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2014-05-29 04:22:27

Two-thirds of Americans say they would choose watermelon to hydrate ORLANDO, Fla., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans thirsting for more energy may want to refresh their hydration habits - by thinking outside the water glass, suggests a new survey. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140528/91974 Nearly nine of 10 Americans believe they have to drink something to stay hydrated, according to an online survey conducted in May among 2,050 U.S. adults by Harris Poll, and commissioned by...

Obese People May Lower Their Blood Pressure With Watermelon: Study
2014-03-25 11:50:06

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Watermelon, a favorite summertime treat for kids and adults everywhere, could save the lives of many more people battling high blood pressure, according to new research from Florida State University Professor Arturo Figueroa. Publishing a paper in the American Journal of Hypertension, Figueroa and colleagues have found that the juicy sweet member of the berry family could significantly lower blood pressure in overweight...

Information About Cucurbitaceae Brought Up To Date With New Checklist
2013-03-11 13:02:36

Pensoft Publishers In 2010, it was shown that melons and cucumbers can be traced back to India. Because of the importance of the region for an understanding of Cucurbitaceae evolution and diversity, a new checklist of the Cucurbitaceae of India was produced to update the information on that family. The study was published in the open access journal PhytoKeys. Vegetables are essential components of a healthy daily diet, not just in India but around the globe. Compared to grains and...

Scientists Decode Watermelon Genome, May Provide Future Benefits For Crop Improvement
2012-11-26 16:19:33

BGI Shenzhen An international team led by Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, BGI, and other institutes has completed the genomic sequence of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) and the resequencing of 20 watermelon accessions. The genomic data presented in this study will shape future efforts on watermelon genetics and evolutionary research, and also provide an invaluable resource for other plants research and crop genetic improvement. The results were published online in...

Seedless Watermelon Farmers Helped Through Pollenizer Research
2012-10-16 16:53:33

Research from North Carolina State University on flower production and disease resistance in watermelon varieties should help bolster seedless watermelon harvests for farmers. Seedless watermelons are more popular than seeded watermelons, making them a more profitable crop for farmers. But the flowers of seedless watermelon plants must be fertilized with pollen from the male flowers of seeded watermelon plants, because seedless plants do not produce genetically viable pollen. This is a...

2012-07-21 23:03:10

Known primarily as a staple of American summer picnics for decades, Watermelon has become a traditional, summertime snack to refresh people across the globe. However, recent medical research as well as information posted at Health and Wellness portal BeWellBuzz.com, suggest new health benefits are attributed to several of the enzymes found in this refreshing and sweet summer treat. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 Known primarily as a staple of American summer picnics for decades,...

2012-06-01 23:03:30

HealthyAnswers.com is a publisher and a leader in providing current natural health information on their website. Along with thousands of archived articles on health related issues, they also offer a complimentary health newsletter, quality nutritional solutions, and self improvement books. HealthyAnswers.com publishes a new report describing how common supermarket produce can reduce blood pressure. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 HealthyAnswers.com publishes a new report that says...

2012-01-25 12:58:49

The widely used farm practice of grafting watermelon and other melon plants onto squash or pumpkin rootstocks results in larger amounts of certain pesticides in the melon fruit, scientists are reporting in a new study. Although only low amounts of pesticides appeared in the fruit in the study, the scientists advise that commercial farmers use "caution" when grafting watermelon plants to squash in a report that appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Mehmet Isleyen and...

2011-10-28 14:00:00

Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) announced the winners of its exclusive Expert Panel tastings held October 15th at PMA Fresh Summit in Atlanta. Among the three varieties tested by the experts, Dulcinea Farmsâ PureHeart ® mini seedless watermelon came out on top. Among the three varieties of grape tomatoes tasted, Red Diamond Farmsâ (a division of Tomato Thyme Corporation) grape tomatoes were deemed the tastiest. Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2011...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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