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Sunkist(R) Lemons Freshen Up Lenten Foods

KEEP YOUR PLEDGES BUT DON'T DENY YOUR TASTE BUDS ... FRESH LEMONS CAN ADD PIZAZZ TO OTHERWISE PLAIN LENTEN MEALS SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative cooking is at its finest during the forty days of Lent when millions around the world fast and give up their favorite foods...

Kids Squeeze 'Aid' Out of Lemons as Take a Stand(R) Program Launches Nationwide

Sunkist Take a Stand Campaign Returns For Its Fifth Year to Give Away 20,000 Free Lemonade Stands to Kids Raising Money For Charity SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sunkist Take a Stand(R) campaign is back for a fifth year and bigger than ever. This year Sunkist Growers, w...

Rita's Squeezes Pediatric Cancer with $451,000 Donation

...OGO ) From June 1 through June 30, more than 550 Rita's locations participated in the company's fourth consecutive fundraiser and sold paper lemons in $1 increments to Rita's guests. All guests had the option to personalize their paper lemons, which were then displayed in the local store's "Wall o...

Pfizer's work on penicillin for World War II becomes a National Historic Chemical Landmark

..., named SUCIAC "Sugar Under Conversion to Citric Acid." By the mid-1920s the output of citric acid using fermentation far outpaced the production from lemons and limes. The price of citric acid, $1.25 a pound in 1919, dropped to 20 cents. Pfizer began applying fermentation to other products, such as gluc...

True Orange Joins the True Lemon & True Lime Family

...Orange, True Lemon and True Lime have been embraced by: -- Orange, lemon and lime lovers; -- Home chefs; -- People tired of wasting fresh oranges, lemons and limes; -- People who don't like the taste of plain water; -- People avoiding artificial or natural sweeteners; -- People trying to lose weight;...

Citrus juice, vitamin C give staying power to green tea antioxidants

...nd tea catechins apparently helps shelter the complex from degradation, a force likely overcome by enzymes within a healthy human digestive system. lemons and tea go even better together than their popularity might suggest. Lemon juice caused 80 percent of tea's catechins to remain, the study found. Foll...

FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

... uses computer games to make the practice less tedious. In one application, as patients grasp and release their hands, an image shows a hand squeezing lemons or stealing jewels. Moving forward, Dr. Cramer said, researchers must keep an eye on safety to ensure vulnerable patients do not get hurt. He ad...

Genes Play Major Role in Determining Individual's Sour Taste Perception

...hat these differences are determined in part by their taste genes. So someone who inherited a high sensitivity to sour taste may find foods containing lemons or vinegar off-putting, whereas the same foods may be better accepted by a person whose genes make them less sensitive. "These taste perceptio...

Premature Birth Linked With Increased Use of Pesticides

...p transform the way humanity cares for its world," said James Lemons, M.D., Hugh McK. Landon Professor of Pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine. Dr. lemons is director of the section of neonatal-perinatal medicine at the IU School of Medicine and heads the Riley Hospital for Children of Clarian Health's s...
Lemons in Biological News

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 25, 2008

...ic that is compatible with fabrics, as a solution. They used the material to prepare microcapsules containing limonene, the familiar scent abundant in lemons and widely-used in perfumes, and applied the capsules onto wool and polyester samples. In laboratory tests, the microcapsules showed good performance ...

Irritating smells alert special cells, NIH-funded study finds

...mall amount of an irritating chemical, as might naturally emanate from some kinds of fresh fruit, will not bring on gagging and coughing. For example, lemons contain the volatile chemicals citral and geraniol but at levels too low to trigger a trigeminal response. Only high, potentially dangerous levels of ...

Premature births may be linked to seasonal levels of pesticides and nitrates in surface water

...p transform the way humanity cares for its world," said James Lemons, M.D., Hugh McK. Landon Professor of Pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine. Dr. lemons is director of the section of neonatal-perinatal medicine at the IU School of Medicine and heads the Riley Hospital for Children of Clarian Health's s...

Studies force new view on biology of flavonoids

... are polyphenolic compounds with some common characteristics that are widely found in fruits and vegetables and often give them their color ?they make lemons yellow and certain apples red. They are also found in some other foods, such as coffee, tea, wine, beer and chocolate, and studies in recent years had...

Scientists solve sour taste proteins

...now what is happening in the brain -- that is, exactly how the brain would interpret the signals coming from the tongue to tell the difference between lemons and lemonade," Matsunami said. Future experiments using live animals as test models will be needed to answer remaining questions about taste sensation...

From a Few Wild Ancestors, a Citrus Cornucopia

...f these ancestral forms. The research also supports the generally held concept that most familiar citrus fruits -- including oranges, grapefruits, and lemons -- are actually hybrids. A Chosen Few Part of this can be explained by the fact that citrus, which is native to Southeast Asia, hybridizes readi...
Lemons in Biological Technology

Study shows that genes can protect kids against poverty

...erty can determine a child's fate," says Moffitt. "The study showed that many children - and parents - use their natural talents and abilities to turn lemons into lemonade." ...
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