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2014-06-20 12:24:25

CHICAGO, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The rediscovery of ancient foods like quinoa has now opened the door for other forgotten plants to go global. The prickly pear cactus and chia seeds are two of the latest such examples, having both been used by the ancient Aztecs. According to Mintel, the use of chia seeds as an ingredient has continued to grow, with a tenfold increase in ingredient penetration globally between 2009 and 2014. North America saw the majority of chia seed food and...

2013-08-23 23:19:49

SXM Deals, leading tour operator in St. Maarten offers new excursions to Anguilla and the island of Prickly Pear in the Caribbean. Philipsburg, St. Maarten (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 Fun filled excursions to Anguilla and remote Prickly Pear have been recently added to SXM Deals list of high quality St. Maarten tours. A typical tour to Anguilla and Prickly Pear involves a full day of sailing, snorkeling, soaking up the sun and a delicious barbecue. Anguilla is known as a haven for celebrities...

2013-06-27 23:17:17

Bio Nutrition, Inc.’s latest wellness product comes from Nopal Cactus and can help aid overall health. Island Park, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Bio Nutrition, Inc. recently introduced the latest in its line of wellness products. Bio Nutrition’s new product is Nopal Juice, made from the finest quality Nopal Cacti grown in the deserts of North America. Nopal Juice traditionally been used as a natural alternative to relieve inflammation and to promote healthy blood sugar levels. Nopal...

2012-05-31 23:01:56

Nopalea review team get to work at Health hound Ltd. The news has spread to a forum that is attached to the Company´s website. Houston, TX. (PRWEB) May 30, 2012 Nopalea reviews will soon be available from Health hound Ltd. as a new Nopalea review team have just joined the Company. The new team will be writing a number of Nopalea reviews over the coming weeks. David Contance, one of the Directors at Health hound Ltd. said that “this Prickly pear cactus drink called Nopalea is...

Image 1 - Chromosome Analyses Of Prickly Pear Cacti Reveal Southern Glacial Refugia
2012-02-15 04:21:46

Analysis of chromosome number variation among species of a North American group of prickly pear cacti (nopales) showed that the most widespread species encountered are of hybrid origin. Those widespread species likely originated from hybridization among closely related parental species from western and southeastern North America. This study was published in the open access journal Comparative Cytogenetics. The prickly pear cacti (of the genus Opuntia) are endemic to the Americas. The genus...

2008-12-19 00:08:22

There may seem to be countless recommendations on how to prevent or cure a hangover but U.S. researchers say there is no evidence any of them work. Rachel C. Vreeman of the Children's Health Services Research at Indiana University School of Medicine and Aaron E. Carroll of the Indiana University School of Medicine said the Internet provides endless options for preventing or treating alcohol hangovers such as taking aspirin and eating bananas. The researchers did a systematic review of...

2005-12-22 19:12:49

LONDON (Reuters) - Forget aspirins, hairs of dogs and hot baths, the only sure way of avoiding a hangover is not to drink in the first place, according to a new study. Researchers led by Max Pittler of the Peninsular Medical School at Exeter University, surfed the Internet and combed medical databases to study a range of hangover cures from the traditional to the novel. Their research roamed from the humble aspirin to fructose, artichokes and even prickly pears but found no silver...

2005-12-23 00:10:00

LONDON -- Forget aspirins, hairs of dogs and hot baths, the only sure way of avoiding a hangover is not to drink in the first place, according to a new study. Researchers led by Max Pittler of the Peninsular Medical School at Exeter University, surfed the Internet and combed medical databases to study a range of hangover cures from the traditional to the novel. Their research roamed from the humble aspirin to fructose, artichokes and even prickly pears but found no silver bullet. However,...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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