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2013-05-16 23:02:19

In their effort to support and promote maple sugaring, sustainable agriculture, local, small and family owned farms and other local food sources, Crooked Brook is offering a 15% discount off maple producer logo or label custom printed t-shirts from 5/16 to 5/23/2013 with the promo code "523013". (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 In their effort to support and promote maple sugaring, sustainable agriculture, local, small and family owned farms and other local food sources, Crooked Brook is offering a 15%...

2013-04-01 23:04:30

The Mohawk Valley Trading Company is giving away one Maple Syrup T-Shirt with each order of Maple Syrup from 4/02/13 thru 4/09/13 with the promo code 40913. In their effort to support and promote sustainable agriculture, local, small and family owned farms and other local food sources, Crooked Brook is the sponsor of this promotion. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 The Mohawk Valley Trading Company is giving away one Maple Syrup T-Shirt with each order of Maple Syrup from 4/02/13 thru...

2013-03-08 00:49:06

A physiological model for sap exudation in maple trees For many of us, maple syrup is an essential part of breakfast–a staple accompaniment to pancakes and waffles–but rarely do we think about the complicated and little-understood physiological aspects of syrup production. Each spring, maple growers in temperate regions around the world collect sap from sugar maple trees, which is one of the first steps in producing this delicious condiment. However, the mechanisms behind...

2013-01-20 23:01:15

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, St. Lawrence Maple Producers, and Gouverneur FFA will be hosting a class on Saturday, January 26th at Gouverneur High School for those who are interested in learning how to make maple syrup as a hobby or a business. Representatives from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company plan to attend. Utica, NY (PRWEB) January 20, 2013 The growing demand for maple syrup continues as more health conscious consumers look for natural sweeteners as an...

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2011-03-30 14:11:14

5 have never been seen in nature before University of Rhode Island researcher Navindra Seeram has discovered 34 new beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup and confirmed that 20 compounds discovered last year in preliminary research play a key role in human health. Today at the 241st American Chemical Society's National Meeting in Anaheim, Calif. the URI assistant pharmacy professor is telling scientists from around the world that his URI team has now isolated and identified 54 beneficial...

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2010-12-13 11:41:16

The researchers decided to embark on this study in order to find out which mechanisms are used by plants when they extract water from very dry or somewhat inhospitable land. "In the case of mangrove swamps, for example, the plants are able to extract freshwater from a saltwater environment, despite the fact that the osmotic pressure should make quite the opposite happen", explains Professor Jos© Luis P©rez Díaz, who studies this type of relatively unknown...

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2010-03-22 07:49:18

Most are disease-fighting anti-oxidants Before you dig in to your next stack of French toast or waffles, you might want to pour on pure maple syrup. That's because University of Rhode Island researcher Navindra Seeram, who specializes in medicinal plant research, has found more than 20 compounds in maple syrup from Canada that have been linked to human health, 13 of which are newly discovered in maple syrup. In addition, eight of the compounds have been found in the Acer (maple) family for...

2009-03-01 20:04:33

Quebec produces 75 percent of the world's maple syrup, but a shortage has driven prices up more than 50 percent in Montreal, industry analysts said. Quebec maintains maple syrup reserves, but even the reserve supply has dissipated, causing the price of a standard 540-milliliter can to hit $10 in and around Montreal -- up from $6.50 for most of the past eight or nine years, The Montreal Gazette reported Sunday. The development follows poor sap harvests in 2007 and 2008 due to colder than...

2008-08-08 21:00:15

By John Johnston Daily Herald Correspondent On a snow-covered and sometimes slippery trail into the Tekakwitha Woods in St. Charles, a small group of people gathers around a maple tree. Valerie Blaine, a program manager for the Kane County Forest Preserve District, bores a small hole into the tree, and the crowd - ranging from toddlers to grandparents - waits for the sap to start trickling into the metal bucket. It was all part of Sunday's Maple Sugaring Festival, which attracted about...


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2007-12-27 09:16:35

The Par Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis), is a tree belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae. It is the most economically important member of the genus Hevea. It is of major economic importance because its sap-like extract (latex) can be collected and is the primary source of natural rubber. The Pará rubber tree initially grew only in the Amazon Rainforest. Now most rubber tree plantations are in southeast Asia and tropical Africa. Attempts to cultivate the tree in other areas in South...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.