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2008-12-29 23:12:09

Many think weight gain is inevitable as days grow colder but a group of U.S. dietitians says this does not have to happen. Registered dietitians from Baltimore Northwest Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital and LifeBridge Health & Fitness say Americans usually gain about 1 pound during the winter months due to filling up on so-called comfort foods. The dietitians teamed up to devise ways cooks can cut down on waist-thickening and increase the nutrition in the meals...

2008-12-08 04:06:00

DENVER, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer research confirms what we already know -- that U.S. consumers have cut spending significantly over the past six months. More than one-third have made measurable cutbacks in frequent purchases, such as dining out, according to Booz & Company (October 2008). That creates the opportunity for families to enjoy more healthy home-cooked meals. All it takes is just a little planning and more fresh produce. There is a popular myth that fresh produce...

2008-09-16 09:00:35

Gone are the days when the only way to make homemade mashed potatoes was to spend a lot of time laboring in the kitchen. Thanks to a new innovation from the Ore-Ida brand, known as Steam n' Mash(TM) potatoes, one of America's favorite comfort foods is now easy enough to make every day -- in just 15 minutes or less! Available nationally, Ore-Ida Steam n' Mash products take the hassle out of making homemade mashed potatoes. These ready-to-steam, 100 percent real potatoes are already...

2008-09-15 18:00:18

By PAULA LAMB Years ago, my mother used to grow a sweet potato in a jar. I tried it, but the potato just rotted. What do you think I did wrong? When you tried this, you said that you put most of the potato down into the water. I think that this was the problem. If you want to try again - and this would be a fun project for small children - get a jar that is slightly larger around than your sweet potato. Push four to six toothpicks into the potato so that they form a circle around the...

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2008-09-14 17:45:00

Researchers all over the globe are teaming up to crack the genetic code of the potato as global food prices and populations surge. Solanum tuberosum, known as the potato to you and I, seems like a simple vegetable, but is filled with 12 hidden chromosomes and 840 million DNA pairs.  Humans contain 3 billion DNA base pairs. The Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium includes researchers from 13 countries, all working together to unlock the mysteries of one of the worlds most popular crops....

2008-09-10 09:00:31

HEALTH has led to wealth for Darlington-based JLM Global Foods. After wowing health-conscious exhibitors at a trade event in Germany, the low-fat snack manufacturer's potato crisps are now being sold across Belgium under a private label. The products contain up to 70% less fat than regular crisps and are now being sold in 15 countries across Europe, Australia and the Middle East. According to director Graeme Moore, the company didn't require a major PR campaign to turn the heads of...

2008-09-02 06:00:21

Danisco Sugar has opened a new plant for the production of bioethanol based on sugar beet. The plant is located adjacent to Danisco's sugar factory in Anklam, Germany. The plant represents an investment of about DKK200 million and has a capacity of 56 million liters of ethanol annually. The raw material used is sugar juice extracted from beet at the sugar factory. Danisco Sugar said that, compared to petrol, using the bioethanol that the company produces in Anklam will involve 60% lower...

2008-08-24 00:00:27

I t IS what you do with them that matters, is something I hear frequently when chefs and growers talk about potatoes. For most of us, a potato is something to be boiled, baked, roasted or made into chips and crisps. For the past 50 years or so we have taken its versatility for granted, yet it was, and still is, an important part of our diet. During the summer the new potato usually appears on our tables lightly boiled or steamed, dressed with lashings of butter, a sprinkling of sea salt and...

2008-08-19 09:00:50

DENVER, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Potato Board launched a national print advertising campaign today as part of its continued effort to educate consumers about the nutritional benefits of potatoes. "Peel Back the Truth" inquisitively tackles potato nutrition myths and quickly reveals, with the swoop of a potato peeler, the healthy truth inside a fresh potato. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080819/AQTU522) The new campaign is a continuation of the U.S. Potato...

2008-08-14 15:00:45

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the nationwide recall of Flower-brand dried sweet potato due to a labeling error. The FDA said the Hop Lee Trading Co. Inc. of New York is recalling the product because it contains undeclared sulfites, thereby posing a health hazard for people allergic to sulfites. The Flower-brand dried sweet potato, a product of China, is sold in 12-ounce, uncoded, clear plastic packages and was distributed nationwide. Consumers can return the product...


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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'