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The wonders of Algae

From @IFT News

The uses and benefits of algae is an ever expanding category. From protein to thickening to coloring, this phyto-packed wonder of nature has much to offer the health & wellness sector, not to mention sustainable nutrient resources.

Algae has a number of interesting traits that make it stand out as a future food crop, including high quality protein and overall nutritional content, promising scalability and cost, and consumer familiarity,” says Priera Panescu, senior scientist–plant-based specialist at The Good Food Institute. “Moreover, cultivating algae requires little to no habitable land or agrochemicals, so algae’s use as a crop would contribute significantly to a more sustainable food system.”. Read More


Understanding Organic Farming 101

From Pure Eco India

Ever wonder why Organic Food Crops are more expensive than conventional food crops?

The benefits to us and the eco-system are significant.

With practices like crop rotation, certifications, intensive TLC by labor and cultivation, here is a wonderfully simple explainer. 

Going Vegan? 


Taken from article in "The Conversation"

Written by

‎Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics, King's College London



Veganism, the plant-based diet which shuns meat and dairy, is having its time in the sun. Since 2008, there has been a 350% increase in the number of self-described vegans in the UK alone. Where this motivation stems from is varied, but includes concerns about animal welfare, worries about the environment and religious reasons.

Many people, though, seek a healthier diet. Research suggests that veganism can have health benefits, if well planned. For those who have pursued a diet rich in meat and dairy for most of their lives, embarking on a vegan diet can lead to significant changes within the body. continued here....

FTC Health Compliance Guidance

Organic Industry Survey

Taken from OTA 2019-2020 Report

Myricetin effect on heterocyclic amines


Taken from article 

in Medical News Today


Myricetin is a flavonoid found in parsley and other plants. Parsley contains one of the highest concentrations of myricetin per 100 gramsTrusted Source.

Studies have shownTrusted Source that parsley and other green herbs and vegetables can block heterocyclic amines. These are chemical compounds that have negative qualities. They are generated when meat is grilled at high temperatures.

Those who prefer charred steak should pair it with green vegetables, such as parsley, to help reduce these potentially harmful effects.

Apigenin is a natural chemical found in parsley.  Researchers believe that apigenin could be a promising non-toxic health aid going into the future.


Ginger and mobility


Taken from article 

in Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics.


There is limited evidence that ginger powder consumption can aid in joint mobility due to their phytochemical constituents. This study investigates the effect of ginger supplementation on participants (n = 120) of a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled 3-month clinical trial investigating knee osteoarthritis. Patients were randomly assigned to one of two groups: the ginger group (GG) or the placebo group (PG). Administered daily for 3 months, participants in the GG intervention received capsules containing 500 mg of ginger powder, while PG participants received capsules filled with 500 mg starch. The results of this study indicate that ginger supplementation may have a promising benefits for joints and may, therefore, may warrant further study......