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Mexican Peppers ID'd as Salmonella Culprits

Tainted jalapeno sample traced back to Mexican farm, FDA announces FRIDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- Almost a week after uncovering the first big clue in the nationwide salmonella outbreak, U.S. health officials announced Friday that tainted jalapeno peppers had been definitively t...

Abuelo's Responds to CDC and FDA Warning on Certain Types of Raw Peppers and Tomatoes

LUBBOCK, Texas, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Abuelo's restaurants today released the following statement regarding the nationwide Salmonella outbreak that has been linked to consumption of certain raw jalapeno and Serrano peppers, and tomatoes. "Based on the recommendation of the Centers for Dise...

Nicotine, Chili Peppers Offer Post-Surgery Pain Relief

Findings could bring new treatment options for patients, researchers say MONDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery patients may one day find nicotine patches or hot pepper-based chemicals on their pain prescription pad, researchers say. Nicotine patches and the hot pepper-derivati...

U.S. Debut: Holistic Health And Beauty From The Rainforest - New Book Reveals Closely Guarded Malaysian Health and Beauty Secrets Introducing the World to Time-Honored Tradition of Ramuan

...es associated with certain dietary items. In order to bring balance to the body, "cold" foods like cucumber and eggplant, and "hot" foods like chili peppers and the Malay durian fruit, are combined to address a specific condition. Simultaneous to the debut of the book Biotropics Malaysia Berhad, a...

This Summer, EyeCare America and Celebrity Chefs Want You to Feast Your Eyes on Eye Healthy Foods

...type of foods should you eat?   Most fruits and vegetables contain Vitamin C, including oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, papaya, green peppers and tomatoes. Vitamin E can be found in vegetable oils (safflower and corn oil), almonds, pecans, wheat germ and sunflower seeds. For beta-car...

Semen quality depends upon antioxidants

...or lower intake of vitamins, which act as antioxidants, could affect semen quality. These molecules, which are present in foods such as citrus fruits, peppers and spinach, work by lowering the level of oxidative stress that can affect semen quality, and improve sperm concentration parameters as well as sperm...

Beat Stress for Free: MSN Encourages Americans to Take It Out on the Treadmill

...ead of crackers, brown rice or whole-wheat pasta over refined -- and eat more fruit. Order reduced meat and add more veggies such as tomatoes and bell peppers to fast-food orders such as pizza, burgers and Mexican food. All the food that people eat gives the body vital nutrients that will help strengthen the...

Open Your Eyes to Healthy Eating Habits

...r herring, whole grain foods, chicken and eggs Vitamin C: Fruits and vegetables, including oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, papaya, green peppers and tomatoes Vitamin E: Vegetable oils, such as safflower or corn oil, almonds, pecans, sweet potatoes, and sunflower seeds Zinc...

Chili Pepper Compound Can Bring Pain Relief

...y WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- University of Buffalo scientists say they have found how capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their fiery flavor, also works to relieve joint and muscle pain. In a study appearing Tuesday in the journal PLoS Biology , researchers found that...

U of Minnesota study finds confidence in food safety plunges in wake of peanut butter contamination

...eanut-butter products sold nationwide. The drop in confidence mirrors a similar drop last June, when a salmonella outbreak later traced to jalapeno peppers sickened nearly 1,500 people. The study involves continuously tracking consumer confidence in food supply safety via a weekly online survey of about 1...
Peppers in Biological News

Parasite-resistant peppers green alternatives to chemical pesticides

CHARLESTON, SCRoot-knot nematodes are extreme parasites. These microscopic, omnipresent worms cause major damage to horticultural and field crops in sub-tropical regions, resulting in significant financial losses to growers and gardeners. Until recently, fumigation of the soil with methyl bromi...

New research reveals why chili peppers are hot

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Despite the popularity of spicy cuisine among Homo sapiens, the hotness in chili peppers has always been something of an evolutionary mystery. A plant creates fruit in order to entice animals to eat and disperse its seeds, so it doesn't make sense for that fruit to be pain...

Hot peppers really do bring the heat

Chili peppers can do more than just make you feel hot, reports a study in the August 1 Journal of Biological Chemistry ; the active chemical in peppers can directly induce thermogenesis, the process by which cells convert energy into heat. Capsaicin is the chemical in chili peppers that contr...

Tarantula venom and chili peppers target same pain sensor

Venom from a West Indian tarantula has been shown to cause pain by exciting the same nerve cells in mice that sense high temperatures and the hot, spicy ingredient in chili peppers, UCSF scientists have discovered. The findings demonstrate that some plants and animals have evolved the same molecu...

Natural seed treatment could drastically cut pesticide use

...ers treated the seeds of tomato plants, sweet pepper and maize. Red spider mite attack on tomato plants was down by 80 per cent, aphid attack on sweet peppers cut by 70 per cent and caterpillar damage to maize was reduced by 38 per cent. Initial results were so encouraging that Becker Underwood quickly sta...

Does hotter mean healthier?

...fects many crop species worldwide, including chile peppers in New Mexico. Farmers' observations suggested tha... South Carolina, the researchers hypothesized that peppers that produce high-heat fruits would be more resist... both the root and fruit of different varieties of peppers included. The results of the study concluded, ...

Women double fruit, veggie intake with switch to Mediterranean diet plan

... day of red vegetables, such as tomatoes, tomato sauce and salsa One or more servings a day of yellow or orange vegetables, such as carrots, red bell peppers and pumpkin One or more servings a day of other vegetables, such as artichokes, cucumber, green beans and sugar snap peas One or more servings a day...

A big bunch of tomatoes?

...itecture of inflorescences - flower-bearing shoots - are not. The way that inflorescences branch determines the number and distribution of flowers; in peppers (capsicum) inflorescences do not branch, so flowers are singular; in tomatoes, inflorescence branching is repetitive and regular, forming a zigzagged ...

New hybrid plants could prompt more prodigious pepper production in Southwest

... including salsa, America's top-selling condiment, peppers have found a warm spot in the hearts and stomachs ...t of Agriculture figures show consumption of fresh peppers at an all-time high, only a fraction of these are ...y. Currently more than 70 percent of all fresh peppers consumed in the U.S. are imported from Mexico, and...

How plants fine tune their natural chemical defenses

...nd first author Paul O'Maille, Ph.D., probed the metabolic pathways that members of the nightshade family, which includes tobacco, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and henbane, use to produce terpenescompounds that impart aromatic odors and flavors to foods. In many cases, they are also modified in the plant to p...
Peppers in Biological Technology

Treatment blocks pain without disrupting other functions

...reatments to help the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic pain. The study used a combination of capsaicin the substance that makes chili peppers hot and a drug called QX-314. This combination exploits a characteristic unique to pain-sensing neurons, also called nociceptors, in order to block ...

Onfolio unlocks web research

...tor Cara Garretson searched far and wide for unique approaches to caffeine intake among the networked set. Lest you think soap is the quirkiest, think peppers and caffeine in one spicy combo. You can read her report at: http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0315widernetcaffeine.html . Chris Shipley is the e...
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