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2010-09-13 12:11:24

 A new University of Georgia study has found that select varieties of sorghum bran have greater antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties than well-known foods such as blueberries and pomegranates. Researchers measured polyphenolic compounds, which naturally occur in plants to help fight against pests and disease, and found that the black and sumac varieties of sorghum have significant levels of antioxidants. Many fruits also contain these compounds, they said, though sorghum bran may...

2010-07-07 07:30:00

SEATTLE, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In his endless search for culinary pleasure, love at first bite struck Jeffrey Saad at a little French bistro in San Francisco over foie gras and a glass of Sauterne. According to Saad, this was the first time he experienced the "ah ha" of what a true wine and food match can do. Saad, runner up for the Next Food Network Star Season 5, shared his most unforgettable food and wine pairings, while providing attendees with some simple, memorable tips for...

2010-05-11 08:15:00

LOS ANGELES, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- POM Wonderful announced today its launch of POMx Antioxidant Recovery, a powerful combination of concentrated POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice and POMx, sold exclusively online at pomwonderful.com/recovery. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100511/LA02630) Designed to meet the recovery needs of trained athletes and provide them with a competitive edge, POMx Antioxidant Recovery is powered by the naturally-occurring polyphenol...

2010-02-02 07:15:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Wine Therapy, Inc. has expanded its product line and now is importing, distributing and representing the UVAMIA(TM) nutraceutical line of products for the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The company recently received clearance by the FDA to start marketing UVAMIA(TM) products, made with red wine extract, in the U.S. Its product line includes: Red Wine Polyphenols - helps cells protect against aging and, according to the National Institutes of Health, can...

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2010-01-05 11:45:00

Eating fruit, such as pomegranates, that contain anti-aromatase phytochemicals reduces the incidence of hormone-dependent breast cancer, according to results of a study published in the January issue of Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Pomegranate is enriched in a series of compounds known as ellagitannins that, as shown in this study, appear to be responsible for the anti-proliferative effect of the pomegranate. "Phytochemicals suppress...

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2009-12-24 07:02:47

University of Delaware researchers have uncovered a novel means of conquest employed by the common reed, Phragmites australis, which ranks as one of the world's most invasive plants. The invasive strain, which hails from Eurasia, overtakes its "native" cousin, which has lived in North America for the past 10,000 years, ironically by provoking the native plant to "take itself out," through a combination of microbial and enzymatic activity in the soil. The research by an interdisciplinary UD...

2009-08-14 12:51:43

Mango pits, usually thrown away after processing, could be used as a food preservative against the pathogen Listeria, a Canadian scientist said. Tannins found in mango pits and grape seeds have been found effective against Listeria, a pathogen found in food that last year was linked to the deaths of 21 Canadians, University of Alberta researcher Christina Engles said. Mango pits could be turned into a natural food preservative rather than being burned or thrown away after processing, she...

2009-06-03 14:27:21

The UD research team found that Phragmites delivers a one-two chemical knock-out punch to snuff out its victims, and the poison becomes even more toxic in the presence of the sun's ultraviolet rays.The study, which is published in the June issue of the scientific journal Plant Signaling & Behavior, is believed to be the first to report the effects of UV-B radiation on plant allelopathy, the production of toxins by a plant to ward off encroachment by neighboring plants.The authors include...


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.'