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New paper published - Emissions of carotenoid cleavage products upon heat shock and mechanical wounding from a foliose lichen

Text by Lauri Laanisto

I like that this paper starts with a metaphor: “Chlorophyll (Chl) is a double-edged sword for plants.” Because “This molecule is capable of harvesting sunlight, initiating the process of photosynthesis, but it also involves an unavoidable risk of photooxidation.” 572 more words

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Changing Lifestyle is anticipated to witness drive the functional foods market growth Over The Forecast Period

The global functional foods market is expected to reach USD 255.10 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing geriatric population, healthcare costs, consumers ‘consciousness towards their well-being, and changing lifestyle is expected to drive the functional foods market growth over the forecast period. 656 more words

Striking Gold: Why Are Butterfly Chrysalises Gold?

Written by Nancy Miorelli

Many butterfly chrysalises glimmer in the sunlight with golden studs or gold leafing. Rather than looking like something living, these delicate pupa decorate the surrounding foliage like miniature ornaments.  1,130 more words


Plant Compounds May Boost Brain Function in Older Adults, Study Says

The same compounds that give plants and vegetables their vibrant colors might be able to bolster brain functioning in older adults, according to a recent study from the University of Georgia. 594 more words


Vegetable compounds found to improve cognition in old age.

Carotenoids are pigments synthesized by plants that give vegetables their yellow, orange, and red colors. Their antioxidant properties, as well as their benefits for visual health, are well known, but emerging research suggests these compounds may have a positive impact on cognition as well. 24 more words


Whole Foods Wednesday - Winter Squash

There’s a reason your mama was always trying to get you to eat squash – it’sSO good for you! Winter squash has long been recognized as an important food source of carotenoids, but also has antioxidant support, anti inflammatory benefits, and potential blood sugar regulation benefits. 78 more words



The big prismatic fountain in Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the United States, and the third largest in the world, 132 more words

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