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Netherlands the worst, Croatia the best

How do European countries score in vegetable consumption?

Pictures are often worth a thousand words. Here is an overview of vegetable consumption in Europe. The Netherlands is a rather light green. People there eat a paltry 58kg of vegetables per household per year. It is the worst scoring country in Europe. Croatia takes the lead. There, each household…

Consorzio del Pomodoro di Pagino Igp

Nutritional aspects of tomatoes

The "Le proprietà nutraceutiche della Igp Pomodoro di Pachino" (The nutritional properties of PGI tomatoes from Pachino) convention addressed various topics, including the 'regulatory aspects of nutraceuticals', which were discussed by Tiziana Pecora, a specialist in Pharmacology and an expert in regulatory disciplines.  The speakers…

Scientists recommend doubling dose of vitamin C

According to a recent study, the recommended dose of vitamin C people have been advised to take should be doubled. At present, the NHS and World Health Organization both…

Penn State research claims:

'Eating mushrooms might lower risk of depression'

Over the years, mushrooms have said to be able to lower the risk of cancer and premature death. Now, new research led by Penn State College of Medicine also reveals that these…

Sustainable, healthy food from the ocean: “Seaweed is the vegetable of the future”

Clothes, furniture, and packaging material. These are just some of many things for which seaweed is used. Not surprisingly, this versatile natural product is becoming increasingly popular. And sea vegetables are also hot and happening on the plate. Martijn van Damme traded in onions for edible seaweed.…

2021 National Nutrition Week:

Nutrition Australia promotes vegetable consumption

Recent surveys show that only 7% of adults and 5% of children eat the recommended amount of vegetables each day. That is why Nutrition Australia encourages Australians to…

Chiquita

Chiquita promotes breast cancer awareness via limited-edition pink stickers

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Chiquita is once again giving its iconic Blue Sticker a pink makeover to match the Pink Ribbon - an international symbol for breast cancer awareness. For the fifth year in a row, in partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS),…

University of East Anglia Health and Social Care Partners research:

'Eating more fruit and vegetables better for mental health of children'

According to new research from the University of East Anglia Health and Social Care Partners, children with a diet that is packed with fruit and vegetables, exhibit better mental wellbeing. This study is the first to investigate the association between fruit and vegetable intakes, breakfast and lunch…

Turkish researcher claims spinach can accelerate wound healing

Dr. Lecturer Serkan Dikici from the İzmir Institute of Technology (İYTE) Department of Bioengineering has performed a study that seems to indicate that decellularized spinach…

Texas A&M University Health Science Center study:

Spinach consumption might prevent colon cancer

A recent study from the Texas A&M University Health Science Center suggests that eating spinach could prevent colon cancer. In the United States, colon cancer is the…

New legal limits for metal residues in food products

The presence of metals and other contaminants in the environment is the result of the dispersion and accumulation of man-made pollutants into the ecosystem as a consequence of manufacturing, intensive agricultural practices, incineration and waste disposal from industrial activities. Agro.Biolab laboratory…

SEPC sends water to aid in Hurricane Ida disaster relief

As part of its SEPC Cares initiative, the Southeast Produce Council is partnering with the Society of St. Andrew and Publix Super Markets to deliver a straight load of…

Carlos Ríos delivered the inaugural speech at the 6th International Berry Congress of Huelva

Berries "save lives" thanks to the "very high level of health and wellbeing" they help attain

The 6th International Berry Congress was opened a few days ago at the Casa Colón in Huelva with a plea to the healthy and nutritional properties of berries and the new business opportunities opening up for the sector in countries like Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the United Kingdom and the United Arab…

Newhall oranges boast the highest vitamin C content

Never before has the attention of consumers and, therefore, of the citrus fruit industry, focused so much on the vitamin content in oranges. FreshPlaza has talked about it with Paola Caruso, researcher at CREA-Centro di ricerca in Olivicoltura, Frutticoltura e Agrumicoltura in Acireale (CT), Sicily.…

"Make fruit and vegetables cheaper," advised Dutch board

Introduce levies on added sugar, salt, and red meat in the Netherlands and make fruit and vegetables cheaper. That is what a report from the country's Scientific Council for…

Many South Africans report a decline in physical activity due to Covid

Fighting heart disease and strokes through the power of potatoes

In a recent Harvard Health article, cardiologist Dr Dara K. Lee Lewis noted that in comparison with the general population, individuals suffering from cardiovascular disease…

Compound is found naturally in herbs, berries and other fruits

Johns Hopkins: Natural compound may prevent and treat Parkinson’s Disease

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers claim to have increased the evidence that the compound known as farnesol, found naturally in herbs, berries and other fruits, can prevent…

Queensland researchers claim some fruit and vegetables can help prevent asthma

A Redbank Plains researcher has found certain colored fruit and vegetables can prevent asthma, and soon the study will be trialled on patients. Source: theglobalherald.comPhoto…

Singaporean infectious disease experts:

‘Handling vegetables at market could have led to COVID-19 spread’

Experts claim that people who contracted COVID-19 at Bukit Merah View Market and Hawker Centre in June typically had three things in common: They were unvaccinated, did not…

UK Salad company wants to increase growth with 'performance nutritionist'

Prepared salad brand Steve’s Leaves is using an experienced Performance Nutritionist to promote the benefits of watercress in a new campaign targeted towards a younger consumer. "The latest campaign, featuring Ed Tooley, will target under 45s interested in fitness, sport and nutrition via social media…

Australia: Majority of retail business owners want mandatory vaccination

Two-thirds of Australian businesses believe Covid vaccines should be made mandatory for frontline retail staff, a new survey has found. However, according to the Australian…

New study by Gragem Co, Ltd

Broccoli extract might prevent hair loss

According to a study from South Korean company Gragem Co, Ltd., a chemical compound found in broccoli called sulforaphane may increase hair strand count by seven percent in…

Melbourne Market Vaccine Hub opened

A Covid-19 Vaccination Hub will open at the Melbourne Market. Vaccinations will be available for all market access cardholders, contractors and transport operators. This…

A little-known side effect of eating radishes raw

Radishes are little root vegetables that happen to pack a lot of nutrients. Some of the benefits of eating radishes include reduced inflammation and lower cholesterol. One…

Study receives $31,800 of funding

Scientists look at connection between kiwifruit and sleep

A study examining the effects of green kiwifruit on sleep quality and the sleep-wake cycle in males has been awarded funding to the amount of $31,800. The work builds on…

A berry vine found in Asia proves useful in combating lung cancer

In a study reported in Food and Chemical Toxicology, researchers from Okayama University describe the effects of Yamabudo, a garden vine, in mitigating lung cancer in the lab.…

Harvard University istudy

Apples might help combat dementia

In a recently reviewed study published by Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts in American Academy of Neurology, there is mounting evidence…


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