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2008-04-10 09:40:00

Washing fresh fruits and vegetables before eating may reduce the risk of food poisoning and those awful episodes of vomiting and diarrhea. But according to new research, described today at the 235th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, washing alone "” even with chlorine disinfectants "” may not be enough. Studies show that certain disease-causing microbes are masters at playing hide-and-go seek with such chemical sanitizers. These bacteria can make their way inside...

2007-09-26 09:00:27

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels(R) introduces its Stuffed Spinach Feta Pretzel with Flax for retail (in a frozen 4-pack) and wholesale at the 2007 Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore (Booth 2846). The savory soft pretzel, made with the fresh ingredients of Mediterranean cuisine including organic whole grains, healthful fresh chopped spinach, crumbles of feta cheese and a touch of garlic and spices, makes this pretzel the perfect meal or snack for the...

2007-03-20 06:00:23

SANTA ANA, Calif. _ At a recent investor conference, an executive tied to Irvine, Calif.-based Taco Bell described the company's brush with E. coli as an "opportunity" to develop better farm safety procedures. "Opportunity" may not be the word of choice for 71 of its customers who last year got sick on Taco Bell food. Still, the idea has merit. The widely publicized E. coli poisonings connected to Taco Bell, along with recent high-profile outbreaks connected to other companies, is...

2006-12-31 11:59:38

By LINDA A. JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer TRENTON, N.J. - In light of food poisoning outbreaks involving spinach and lettuce, the government and the produce industry are scrambling to make leafy greens safer before the spring planting season. New guidelines from the industry are due in April on how to prevent contamination throughout the food chain, from before greens are planted until they reach the dinner table. Members of Congress are asking federal agencies to report on what went...

2006-10-03 08:45:00

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Chobi DebRoy's lab is a haven for E. coli bacteria. No wonder she has bottles of disinfectant sitting all over the countertops. But there was no spinach lying around, or any other food for that matter. The roughly 70,000 specimens of E. coli, housed in glass vials stored safely in freezers and steel cabinets in the back of her research center, are part of what Penn State University calls one of the largest such collections in the country. Fittingly, DebRoy is a stickler...

2006-03-17 12:20:00

NEW YORK -- Women who eat plenty of tomatoes, carrots and leafy greens appear less likely to have asthma, researchers have found. Though it's uncertain whether the foods are the reason, the findings suggest that some vegetables may protect against adulthood asthma, the researchers report in the medical journal Thorax. A number of studies have suggested that antioxidants or certain other nutrients in plant foods may help prevent or ameliorate asthma and other allergic conditions. Carrots,...

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Leaf vegetables
2013-08-21 09:03:22

Leaf vegetables are leaves from various plants that are edible with some leaves having tender shoots, such as beet greens, attached. Leaf vegetables are very high in nutrition and may be used in various culinary dishes. While there are over a thousand species of leaf vegetables, they generally come from plants that are short-lived such as lettuce and spinach. Leaf vegetables are high in vitamin K which is caused from the photosynthesis that takes place during the growing phase. Anyone on...

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Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'