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2012-02-21 16:10:00

Man´s search for the perfect food for health and wellness may have been answered recently with recent findings released by Mikhail Tombak, Ph.D. After conducting significant research, Tombak, a world-renowned Russian longevity researcher went on record to establish that the beet can now be regarded as one of the numerous superfoods that are a must-have in our daily diets. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 Man´s search for the perfect food for health and wellness may have...

Purple Potatoes Can Help Lower Blood Pressure In Some Patients
2012-02-01 10:56:32

The first study to check the effects of eating potatoes on blood pressure in humans has concluded that two small helpings of purple potatoes (Purple Majesty) a day decreases blood pressure by about 4 percent without causing weight gain. In a report in the ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the researchers say that decrease, although seemingly small, is sufficient to potentially reduce the risk of several forms of heart disease. Joe Vinson and colleagues point out that people...

2011-12-13 22:37:37

'UF-172' ideal for use in large containers and landscapes Beautiful ornamental caladiums, valued for their bright, long-lasting, and colorful leaves, are prized throughout the world as container and landscape plants. In Florida, where more than 95% of the world's caladium tubers are produced, researchers are continuously working to develop new varieties to satisfy consumer demand. Plant scientists Zhanao Deng, Brent K. Harbaugh and Natalia A. Peres from the University of Florida's...

2011-12-13 22:34:24

Simple hot water treatment provides effective disease control Azalea web blight, caused by a species of the plant pathogen Rhizoctonia, occurs each year on some containerized azalea cultivars during nursery production, particularly in the southern and eastern United States. Azalea shoots can harbor the pathogen, spreading the devastating, costly disease through propagation. Research has indicated that simply submerging terminal leafy cuttings of 'Gumpo White' azalea in 50°C water...

Thanksgiving In Space With All The Trimmings?
2011-11-22 04:46:23

Future astronauts spending Thanksgiving in space may not have to forgo one of the most traditional parts of the day's feast: fresh sweet potatoes. Cary Mitchell, a Purdue University professor of horticulture, and Gioia Massa, a former postdoctoral researcher at Purdue, developed methods for growing sweet potatoes that reduce the required growing space while not decreasing the amount of food that each plant produces. Their findings were published in the journal Advances in Space Research....

2011-11-20 08:00:00

The Vegetable Production Magazine Olericulture.org has newly included 318 resources to its Carrot category. Carrots (Daucus carota, Apiaceae) differ in the color of their taproot ranging from yellow (European type) to purple (Asiatic type). (PRWEB) November 20, 2011 Olericulture is the science and technology of cultivating and producing vegetables. Within this discipline, Olericulture.org provides a wide range of resources related to traditional temperate and oftentimes indigenous, tropical...

Potatoes Can Lower Your Blood Pressure
2011-09-01 08:32:59

  Toss out last month´s diet berries and health fruit, the latest ℠super-food´ appears to be the much-maligned and shunned common potato. Researchers are now saying that consuming a portion of spuds twice a day can lower blood pressure by 3 to 4 percent. An added bonus appears that there is no weight gain involved. Microwaved potatoes, free of butter, oil or ketchup, are best for health, researchers added. Baked or boiled, including mash, are also acceptable....


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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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