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2013-01-10 05:00:18

Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream and Ananda Antioxidant-Rich Gentle Toner are among those awarded in the 2012 Harper's Bazaar Beauty Awards. (PRWEB) January 09, 2013 Antipodes Organic Skincare announced two of their top selling products have been included in the 2012 Bazaar Beauty Awards. The award winning line up includes the Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream, winner of the "Bazaar Best Buy" award, and Ananda Antioxidant-Rich Gentle Toner, winner of the "Judge's...

2013-01-03 05:02:03

Since 2009, Rosellica has offered the natural blood pressure and heart-health benefits of Hibiscus sabdariffa in capsule form. Now strict vegetarians can enjoy these benefits too. River Forest, IL (PRWEB) January 02, 2013 For the benefit of vegetarian consumers looking to manage their blood pressure naturally, the newest Rosellica® formulation uses only plant-derived ingredients. For generations, the edible flower Hibiscus sabdariffa has been used around the world to help manage heart...

Is The Key To Immortality Held by Palm Trees
2012-12-19 14:01:56

American Journal of Botany Recent review reveals unique cellular structure and function that may contribute to their long life-span For centuries, humans have been exploring, researching, and, in some cases, discovering how to stave off life-threatening diseases, increase life spans, and obtain immortality. Biologists, doctors, spiritual gurus, and even explorers have pursued these quests–one of the most well-known examples being the legendary search by Ponce de León...

2012-12-18 16:43:45

Study first of several HAB-funded research studies to be published under the Board's new Nutrition Research Program The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) is supporting research to improve understanding of the unique, positive benefits of consuming fresh avocados to human health and nutrition. Clinical studies are currently underway to investigate the relationship between avocado consumption and risk factors for cardiovascular disease, avocados' potential positive role in weight management and...

2012-12-18 05:01:31

Burgeoning demand for starch based products for a spectrum of consumer and industrial applications renews global attention on Asian starch markets and trade. Global starch and derivative business, today, is facing a tough time due to complexities in developing newer starches aside from sustainable agronomical practice and pest control strategies complementing short supply and market development challenges. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (PRWEB) December 18, 2012 [2nd Starch World 2013 summit,...

Pineapple With A Twist Of Coconut
2012-12-06 13:56:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Australian scientists are working on a new species of pineapple that could have a twist of coconut flavor added in. The Department of Agriculture in Queensland state is in the final stages of developing the new variety of the fruit, AusFestival pineapple. "Taste tests tell us that AusFestival is a winner -- it has this lovely coconut flavor, which you won't find in any other pineapple in Australia," horticulturalist Garth Senewski...


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Avocado Tree, Persea americana
2014-02-14 16:17:00

Persea americana is a flowering plant that belongs to the Lauraceae family. It is widely known as the Avocado tree. P. americana is a tree that grows up to 66 feet tall. It has alternately arranged leaves that measure about 5 to 10 inches long. Its flowers are tiny and greenish-yellow, measuring .2 to .4 inches in diameter. The tree’s popular, pear shaped green fruit measures 2.8 to 7.9 inches long and weighs between 3.5 and 35 ounces. It contains a single large seed, measuring 2 to 2.5...

Prince Sago, Cycas taitungensis
2014-01-30 08:47:59

Cycas taitungensis is a species of cycad plant. The species belongs to the Cycadaceae family. C. taitungensis may also be referred to as Prince sago or Emperor sago. Currently the plant faces serious threat of extinction due to habitat destruction and plant collectors. The species is native to southeastern Taiwan. C. taitungensis range throughout the third largest county, Taitung County. The C. taitungensis is a relatively medium sized plant. Its trunk is typically almost 14 inches in...

Queen Sago Palm, Cycas rumphii
2014-01-30 08:32:40

Cycas rumphii is a palm-like species of cycad plant. The plant may also be referred to as Queen sago or the Queen sago palm. This species is a member of the Cycadaceae family and is native to the Malesian region. The C. rumphii is a relatively small plant reaching approximately 33 feet. Its trunk is grey with diamond patterned bark and measures up to 16 inches in diameter. Its leaves typically grow between 4.9 and 8.2 feet long. Leaves have a bright green coloration and a glossy surface....

King Sago, Cycas revoluta
2014-01-30 08:11:54

Cycas revoluta is a species of seed producing, cycad plant. The species may also be referred to as King sago, Sago cycad or the Japanese sago palm. The plant originated in southern Japan. It is used in the production of sago, a cooking starch or can be displayed as a decorative plant. C. revoluta gets its name from the Latin word meaning “curled back”, referring to its leaves. Its leaves are shiny and dark green in coloration. The C. revoluta species have trunks that measures...

Queen Sago, Cycas circinalis
2014-01-30 07:56:38

Cycas circinalis is a species of cycad plant. also referred to as the Queen sago. C. circinalis is native to Sri Lanka, although it is a widely cultivated plant. C. circinalis is commonly used for landscape, decorative purposes and may be used as a food source. The plant’s seeds are carefully soaked, ground and used to make flour. You will often find its flour used in tortillas, tamales and soups. The palm-like plant is a slow growing species. C. circinalis are known to have a short,...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.