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2012-08-21 00:55:38

Already ranked by some as number one in nutrition among all vegetables, the traditional sweet potato can be nutritionally supercharged “• literally “• with a simple, inexpensive electric current treatment that increases its content of healthful polyphenols or antioxidants by 60 percent, scientists said here today. Their report on the first electrical enhancement of sweet potatoes, a dietary staple since prehistoric times, was part of the 244th National Meeting &...

Sweet News From Belgium
2012-06-21 04:09:43

Many people know and crave delicious Belgian chocolate, but might not be aware that the Belgian city of Tienen is known as the ℠Sugar City´ of Europe. And satellites are helping to grow the crop that makes our taste buds tingle. Central Belgium´s Tienen is the home base for one of the world´s biggest producers of sugar beet seeds, SESVanderHave. A key element to producing world-class sugar beet seeds is tailored agricultural practices with continuous monitoring of...

2012-04-26 13:59:09

A plant disease normally found in subarctic climates has been identified for the first time in the UK in buttercups as far south as Herefordshire. Sclerotinia subarctica, a fungus known to affect both crops and wild plants, has also been found in carrots and meadow buttercups in Perthshire by plant scientists at the Warwick Crop Centre in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick. It is closely related to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum which commonly causes disease in crop...

No Link Between White Potato Consumption And Certain Health Risks
2012-04-26 08:11:28

Preliminary Research presented today at The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)  Conference in San Diego demonstrates that habitual consumption of white potatoes (baked, boiled and mashed) is not associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes or levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of systemic inflammation once potential confounding factors are controlled for (e.g., age, gender, and education). Previous studies examining the association between potato...

Study Finds Surprisingly Low Potato Consumption In The US
2012-04-22 04:31:31

Whether they're mashed, baked, or French-fried, the fact is that Americans are eating fewer potatoes than expected, a new study presented at the Experimental Biology 2012 Annual Meeting Friday has discovered. "School-aged children consumed, on average, only three percent or less of calories per day from all types of white potatoes, including baked, boiled, mashed, French fried and other mealtime preparation methods. And children consumed, on average, less than one percent of their daily...

2012-04-13 12:01:21

As this tuber is cultivated despite spells of rough weather, and is good for relieving hunger, its popularity shot up in Álava following the Peninsular War Today, the potato is firmly established in our diet, but in actual fact it has only been with us for little more than two centuries, and at first it was not even appreciated as a foodstuff. The researcher David Palanca has studied the first century in the history of this tuber in the Basque Country, starting with its...

2012-04-12 23:02:19

Innovative breeding approach creates new opportunities for sugar beet growers: Monheim (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 Bayer CropScience and KWS SAAT AG have signed an agreement to jointly develop and commercialize an innovative system of weed control in sugar beet for the global market. The technology is based on the breeding of sugar beet varieties that are tolerant to herbicides in the ALS-inhibitor-class with broad-spectrum weed control. This will give farmers a new opportunity to make sugar...

2012-04-12 13:07:18

Key crop for tapioca, animal feed and biofuels faces pest risks, according to new research discussed at Climate Smart Agriculture conference in Bangkok Severe outbreaks of new, invasive pests triggered by rising temperatures could threaten Southeast Asia's multi-billion dollar cassava industry, as well as the livelihoods of the hundreds of thousands of small farmers that rely on the crop for income, according to research from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)....


Latest Root vegetables Reference Libraries

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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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2009-04-17 14:44:19

The Fairy Lily (Zephyranthes candida) also known as the White Rain Lily, is a species of plant native to the Rio de la Plata region of South America including Argentina and Uruguay. It is also found in Paraguay and Chile. Other common names for this plant are August rain lily, White zephyr lily, Peruvian swamp-lily, Zephyr flower, and Autumn zephyr lily. The Fairy Lily is a white hybridized species of a flower that is usually found in pink flowering form. It grows from 6 to 10 inches tall....

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2005-07-12 16:47:45

Daylily comprises the small genus Hemerocallis of flowering plants in the family Hemerocallidaceae. The name Hemerocallis is based on the Greek words for day and beauty, which reflects the fact that the individual flowers last for only one day. They open at sunrise and wither at sunset, to be replaced by another one (sometimes two or none) on the same stem the next day. Originally from Eurasia, a native from Europe to China, Korea, and Japan, their large showy flowers have made them...

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2005-06-23 11:13:55

The Tiger lily (Lilium lancifolium or Tigerlily) is a large and spectacular flower which is also cultivated in Asia for its edible bulb. Like other true lilies, the flowers are borne on an erect stem with linear leaves. The American 'red lily' or 'wild lily' (Lilium philadelphicum) is also sometimes known as the 'tiger lily' because of its black spotted flowers. This lily also has an edible bulb and was eaten by the American Indians. Lilium columbianum from the Pacific Northwest is...

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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 'kardia,' heart.
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