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2010-06-24 13:30:00

CHICAGO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Onion, Inc., publisher of the satirical newspaper The Onion and its pop-culture-focused sister publication The A.V. Club, has entered a new partnership with The Chicago Tribune Media Group , which calls for the Tribune to run the business side of The Onion's print edition in Chicago. Under the terms of the partnership, The Onion will maintain exclusive rights over all comedy and pop-culture content for the Chicago edition, as it does for all its print...

2010-04-14 12:57:08

Some components of the onion have antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, making it possible to use this bulb for food preservation. This is demonstrated by researchers from the Polytechnic University of Cataluña (UPC) and the University of Barcelona (UB) in a study that has just been published in the International Journal of Food Science and Technology. "The antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of the flavonoids of the raw onion make it a good candidate for use in...

2010-04-02 15:00:00

NEW YORK, and MINONG, Wis., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Onion, America's Finest News Source, today launched its official iPhone application -- sponsored by Jack Link's Beef Jerky -- as a part of its advertising partnership with the No. 1 U.S. meat snack brand. Jack Link's, known for its popular Messin' with Sasquatch advertising campaign, which has achieved nearly cult-like status, is the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturer in the world. Free to download from the iTunes App Store, the...

2009-12-22 09:00:00

BEIJING, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com, one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, analyzes seasoning prices. Following the spike in garlic prices, recently green onions, ginger, dried peppers and other spices are also, and some even doubled. Himfr investigates: Normally, wholesale garlic prices at this time of year, are 0.18-0.19 RMB/kg, now rising up to 0.36-0.38 RMB/kg -- nearly doubling; the wholesale price of...

2009-09-14 06:40:57

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of Nature's Reward-brand iceless green onions due to the possibility of bacterial contamination. The FDA said U.S. Department of Agriculture routine testing resulted in a positive result for salmonella in some iceless green onions shipped by Steinbeck Country Produce of Salinas, Calif. The onions were farmed and packed by a grower in Mexicali, Mexico, near the California border. Being recalled are lot numbers 96CPGO07 and 9CPO937,...

2009-08-12 16:29:54

A California company says it has recalled 772 cartons of Omo and Fu Choy brand iced jumbo green onions because of possible bacterial contamination. NewStar Fresh Foods LLC of Salinas, Calif., said the possibly tainted green onions were distributed from three locations -- R.A.M. Produce Distributors of Detroit, Franzella Distributing of San Francisco and United Food Service of East Point, Ga. The product is packaged in 48-count iced cartons with item numbers 02487403 and 02487452, product lot...

2009-03-02 09:00:00

BEIJING, March 2 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com ( http://www.himfr.com/hot-products/ ), one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, recommends five kinds of foods to eat in spring. Cherry: Cherry ( http://www.himfr.com/buy-cherry/ ) has rich nutrition; its iron content is particularly prominent, which is 20 times that of an apple ( http://www.himfr.com/buy-apple/ ), pear ( http://www.himfr.com/buy-pear/ ), or orange, ranking...

2009-01-31 13:10:00

Researchers trace benefits to acid produced in decomposing organic compound A Queen's-led team has discovered the reason why garlic is so good for us. Researchers have widely believed that the organic compound, allicin "“ which gives garlic its aroma and flavor "“ acts as the world's most powerful antioxidant. But until now it hasn't been clear how allicin works, or how it stacks up compared to more common antioxidants such as Vitamin E and coenzyme Q10, which stop the damaging...

2009-01-29 11:40:00

A Swiss research group says a study it conducted found that women's underarms typically smell like onions, while men's smell like cheese. Firmenich of Geneva, Switzerland, said its research on the armpit sweat of 24 men and 25 women found that women typically release an onion-like smell due to the combination of bacteria and a sulfur-containing compound, The Daily Telegraph said Thursday. The combination of the two underarm residents creates a chemical called thiol, which smells distinctly...

2008-07-01 00:10:00

The availability of fresh peeled onions in Cornwall for bakeries and wholesalers has taken a major step forward as the result of a substantial investment by a local vegetable processor. Hay Farm Produce, based at Antony in South East Cornwall, has taken delivery of a state-of-the-art Finis onion-peeling line. The total investment of almost pounds300,000 was supported by EU Objective One grants of over pounds115,000, enabling the firm to improve product output and increase quantity and...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'