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2009-07-31 11:01:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C. July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- French fries have become such a food staple, but they pose many health concerns. There are, however, alternatives to French fries that are good for you and taste delicious. The good thing about these alternatives is that you can use any kind of potato you like, from russet to baking potatoes, sweet potatoes to Yukon golds. FoodieMama.com Feeding Toddlers Expert Editor Jen Lane shares recipes and tips on various ways to make "French fries" that you...

2009-06-30 20:46:35

A U.S. researcher says a specially cultivated purple sweet potato may help fight cancer. Soyoung Lim of Kansas State University in Manhattan in Kansas says the Kansas-developed sweet potato has purple flesh high in anthocyanin -- a flavanoid responsible for red/blue pigment that may have an anti-cancer effect. Sometimes we can find purple sweet potatoes in the grocery store, but they don't have this purple color on the skin and inside, Lim said in a statement. Lim extracted and compared...

2009-06-29 13:19:51

 A Kansas State University researcher is studying the potential health benefits of a specially bred purple sweet potato because its dominant purple color results in an increased amount of anti-cancer components.K-State's Soyoung Lim, doctoral student in human nutrition, Manhattan, is working with George Wang, associate professor of human nutrition at K-State, to understand the pigment effects of a Kansas-bred purple sweet potato on cancer prevention.Lim said purple sweet potatoes have...

2009-06-29 08:34:08

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with sensitivity to sulfites not to consume Sweet Potato Slice, a product of China. The CFIA said the product might contain sulfites that are not declared on the label. The recalled product -- manufactured by Zhongshan Kaxing Industry & Trade Co. Ltd. in China -- is known to have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. However, the federal agency said it might have been distributed nationally. The CFIA...

2009-06-29 08:32:31

Global food security in a changing climate depends on the nutritional value and yield of staple food crops. Researchers at Monash University in Victoria, Australia have found an increase in toxic compounds, a decrease in protein content and a decreased yield in plants grown under high CO2 and drought conditions.The research, to be presented by Dr Ros Gleadow on 29 June 2009 at the Society for Experimental Biology Annual Meeting in Glasgow, has shown that the concentration of cyanogenic...

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2009-06-17 12:50:00

New research shows that the anti-cancer properties of carrots are more potent if the vegetable is not cut up before cooking, BBC News reported."Boiled before cut" carrots were found to contain up to 25 percent more of the anti-cancer compound falcarinol than those that were first chopped up, scientists said.The Newcastle University researchers, who will present their findings in France at the NutrEvent conference on nutrition and health, gave falcarinol to lab rats and found that they develop...

2009-03-03 09:55:10

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of Goya-brand dried yellow potato because it might contain undeclared sulfites. The FDA said Goya Foods Inc. of Secaucus, N.J., recalled the 12-ounce packages of the dried yellow potato (Papa Seca Amarilla) because consumers who have sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume the Peruvian product. Officials said the consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites has been reported...

2009-02-23 12:34:05

Some cut-and-bagged potato products from Northern Star Co. are being recalled from the U.S market because they may be contaminated with bacteria. Company officials said the voluntary recall was initiated after laboratory testing indicated a package of Simply Potatoes-brand Southwest-style hash browns contained Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The recalled Simply Potatoes-brand products, all with use by dates between March 29 and April 3, include shredded and Southwest-style hash browns,...

2009-02-20 06:00:00

Chef Carol Wallack of Sola in Chicago Snags First Place in Challenge at South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Burger Bash and Awards $5,000 to Florida International University EAGLE, Idaho, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The country's top chefs battled it out at the third annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray. Not only were their skills at the grill tested as they bumped the beloved burger to new culinary heights, but Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) -- a...

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2009-02-17 14:00:00

Study shows roots can regenerate in microgravity Because of the distinct lack of grocery stores in outer space, scientists are looking for ways to provide food for long-term space missions. Desmond G. Mortley and colleagues from the Center for Food and Environmental Systems for Human Exploration of Space, G.W. Carver Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Kennedy Space Center undertook a study on microgravity's effects on sweet potato. The study findings were published in the Journal of...


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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