, Kaleonnaise to Thai´d Up Roughage, readers learn fifty new pleasing ways to partner kale. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 05, 2012 Launched this month on Amazon.com, 50 SHADES OF KALE (50shadesofkale.com) by Dr. Drew Ramsey and veteran cookbook author Jennifer Iserloh...

Bronze Age Trade Connections Revealed By Ancient Stinging Nettles
2012-09-28 14:22:15

A piece of nettle cloth retrieved from Denmark's richest known Bronze Age burial mound Lusehøj may actually derive from Austria, new findings suggest. The cloth thus tells a surprising story about long-distance Bronze Age trade connections around 800 BC. The findings have just been published in Nature's online journal Scientific Reports. 2,800 years ago, one of Denmark's richest and most powerful men died. His body was burned. And the bereaved wrapped his bones in a cloth...

Plant Tricks Mouse Into Spitting Out Its Seeds
2012-06-16 05:04:27

[ Watch the Video ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com A plant in the Israeli desert has developed a ℠toxic mustard bomb´ which causes the spiny mouse that eats its berries to spit out the seeds like a child munching on watermelon. Researchers found that enzymes within the seeds of the sweet mignonette berries activate toxic substances in its pulp, which would otherwise go unnoticed, according to a new study published online in the journal Current Biology. When an unknowing...

2012-04-06 05:24:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- According to a new study, eating cruciferous vegetables, such as greens, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower, improved the survival ratings of Chinese women diagnosed with breast cancer. Sarah J. Nechuta, M.P.H., Ph.D., a postdoctoral research fellow at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn, and her colleagues investigated the role of cruciferous vegetables in breast cancer survival in the Shanghai Breast Cancer Survival Study, a prospective study of 4,886 Chinese...

2012-04-02 23:02:45

Today, industry leading fresh vegetable grower and marketer Tanimura & Antle announces a summertime consumer sweepstakes promotion starting May 1st and running through July 2012. Kicking off National Salad Month and continuing through peak salad season, this integrated program promotes 3 Tanimura & Antle Artisan® products–Artisan Lettuce, Romaine and Boston lettuces. The promotion includes seasonal packaging that will offer consumers a weekly sweepstakes of $1,000–for...


Latest Leaf vegetables Reference Libraries

Leaf vegetables
2013-08-21 09:03:22

Leaf vegetables are leaves from various plants that are edible with some leaves having tender shoots, such as beet greens, attached. Leaf vegetables are very high in nutrition and may be used in various culinary dishes. While there are over a thousand species of leaf vegetables, they generally come from plants that are short-lived such as lettuce and spinach. Leaf vegetables are high in vitamin K which is caused from the photosynthesis that takes place during the growing phase. Anyone on...

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2009-04-28 21:04:39

The Plutella xylostella is often referred to as the Diamondback or Cabbage moth. This species is has a brief lifespan of only 14 days and is thought to have originated in the Mediterranean region of Europe, but has since dispersed across the world. This species is capable of reproducing quickly and can travel great distances. Diamondback are considered serious pests in warmer climates when the absence of a harsh winter prevents their eggs from being destroyed. The moths are resistant to...

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2009-04-28 15:40:33

Brassica tournefortii is a species of mustard plant that is more commonly known as Asian, African and Sahara mustard. It is very similar to other mustard species blooming annually with long stems reaching just over 3 feet in length, but the flowers are a duller yellow. Indigenous to North Africa and the Middle East, this species was transported accidentally to the United States by humans. It grows abundantly in the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts and in hot valleys of southern California....

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2009-04-28 15:37:54

Brassica rapa or Turnip Mustard is grown primarily as a leaf vegetable, root vegetable and an oilseed and is often referred to as a field mustard. Napa cabbage and turnip are members of this group. Varieties of this plant are used in experiments because they are easy to grow and require little attention and reach full maturity in 40 days. Some have even been used in botany experiments in space. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2009-04-28 15:35:18

Brassica oleracea is indigenous to the coastal areas of southern and western Europe and is often referred to as Wild Mustard. It is tolerant of salt and lime in the soil of its native lands. The plant grows tall and blooms biennially. Large sturdy leaves act as water storage. Once the plant is two years old a tall stem measuring 3 - 7 feet in height grows bearing a cluster of yellow flowers. This plant is flush with nutrients like vitamin C. Cultivars of this plant are categorized into...

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