March 2012 Blog Posts (6)

A walnut is an edible seed of any tree of the genus Juglans Walnuts are rounded, single-seeded stone fruits of the walnut tree. The walnut fruit is enclosed in a green, fleshy husk. This husk is ined…

walnut is an edible seed of any tree of the genus Juglans Walnuts are rounded, single-seeded stone fruits of the walnut tree. The walnut fruit is enclosed in a green, fleshy husk. This husk is inedible. After harvest, the removal of the husk reveals the wrinkly walnut shell, which is in two halves. This shell is hard and encloses the…
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Added by Bindiya sharma on March 27, 2012 at 4:27pm — No Comments

processing toxicant

Processing toxicants are the substances formed from the food itself, during production, processing, storage and cooking.

Food processing toxicants - examples are

  1.  N-Nitrosamine formation from nitrites.
  2. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. …
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Added by Bindiya sharma on March 21, 2012 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Caramel issue hitting food industries

Coke, Pepsi scramble on caramel issue

Surajeet Dasgupta & Viveat Susan Pinto / New Delhi/ Mumbai Mar 12, 2012, 00:29 IST

Coca-Cola India will import caramel made through a modified process from its…

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Added by Sanjeev Sharma on March 21, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Tiny.. but mighty.. - Potential Health benefits of Flax Seeds.

What is in size?? Well, when it comes to flax seeds, the health benefits measures it as huge among other nutritious grains. It might be tiny but it is the mighty among all seeds (also grains). The flax seed can be seen as the fully loaded nutritious grain on the planet.



Flax seed or Flax Grain? Technically we don’t see Flaxseeds do not come under the category of grains as it contains a good amount of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Anti-oxidants and fibers which are not found in the…

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Added by Palanivel Raj on March 20, 2012 at 9:43am — No Comments

Secondary metabolites

Secondary metabolites are organic compounds derived from primary metabolites The plants form secondary  metabolites e.g. for protection against pests, as colouring, scent, or attractants and as the plant's own hormones.They are are not directly involved in the normal growth,development or reproduction of an organism.Secondary metabolites carry out a number of protective functions in the human body. Plant secondary metabolites can boost the immune…

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Added by Bindiya sharma on March 13, 2012 at 4:22pm — No Comments

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