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Medicinal Plants, Phytochemistry and Applied Botany
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Chia seed, tartary buckwheat gluten-free bread ticks nutritional boxes: Research

Chia seed, tartary buckwheat gluten-free bread ticks nutritional boxes: Research | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Gluten-free bread made with omega-3 and flavonoid-rich chia seed and tartary buckwheat flour has 12 times greater alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) content and 75% greater total antioxidant capacity than wheat bread, according to researchers.
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‘Significant’ differences between organic and non-organic foods: Meta-analysis

‘Significant’ differences between organic and non-organic foods: Meta-analysis | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Organic crops and crop-based foods may contain up to 69% more key antioxidants than conventionally-grown crops, according to a new systematic analysis.
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Blueberry powder shows immune and cardiovascular benefits: Human data

Blueberry powder shows immune and cardiovascular benefits: Human data | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Supplements containing blueberry powder may boost the levels of the immune system’s natural killer cells and lowers blood pressure in sedentary men and women, says a new study.
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High astaxanthin intakes questioned in the EU

High astaxanthin intakes questioned in the EU | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The European Union chief science agency has failed to back astaxanthin consumption at levels over 4 mg astaxanthin per day after responding to a novel foods application from Japanese player, Fuji Chemical-owned AstaReal.
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Coconut Water Changes Its Claims

Coconut Water Changes Its Claims | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The drink was once billed as a remedy for a number of health problems. But its marketers have changed their tune.
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‘A measureable benefit’: Vitamin C supplements may boost activity levels & reduce colds in young men

‘A measureable benefit’: Vitamin C supplements may boost activity levels & reduce colds in young men | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Daily supplements of vitamin C may offer ‘modest benefits’ for boosting the weekly activity levels, and reduce the incidence of the common cold for young men, says a new study.
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HerbClip: Review of Cranberry Use for the Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections

HerbClip: Review of Cranberry Use for the Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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Notizie di libri e cultura del Corriere della Sera

Notizie di libri e cultura del Corriere della Sera | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Notizie, anteprime e recensioni su arte, libri, musica, concerti, teatro ed
intrattenimento. Approfondimenti su spettacoli ed eventi. Spettacoli e Cultura, in News del Corriere della Sera.
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Yale Environment 360: Trees Save Lives and Billions in Health Costs Annually, Forest Service Finds

Yale Environment 360: Trees Save Lives and Billions in Health Costs Annually, Forest Service Finds | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it

Trees are saving more than 850 human lives each year and preventing 670,000 cases of acute respiratory symptoms in the U.S., according to the first broad-scale estimate of trees' air pollution removal by U.S. Forest Service researchers.

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Trees Reduce Air Pollution, Respiratory Problems

Trees Reduce Air Pollution, Respiratory Problems | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Trees are nature's answer to diminishing air pollution, as well as reducing respiratory problems for the human population, according to US Forest Service scientists and collaborators behind a new study.
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Wild Australia: can the world’s oldest plant be saved?

Wild Australia: can the world’s oldest plant be saved? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
BLINDFOLDED and disoriented, all sense of direction is lost as our helicopter corkscrews into the sky on the windswept extremity of Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed South West Wilderness area.
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» Rediscovering an “Extinct” Carrot | NYBG

» Rediscovering an “Extinct” Carrot | NYBG | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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The plant is known only by its scientific name, Asteriscium novarae. It was first collected in 1994 by two francophone botanists (André Charpin and Jean-Jacques Lazare) as they traveled along Ruta (or route) 33, a narrow country road that passes through the pre-puna, a rocky ecosystem of cacti and scrubby shrubs at the foot of the Andes. They later sent a dried herbarium specimen of this plant to Dr. Lincoln Constance, a retired Berkeley professor, who recognized it instantly as a new species, but the publication of the name took place only after Dr. Constance’s death in 2001.

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Saskawhat? A Novel Berry Takes Root On Michigan Farms

Saskawhat? A Novel Berry Takes Root On Michigan Farms | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Some rookie farmers in northern Michigan are growing saskatoon, a shrub that looks like blueberry. They're also experimenting with it in the kitchen — in jams and pies.
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Are Organic Vegetables More Nutritious After All?

Are Organic Vegetables More Nutritious After All? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
New data show that organic produce has higher levels of antioxidants. But you can get plenty of those compounds just by eating more fruits and vegetables, no matter how they're grown.
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Beetroot juice may boost aerobic fitness for swimmers

Beetroot juice may boost aerobic fitness for swimmers | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A daily glass of beetroot juice may boost the aerobic fitness of swimmers, reports a new study that supports the sports nutrition potential of beetroot previously reported for cycling, walking, and running.
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Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers

Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Central American coffee farmers are facing off against a deadly fungus that has wiped out thousands of acres of crops. Coffee companies like Starbucks are pooling money to support them in the fight.
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Novel wood pigment tipped for gummy and hard candies: Research

Novel wood pigment tipped for gummy and hard candies: Research | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Neocandenatone, a purple pigment found in the heartwood of Dalbergia congestiflora trees, could hold colorant possibilities for gummy and hard candies, according to Mexican research.
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The Gift Of Graft: New York Artist's Tree To Grow 40 Kinds Of Fruit

The Gift Of Graft: New York Artist's Tree To Grow 40 Kinds Of Fruit | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Syracuse artist Sam Van Aken is developing a tree that will bloom in pink, purple and red in the spring and bear 40 different fruits in the summer and fall. It's part art, part agricultural marvel.
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Growth and cellular patterns in petal epidermis of Antirrhinum - AoB Blog

Growth and cellular patterns in petal epidermis of Antirrhinum - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A study of patterns in the epidermis of asymmetrical wild-type dorsal petals and symmetrical dorsalized petals of the backpetals mutant of snapdragon.
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Talking Plants: The deceptively dainty Sichuan Pepper causes a pleasant vibration

Talking Plants: The deceptively dainty Sichuan Pepper causes a pleasant vibration | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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Mixed results for yellow cassava’s vitamin A trial

Mixed results for yellow cassava’s vitamin A trial | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A yellow cassava trial in Kenya did not alleviate vitamin A deficiency but shows promise, say scientists.
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The ISS Will be Spying on Earths Plants

The ISS Will be Spying on Earths Plants | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
NASA has recently announced the selection of two proposals to build new instruments that will allow the International Space Station (ISS) to monitor the Earth's plant life. Predictably, NASA is most interested in monitoring how climate change and human influence is affecting the planet's vegetation.
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Paesaggi commestibili

Paesaggi commestibili | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Il giardinaggio commestibile è un'idea che mi conquista sempre più. Ho cominciato ad interessarmene scoprendo casualmente anni fa il lavoro di  Robert Hart attraverso il suo libro Forest Gardenig. ...
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Colourfully cunning cryptoflorigraphic conundrum - AoB Blog

Colourfully cunning cryptoflorigraphic conundrum - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Stephen Bax has now claimed to have begun to decipher the Voynich manuscript and suggests it is probably a treatise on nature.
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