Tag: fruit

Fruit's Pungent Smell Causes Gas Leak Scare At Australian University

The smell of a rotting fruit left on a cupboard was mistaken as a potentially dangerous gas leak. The incident prompted the evacuation of more than 500 people in a university in Melbourne.

Feature | Health April 29, 2018

Avocado Hand: Slicing For Guacamole Sends People To The Hospital

Doctors have seen an increase in injuries caused by slicing avocados. What is behind incidents of people lacerating their hands while preparing the green fruit for their guacamole?

Public Health May 12, 2017

Mystery Illness In India Traced To Lychee Fruit

Lychee may appear harmless but researchers have confirmed that the fruit plays a role in a mystery disease that has been plaguing a town in India since 1995.

Public Health February 1, 2017

New Genetic Recipe Can Make Once-Sweet Tomatoes Flavorful Again

Researchers have identified the chemical compounds that are linked to tomato flavors that people enjoy. The findings can help growers make tomatoes flavorful again.

Feature | Science January 27, 2017

Eating Fruits During Pregnancy May Boost Child's IQ

Eating fruits during pregnancy may boost a child's IQ, a new study has found. Prenatal fruit consumption specifically resulted in higher scores in cognitive tests when the children reached 1 year of age.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2016

Eating Mangoes May Help Fight Cancer, Inflammation

Mangoes have long been found to contain anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer nutrients. The availability of the compounds responsible for this was tested in a clinical trial for the first time.

Life February 19, 2016

Cambridge Consultants Develops Robot That Can Pick And Sort Out Fruits

A new fruit-picking robot was developed by UK-based design and development company Cambridge Consultants. The robot can sort fruits and vegetables, and even pick out the weeds among plants.

Animals October 16, 2015

Home Gardener Claimed She Created New Fruit Hybrid, Fooled Local Reporter

Chris Frank reports about a mystery fruit found in a woman's backyard in Winfield, Kansas. The woman claims it is a cross between a watermelon and a tomato.

Internet Culture September 28, 2015

There's A Big Chance You Are One Among Millions Of Americans Not Eating Enough Fruits And Vegetables

Most American adults do not consume enough fruits and vegetables, a CDC study has found. Researchers said better dietary practices during childhoold may improve odds of having good eating habits later in life.

Life July 13, 2015

Fructose in Fruit Could Make You Hungrier, Study Finds

Is eating healthy bad for you? Fruit could lead to cravings for calorie-packed foods, such as breads.

Life May 6, 2015

Weight Loss Tips: Here Are 12 Actually Backed By Science

There’s no disputing science. Backed by solid proof, these tips are all you’ll need to blast fat away and slim down to your best size.

Life April 27, 2015

Glowing Flowers Help Scientists Understand How Flowers Shed Their Petals

Scientists explain a flower's petal-shedding process called abscission. The study may prove significant to the cut flower and fruit industries, whose products need to stay fresh and intact for long.

Earth/Environment February 27, 2015

Grapefruit juice may help control diabetes and weight gain

The grapefruit diet has been popular since the 1930's. Now, new research shows drinking juice of the fruit has significant benefits for health.

Life October 11, 2014

Add more tomatoes, reduce your risk of prostate cancer

Researchers have found that men who consume at least 10 portions of tomatoes a week have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. Researchers say that eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables are important in lowering cancer risk.

Life August 28, 2014

Nationwide fruit recall expands, more grocers now on the list

A mid-July recall of fruit from wholesalers including Costo and Trader Joe's is being expanded. The Wawona Packing Co. has not processed fruit due to listeria concerns since July 18.

Life August 4, 2014

Peaches, necterines, plums among nationwide recall for listeria

Listeria monocytogenes, the bacteria that causes listeria, may have contaminated stone fruits nationwide, triggering product recalls.

Life July 25, 2014

Trader Joe's, Costco recalling fruit due to Listeria concerns

A California fruit company is issuing a national recall on several fruits that may be contaminated with Listeria. The FDA is warning seniors, children and pregnant women not to eat the fruit.

Life July 21, 2014

Watercress tops powerhouse fruit, veggie list; time to slice crust off white bread

New ranking of vegetables and fruits shows some surprising results. Research reveals the top 41 "powerhouse fruits and vegetables."

Life June 6, 2014

New U.S. guidelines successful in making school kids eat more veggies and fruits

Kids in schools are eating more fruits and vegetables, thanks to new guidelines released by USDA.

Life March 6, 2014

USDA expands the WIC food assistance scheme to include fresh fruit and veggies

The U.S. Depart of Agriculture has now broadened its WIC food assistance scheme to include fresh, frozen, and canned fruits and vegetables. The scheme, intended to provide food assistance to low-income women and children, has been running for forty years.

Life March 4, 2014

Inconceivable! Kids are eating more fruit and veg, says Harvard study

The USDA's nutritional guidelines, introduced in 2012, have seen increased consumption of fruits and vegetables at low-income school cafeterias.

Life March 4, 2014

Fruit-loving lemurs are the brainiest of all

Lemurs are smart, social mammals. A new study now shows those lemurs that eat fruit are the smartest of all, but why?

Animals February 25, 2014

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