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2015-02-26 16:28:28

CEO David Lissy introduced First Lady Michelle Obama for keynote address WATERTOWN, Mass. and WASHINGTON, Feb.

2015-02-26 12:27:56

Companies, celebrities, athletes and foundations launch new fruit and vegetable brand aimed at taking over America's taste buds WASHINGTON, Feb.

2015-02-26 08:34:54

The Domestic Hunger-Relief Organization and Wholesale Grocery Distributor Launch Rural Child Hunger Capacity Building Institute Engaging 20 Local Food Banks CHICAGO, Feb.

2015-02-25 12:22:53

Bayer CropScience Produce Innovation Award Winner Focuses on Quality, Accessibility and Demand PHOENIX, Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chalmers R.

2015-02-25 08:33:51

National Health and Wellness Retailer Invites Customers to Enjoy Free Product Samples and Festivities NORTH BERGEN, N.J., Feb.

2015-02-24 23:18:45

Women throughout the country are looking and feeling better than ever before by following Diet Doc’s refurbished, easy to use, prescription diet plans for women that target excess fat in the

2015-02-24 23:15:57

Wojo Nutrition launches a line of six liquid single serving supplements, comprised of B Vitamins and other herbal extracts, that can be blended with any desired beverage, offering an alternative

2015-02-24 23:13:55

Supplementation with BioCell Collagen was shown to favorably impact key biochemical markers of connective tissue and enhance stress resilience following weight training exercise. Newport

2015-02-24 23:10:55

More almond milk, Greek yogurt, quinoa, and sea salt are in America’s kitchens today than in 2011, the last time The NPD Group, a leading global information company, conducted its Kitchen Audit


Latest Nutrition Reference Libraries

Golden Rice
2013-10-02 14:11:48

Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced  through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...

Vistive Gold
2013-10-02 12:54:36

Vistive Gold, MON 87705, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant low-linolenic, high-oleic soybeans created by Monsanto. Vistive Gold was designed to be a replacement for hydrogenated oils and fats, which are high in trans-fatty acids. The decreased linolenic content enables Vistive Gold to have favorable traits for deep frying and increasing the shelf life of foods. The Federal Register declared on June 28, 2011 that Monsanto was petitioning the Animal and Plant...

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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2010-12-03 18:12:26

Insulin, a hormone, is used to regulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body. Insulin causes cells to take up glucose from the blood and store it as glycogen in the liver and muscle. This hormone stops the body from using fat as an energy source by inhibiting the release of glucagons. Without insulin the body fails to take glucose into the bodies cells and in turns uses fat as an energy source. It also has several other anabolic effects throughout the body. Diabetes mellitus results...

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2009-04-23 11:07:34

Bittercress (Barbarea vulgaris), also commonly known as Herb Barbara, Rocketcress, Yellow Rocketcress, Winter Rocket, and Wound Rocket, is a European biennial herb. This plant displays a rosette of shiny, dark green leaves at the base and additional pinnately divided leaves on the stem. In the spring, yellow flowers originate in tightly packed terminal groups just above the foliage. Bittercress grows wildly as a weed in many parts of North America. The flowers can be in bloom May...

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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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