Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Oranges & Root-Vegetables Soup with Ginger and Tarragon Recipe

A cup of fresh orange juice is what unifies the flavors in a soup made from pureed boiled root vegetables. The hot steamy soup is garnished with both navel and red-fleshed Cara Cara oranges. 

Ingredients

1 Vidalia onion, coarsely chopped (about 2 1/2 cups)
2 oranges, such as Cara Cara navels
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 large parsnip, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 2 1/4 cups)
1/2 small rutabaga, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 3/4 cups)
1 small celery root, peeled and coarsely chopped (about 2 1/2 cups)
2 cans (14.5 ounces each) chicken broth
3/4 teaspoon freshly grated peeled ginger
2 thyme sprigs
1/2 cup water, plus more if needed
Fresh tarragon leaves, for garnish 

Directions

Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and 3/4 teaspoon salt, and cook until onion is softened, about 6 minutes (do not let brown). Add parsnip, rutabaga, celery root, thyme, and broth. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat. Cover, and simmer until vegetables are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

Discard thyme. Puree soup in batches in a blender until smooth (fill blender only halfway), and transfer to a clean pot.

Finely grate enough peel of 1 orange to yield 1/2 teaspoon zest. Working over a bowl, cut segments of orange free of membranes, and set aside. Squeeze juice from membranes into a bowl, then squeeze enough juice from remaining orange to yield 1 cup total. Just before serving, reheat to warm. Stir in orange zest, juice, ginger, and water, plus more to thin to desired consistency. Season with salt, and garnish with orange segments, tarragon, and pepper.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Dry Farming Next Wave in Drought-plagued World

Is dry farming the next wave in a drought-plagued world? Some fruit growers in California eschew irrigation and have escaped the financial fallout experienced by fellow farmers in recent years.

When he wasn’t swearing in Spanish at his broken mechanical potato harvester, Ryan Power of New Family Farm spent the better part of his afternoon professing his commitment to “dry farming”—growing food without any irrigation. Now, he was thirsty.

We took our leave of his rainbow-colored field of dry-farmed quinoa, and walked over to a patch of tomato plants that hadn’t been watered or rained on for six months. The plants appeared roughly how one might expect the recipients of zero water outside of Sebastopol at the tail end of California’s record drought last year to look—all but dead. The only signs of life were the plump, radiant orbs dangling from the withered vine. Power carefully removed a golf ball-sized fruit. “Try one of these,” he said.

It felt heavy for its size, and a tad soft. My teeth had to press a little to puncture its chewy skin. I was about to taste the famous California dry-farmed Early Girl, and was prepared for an intense flavor experience. But I wasn’t prepared to be thrown in a vat of tomato juice. This tomato hadn’t received the memo about any water shortage.


The flavor was vivid and bright, matching the tomato’s Porsche-red hue. This wasn’t a candy-sweet Sun Gold or low-acid heirloom, but an emissary of tomato essence, a juicy little bomb that tasted like a normal tomato, but with all of the flavor dials turned up to 11.

Dry farmers don’t irrigate their crops—at least beyond the seedling stage. Beyond that generalization, there are many distinct, region-specific variations on this theme. Dry farmers in the mid-Atlantic rely on summer rains. Most of the grain in America’s breadbasket does, too.

Along the Pacific coast, dry farmers follow a Mediterranean-style model tailored to dry summers and wet winters. While this system is beloved by its West Coast practitioners, dry farming is a tiny blip in California’s $43-billion agriculture industry—less than one percent, guesses Steve Gliessman, an agroecology professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. That’s just an estimate, though, he says, as the people that keep track of such data “…don’t even think to ask farmers if they dry farm or not.”

But proponents of the practice believe dry farming could be the way of the future, as climate change and water use continue to drain aquifers.


The dry farmers of California don’t want a single drop of summer rain, as it would only water the weeds. Surface water is of no use to the crops, as the roots of a dry-farmed plant plunge deep into the earth, sniffing out water left months earlier by the heavy rains of winter. Along the way, according to dry-farm enthusiasts, the roots absorb terroir, adding complexity and earthiness to a crop’s flavor.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Are Chocolate Oranges Getting Smaller?

They are a family favourite – a staple of the British sweet counter and the Christmas stocking.

They say the famous chocolate segments have been reduced in size by Cadbury, which is now owned by the US giant Mondelez International.

Aficionados of the orange flavoured confectionary have set up a Facebook page bemoaning its reduced weight.

The group, called  Mondelez are shrinking our Terry's Chocolate Oranges, states: “Mondelez International have decided to shrink the 1932 chocolate orange, a subtle trick that they hoped nobody would notice. Well, we noticed and we’re sick of them ruining British chocolate.”

One Terry’s Chocolate Orange fan, Michael Hood, said: “The segments have one side hollowed out, that’s different I think, so I look at the box and see it weights 157g”

Nikita Broughton, said: “Great another chocolate I can't buy anymore! Hopefully they'll stop doing it when nobody buys it!”

Mondelez took over production of Terry’s Chocolate Orange in 2012, moving its production to processing plants in Poland.

It has been previously accused of cutting the number of Crème Eggs and Curly Wurlys in its multipacks without reducing their price to customers.


Mondelez blamed the need to reduce the contents of its multipacks on the rising costs of ingredient

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7 Things That Are Orange

Garfield
Garfield, an American comic strip created by Jim Davis. Published since 1978, it chronicles the life of the title character, the cat Garfield; Jon, his owner; and Jon's dog, Odie. As of 2013, it was syndicated in roughly 2,580 newspapers and journals, and held the Guinness World Record for being the world's most widely syndicated comic strip.

Bad Spray Tan

If you decide to try the spray tan again, definitely make sure you’ve got the supplies for fixing mistakes at home, and try to make your appointments at a minimum of three days BEFORE your event.

Buffalo Wings

Buffalo wings are used in competitive eating events, such as Philadelphia's Wing Bowl and at the National Buffalo Wing Festival. It has also become commonplace for restaurants to offer a wing eating contest[12] featuring a customer eating a certain number of wings, coated in their hottest sauce. Many bars and restaurants intentionally create an extra-hot sauce for this purpose, and customers are usually rewarded with a picture on the wall or free meal.


Traffic Cones

On the color wheel, Safety Orange (aka "Blaze" Orange) is opposite azure – the color of the sky. That makes this hue the most dissimilar to an outdoor backdrop and the easiest to spot. The color is Orange-152 on the Pantone Matching System (PMS) with 14 parts yellow + 3 parts warm red + ¼ part black.

Cheetos

Cheetos was ranked as the top selling brand of cheese puffs in its primary market of the United States; worldwide the annual retail sales totaled approximately $4 billion. The original Crunchy Cheetos are still in production but the product line has since expanded to include 21 different types of Cheetos in North America alone. As Cheetos are sold in more than 36 countries.

Fanta Orange Soda
Fanta originated as a result of difficulties importing Coca-Cola syrup into Nazi Germany during World War II due to a trade embargo.[1] To circumvent this, Max Keith, the head of Coca-Cola Deutschland (Coca-Cola GmbH) during the war, decided to create a new product for the German market, using only ingredients available in Germany at the time, including whey and apple pomace -


Life Vests
Orange is a great color for life jackets because it is a very bright color that you rarely find in nature. If you are trying to rescue someone who has fallen overboard, you need to be able to see them. If they are wearing a bright orange life jacket you will be better able to see them than if their life jacket were blue or green.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Orange Marinated Pork Tenderloin Recipe

This is very simple and the flavor is wonderful! My husbands uncle gave us this recipe years ago, it is a staple in our home! Great with pasta or rice!

Ingredients

1 cup orange juice
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
3 teaspoons minced garlic
2 (3/4 pound) whole pork tenderloins
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

Make the orange marinade by whisking together the orange juice, soy sauce, rosemary, and garlic. Pour over pork tenderloin and marinate for at least one hour, preferably overnight.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Drain pork, reserving the marinade, and place on a baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Roast for about 20 minutes until internal temperature has reached 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Meanwhile, strain the reserved marinade and bring it to a simmer in a small saucepan. Serve this as a sauce for the meat.

Tip
Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Update On The Houston Orange Show Center For Visionary Art

Houston postman Jeff McKissack created The Orange Show in honor of his favorite fruit and illustrate his belief that longevity results from hard work and good nutrition. Working in isolation from 1956 until his death in 1980, McKissack used common building materials and found objects — bricks, tiles, fencing, farm implements — to transform an East End lot into an architectural maze of walkways, balconies, arenas and exhibits decorated with mosaics and brightly painted iron figures.


When McKissack died, Houston arts patron Marilyn Oshman formed a non-profit foundation to preserve The Orange Show. The 21 original donors represent a diverse cross-section of Houston -- Dominique de Menil, Nina Cullinan, members of the legendary Texas rock band ZZ Top and East End funerary director Tommy Schlitzberger. In 1982, the restored site opened and newly hired staff began to integrate The Orange Show into Houston's cultural life through a wide variety of programs. Artists, musicians and literary figures that make Houston their home bring depth and dimension to programs, and give the public immediate access to creative thinking.  

Programs focus on the Orange Show's ability to make basic elements of art tangible and accessible. Dynamic events involve at risk youth in community enriching art projects -- to date 28 murals have been created under Orange Show auspices. A library and archive document visionary artists and environments. Outreach programs encourage the public to participate in the creative process; among the most successful of these is Art Car Weekend.


Attend the April 8th Easter Orange Hunt& PEEPS Art Contest. Bring the kids out for our annual Easter Orange Hunt! Let them loose in the colorful maze of the Orange Show Monument as they search for candy-filled eggs, oranges and other fun prizes! The Easter Orange Hunt will start at 11AM SHARP - please make sure to get to the Orange Show on time! But before you head out there, construct your very own marshmallowy masterpiece out of the beloved sugary candy PEEPS and participate in our Third Annual Houston PEEPS Art Contest! About the 3rd annual houston peeps art contest. The Houston PEEPS Art Contest is all about being creative! PEEPS Art Contests occur in many cities across the nation, but The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art is excited to bring the PEEPS Art Contest to Houston.

April 8th is also the day of the 30th Annual Houston Art Car Parade Kick Off Party for the Art Car Parade that is slated to take place on Saturday, April 12th along Allen Parkway and we can't wait to show off all the awesome new entries this year! Join us on Saturday April 4th, a week prior to the big day, for our Houston Art Car Parade Kickoff Party hosted by Texas Monthly and Saint Arnold Brewing Company! 

Live music in the Lindley Fish in Smither Park, bike decorating hosted by the Orange Show as well as photo-based kids crafts hosted by Houston Center for Photography, and of course Art Cars will make for a great way to kick off the 28th year of Houston Art Car Parade festivities! Bring your own bike to decorate at Smither Park during the Kickoff Party and you'll be able to join the Orange Show Art Bikes as they roll during the 28th Annual Houston Art Car Parade on Saturday, April 11th!

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Put Your Best Fork Forward

"Put Your Best Fork Forward" at the Dinner Table During National Nutrition Month. National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. In addition, National Nutrition Month® promotes the Academy and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, celebrated on the second Wednesday in March, increases awareness of registered dietitian nutritionists as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and recognizes RDNs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives.

Be sure to visit the Academy's National Nutrition Month® website during the upcoming months for new and updated resources to help make the NNM 2017 celebration an infinite success!

History

Initiated in March 1973 as a week-long event, "National Nutrition Week" became a month-long observance in 1980 in response to growing public interest in nutrition. Read more in the article, "National Nutrition Month: A Brief History."

The Academy's mission is to promote optimal nutrition and well-being for all people by advocating for its members. With more than 100,000 credentialed practitioners, the Academy is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The majority of the Academy's members are registered dietitian nutritionists and nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered.

National Nutrition Month® is the property of the Academy. Its use is encouraged, but only in accordance with the Academy's published guidelines. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Nutritional Value of Cara Cara Navel Oranges

Cara Cara, Navel oranges also called the Red Orange Fruit. The Cara Cara is sometimes called the red orange fruit because, while it resembles a navel orange from the outside, the inner flesh is pinkish-red. The flavor is like that of an orange but slightly tangier. It imparts a range of nutritional value, including vitamin C, folate, vitamin A and potassium. The nutrition in these fruits help you meet your daily needs for several vitamins and minerals.

Calories and Protein

One medium Cara Cara weighing 154 g adds 80 calories to your meal plan, which makes it a good choice for snacking. Choosing nutritionally dense foods for snacks, such as the Cara Cara, gives you more bang for your calorie buck. While this citrus fruit may be rich in vitamins and minerals, it does not provide much in the way of protein. One piece of fruit has 1 g of the 50 to 175 g of protein you should consume daily.

Carbohydrates and Fiber

Include a Cara Cara in your meal plan, and you take in 19 g of carbohydrates. The 225 to 325 g of carbohydrates recommended for daily consumption are necessary for keeping up your energy levels. This type of fruit is a good source of fiber, containing 3 g per piece. The soluble fiber in Cara Caras -- you need 22 to 34 g daily -- helps maintain normal cholesterol levels.

Vitamin C and Vitamin A

A Cara Cara delivers 150 percent of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C if you follow a 2,000 calorie diet. The vitamin C in this fruit is good for your skin and joints, but it may also offer particular benefits for smokers. A study published in the 2011 "Journal of Oncology" indicates that vitamin C may help prevent the proliferation of lung cancer cells triggered by cigarette smoke. You also take in 30 percent of the vitamin A you need each day in one Cara Cara, which positively influences your vision.

Folate

Eating Cara Caras when trying to get pregnant is a good option -- this fruit provides 15 percent of the recommended folate. Folate is useful when attempting to conceive and during pregnancy by protecting a developing fetus from some types of birth defects. The folate in your meal plan from this fruit and other foods may also protect you from cancer as it maintains normal cell growth.

Potassium

One Cara Cara contains 250 mg of potassium; you need 2,000 mg of this mineral each day. Potassium plays a critical function in your body's function, conducting electricity along your body to influence your heart's ability to beat properly. Getting adequate amounts of potassium may also reduce your risk of having a stroke.

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The Power of Blueberries and Oranges

Blueberries  and  oranges  are  excellent  sources  of  nutrients, helping our body fight chronic diseases.

The Power of Blueberries 


Sidekicks: purple grapes, cranberries, boysenberries, raspberries,  strawberries,  currants,  cherries,  and  all  other varieties of fresh, frozen, or dried berries. Eat at least 1 to 2 cups daily. Blueberries contain: Salicylic acid, carotenoids, fiber, folate,  vitamin  C,  vitamin  E,  potassium,  manganese, magnesium,  iron,  riboflavin,  niacin,  phytoestrogens,  low calories. 

The blueberry combines more powerful disease-fighting antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable. They are called “brain berries” and “youth berries.”  Just one serving of blueberries provides as many antioxidants as five servings of carrots, apples, broccoli, or squash. Blueberries have extraordinary health and anti-aging benefits and may lowering your risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.  And we can’t forget their help in maintaining healthy skin and reducing the sags and bags brought on by age. One recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who ate the equivalent of 1 cup of blueberries daily had an increased level of antioxidants in their blood – an increase which is now being studied as a “physiologic state” that plays an important role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, senility, cancer, and 
degenerative eye diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts. 

Ways to eat blueberries:
• Sprinkle berries and wheat germ on yogurt
• Mix frozen berries in hot oatmeal or toss on cold cereal
• Whip into a smoothie with yogurt, banana, ice, and soy or nonfat milk
• Drop some on whole-wheat buttermilk pancakes just before turning them
• Enjoy a cup of berries in soy milk sweetened with buckwheat honey
• Nibble from a big bowl of fresh blueberries while sitting on the porch

Oranges


Sidekicks:  lemons, white and pink grapefruit, kumquats, tangerines, limes. Eat 1 cup daily.
Oranges contain: Vitamin C, potassium, fiber, polyphenols, folate, pectin, limonene Oranges are rich in vitamin C support heart health and may prevent cancer, stroke, diabetes, and a host of chronic ailments. Pectin is the dietary fiber in oranges and it is very effective in helping to reduce cholesterol. 

It is present in large amounts in the white lining of citrus fruit (known as albedo).  An easy way to increase your pectin intake is to eat the pith, the white thread-like material attached to the inside of the peel. Dietary pectin has been shown to lower glucose absorption and thus insulin production in people with Type II Dia-betes, which is fast becoming an epidemic in developed countries. 

Vitamin C, which is abundantly available in oranges, also plays a role in fighting cancer. In fact, there is a relatively consistent inverse  association  of  vitamin  C  with  cancer  of  the  stomach,  oral cancer, and cancer of the esophagus. This makes sense as vitamin C protects against nitrosamines, cancer-causing agents found in food that are thought to be responsible for instigating cancers  of  the  mouth,  stomach,  and  colon.  One  Swiss  study found that those who died of any type of cancer had vitamin C concentrations  about  10  percent  lower  than  those  who  died from other causes.

It has been estimated that drinking 1 cup of orange juice daily may  lower  the  risk  of  stroke  in  healthy  men  by  25  percent  while the risk in reduced only 2 percent from other fruits. Vitamin C in supplement form does not appear to have the same benefits as the whole fruit when it comes to stroke prevention. Another reason to rely on whole foods for optimal nutrition!

Get some orange in your life:
• Eat an orange, tangerine, or Clementine everyday
• Add mandarin orange segments to a spinach salad with  chopped red onion
• Sprinkle grapefruit halves with a dusting of brown sugar and broil for a great dessert
• Add orange juice to a fruit smoothie
• Keep some orange and/or lemon zest in your freezer : put it in cakes, cookies, muffins, or even drinks for a refreshing boost of nutrition and flavor. Sprinkle on yogurt, in fruit salads, and even chicken salad. Use citrus zest in hot tea
• Citrus juice adds a flavor boost to many poultry and fish dishes

Use orange wedges as a refresher for athletes, young and old. They give a much-needed boost of antioxidants and vitamin C on the playing field or at the gym.

Are you looking for great tasting oranges to use as gifts for a business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to http://sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Orange Glazed Ham with Baby Carrots Recipe

Learn how to cook delicious Orange glazed ham with baby carrots . 

Enjoy fine selection of quality Orange glazed ham with baby carrots recipes and tips. Get one of our Orange glazed ham with baby carrots recipe and prepare delicious and healthy treat for your family or friends. Bon appetit!

Ingredients

    1 (8 to 10-pound) smoked ham, bone-in, skin on
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1 bunch fresh sage leaves
    1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut in chunks
    2 medium navel oranges, sliced thin, seeds removed
    2 cups orange juice
    2 cups light brown sugar, packed
    1 cup water
    1/4 teaspoon whole cloves
    2 cinnamon sticks
    1 1/2 pounds peeled baby carrots

Directions

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Put the ham in a large roasting pan, fat side up. Using a sharp knife, score the ham with cuts across the skin, about 2-inches apart and 1/2-inch deep. Cut diagonally down the slashes to form a diamond pattern; season the meat generously with salt and pepper. Chop about 8 of the sage leaves and put in a bowl; mix with the oil to make a paste. Rub the sage-oil all over the ham, being sure to get the flavor into all the slits. Bake the ham for 2 hours. Now there is plenty of time to bang-out the orange glaze.

For the glaze: Place a saucepan over medium heat. Add the chunks of butter, oranges, orange juice, brown sugar, water, and spices. Slowly cook the liquid down to a syrupy glaze; this should take about 30 to 40 minutes. 

 After the ham has been going for a couple of hours, pour the orange glaze all over it, with the pieces of fruit and all. Scatter the remaining sage leaves on top and stick the ham back in the oven. Continue to cook for 1 1/2 hours, basting with the juices every 30 minutes.

Scatter the carrots around the ham and coat in the orange glaze. Stick the ham once again back in the oven and cook for a final 30 minutes, until the carrots are tender, the ham is dark and crispy, and the whole thing is glistening with a sugary glaze.

Set the ham on a cutting board to rest before carving. Serve the carrots and orange glaze on the side.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Your Navel Oranges Are Ready

For over 30 years we have been a part of the fresh-squeezed orange juice industry. Sunburst  Oranges offers its services and knowledge to provide the OJC (Orange Juice Connoisseur) the best orange available, at any given time of the year, to make the finest, premium, freshly-squeezed juice possible.


Three steps to home squeezed orange juice...

1. Pick Box Size - 3 sizes to choose from:


(enough to make approximately 10 glasses of juice)


(enough to make approximately 18 glasses of juice)

2. Pick Shipping Frequency

• One time • Every 2 weeks • Once per month

3. Pick Shipping Period

Every 2 weeks - 15% discount

Once per month - 10% discount

Varieties of oranges will vary during different months of the year. Each box contains a variety description, origin, hints to achieving the best flavour profile for that particular variety as well as a standard guide to sanitation and storage to best protect and preserve your work.

Get the freshest juice possible – click on link of your choice of size above to get started

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Eating Oranges In The Shower A Liberating Experience

Does our headline seem a bit strange when you first read it? Well I can sure understand that. But the following story was found on on ... http://www.foodbeast.com/news/shower-orange/

Here is what they had to say about this experience that punches buttons with all of your senses.

"This isn't one of those internet challenges that pop up, seemingly every other day, but it's just as strange of a trend.

Eating oranges in the shower has become the new therapeutic trend that people swear by.

The idea behind it is tapping into your primal instincts, tearing into the orange without worry of a mess, and being immediately cleansed while you go as crazy as you want with that orange.

People Are Suddenly Eating Oranges In The Shower For 'Liberating' Experience

Its origins can be linked back to 2016, when Reddit user Photon_bandit said he was at an Italian youth camp and his counselor asked him, "Would you like to know the most liberating, carnal, and best feel-good thing you can ever experience is?"

While that sounds like it could lead to something extremely inappropriate, it was only mildly inappropriate, as the counselor suggested the orange shower.

Of course, because the internet picks up on things randomly, a subreddit was created for the showering experience, as users share photos of themselves, and describe their experience:

I couldn't stop myself. I tried one and kept going until I hit 6 and realized what I had done. Truly life changing." - Haydo1239

As a first timer, I found this experiment very fruitful to my pleasure endeavors. - Skrami

Even the guys from the popular YouTube channel Good Mythical Morning tried it out and filmed it. They didn't exactly get enlightening results, but it looked fun.

Is this the new experience that leads to true nirvana? Who knows, but at least people are eating fruit, even if it's in an unconventional location."

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Antioxidant and Antipathogenic Activities of Citrus Peel Oils

Citrus is one of the most important com-mercial fruit crops grown in all continents of the world. Due to natural distinct flavors and medicinal value, people’s interest is increasing inits consumption. Citrus contains bioactivecompounds that lower the risk of colorectal, esophageal, gastric and stomach cancers, stroke and play protective role against many chronicdiseases. Beside this, citrus fruits also have asignificant role in improving blood lipid profilesand survival in the elderly. 

In current citrus industry, citrus fruits areconsumed as raw or as processed juice whilefruit peel is produced in great quantities and due to unawareness, this highly valuable peelhaving renowned mass is regarded mainly as awaste. Citrus peel has significant economicvalue for its essential oil. If proper recyclingof this peel is performed, a valuable productcan be made from this natural gift in the formof peel oil. Interestingly, recent research studieshave revealed that fruit peel of citrus hasessential oils which provide antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Essential oils of  plants have been proven to be eco-friendly bio-control agent too.

Photosensitization is a potential problem withmany cold pressed citrus oils. Distillationtechniques are the most common fragranceyielding method. Since the last decade, consumersare becoming more conscious of the nutritionalvalue and safety of their health as well as food and ingredients while on the other hand, pestcontrol (bacterial & fungal) in the public healthsector continues to place heavy reliance upon theuse of synthetic chemicals. The present study wascarried out with the objectives to characterizecitrus peel oil in a range of citrus cultivars on the basis of physical, morphological and chemicalcharacters; to document potential use of oil as anantioxidant and antimicrobial additive.

Materials and methods
 Plant material collection and extraction of essential oils

All citrus plant material used in this study wascollected from the in situ citrus repositorymaintained and authenticated by the citrus experts at the Institute of Horticultural Sciences (IHS),University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.An exclusive citrus gene pool has been established  by the IHS following precise descriptive identi-fication of all available species at PostgraduateAgricultural Research Station (PARS) and Experimental Fruit Garden Square # 9. Maturefruits (in uniform size) of commonly grown citruscultivars viz. sweet oranges (Citrus sinensis Vars.Jaffa, Blood Red and Mosambi), Mandarins(Citrus reticulata  Var. kinnow) and grapefruits (Citrus paradisi Var. Shamber) were collected from the Postgraduate Agricultural ResearchStation (PARS) and Experimental Fruit GardenSquare # 9, Institute of Horticultural Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.To find out the quantity of essential oil contentsin peel; minimum 5 kilograms of peel of eachcultivars were collected. Conventional hydro-distillation method was used to extract the oil fromcitrus peel. The essential oils were dried over anhydrous sodium sulphate to remove any tracesof water and kept at 4° C until use. Extraction process was carried in triplicate to obtainreproducible results.

Analysis of essential oil
Five microliters of essential oil were diluted using 0.5 mL of n-hexane (0.5 mL) and analyzed with the Agilent 6890N GC was interfaced with aVG Analytical 70-250s double - focusing massspectrometer apparatus equipped with a 30 m ×0.32 mm fused capillary silica column coated withDB-5. Mass spectrometer was operated in the EImode at 70 eV and in the m/z range 40-500.Carrier gas helium was passed at a flow rate of 1.0 mL/min and the injector and the transfer linewere maintained at 250 and 280° C, respectively.The column temperature was kept constant at 60° C for 4 min and then programmed to rise to 240° C at 4° C/min with hold up time of 15 min at 240° C. Retention indices of the separated compounds were determined on the basis of ahomologous series of n-alkanes.The relative proportions of the essential oilconstituents were expressed as percentagesobtained by peak area normalization, and allrelative response factors were taken as one.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Greek Orange Roast Lamb Recipe

In Greece, meat (lamb, beef, chicken) and potatoes in the oven is an ubiquitous dish throughout the winter. Instead of the usual lemon juice, add the juice of one orange. Try this upon your return home and you will it is absolutely delicious! -- and this dish is as delicious as it is simple.

Ingredients

1 large Navel orange, juiced
3 tablespoons dark French mustard
3 tablespoons olive oil
Olive Oil
4 teaspoons dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
10 potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 (3 pound) half leg of lamb, bone-in
5 cloves garlic 

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

In large bowl, whisk together the orange juice, mustard, olive oil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir the potatoes into the bowl to coat with orange juice mixture. Remove potatoes with a slotted spoon, and place them into a large roasting pan.

Cut slits into the lamb meat, and stuff the garlic cloves into the slits. Rub remaining orange juice mixture from bowl all over the lamb, and place the lamb on top of the potatoes in the roasting pan. If there's any remaining orange juice mixture, pour it over the lamb.

Roast in the preheated oven until the potatoes are tender and the lamb is cooked to medium, about 1 hour. A meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat should read 140 degrees Fahrenheit Check every 20 to 30 minutes while roasting, and add a bit of hot water if you find the potatoes are drying out. If the lamb finishes cooking before the potatoes, remove the lamb to a cutting board or serving platter and cover with foil while the potatoes continue to bake in the oven.

    Preperartion  Time: 30 minutes
    Cooking Time: 1 hour
    Ready In  1 hour ahnd 30 minutes

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Monday, March 6, 2017

A Myth About Family Farming Agriculture

May we suggest some Food For Thought ...  

Myth: Family farming is Dead and Corporations Rule

96 percent of the farms in America are family farms, according to the USDA. The vast majority of the food being produced in America is being produced by family farms. Corporations do play a big part in the industry, but they do not “control” or “rule” the food supply. Farmers are still at the root of the food equation, and are growing healthy, nutritious crops better than they ever have! Technology, efficiency, and commodity prices have definitely increased the size of these family farms, and many of them farm thousands of acres and thousands of animals, but they are still the same value-driven family farms that were around 50-100 years ago! 

But a number that does matter to the argument is this one: “99 per cent of farm animals in the US are reared in factory farms, according to the ASPCA.” That’s not good at all, because what you get is this: Think of a farm and what comes to mind? Lambs leaping through a field, pigs rolling around in the mud and cows chomping on lush grass.

Sadly, that vision is now a rarity - most chickens, ducks and turkeys are farmed in huge industrial sheds and a whopping 99 per cent of farm animals in the US are reared in factory farms, according to the ASPCA.

Family farming is a full-time job. Farmers cannot just leave for a vacation and have someone else take up their responsibilities. Ron Elliott, a dairy farmer from Gambier, says, "I don't think that we've had a good vacation for at least two or three years. We've only had a few days here and there--but just get up and go somewhere different? No." Don Hawk, a turkey farmer from Howard Township, also explains the daily responsibility of being a farmer. "On a day-to-day basis, the turkeys are a 365 day operation---there are always turkeys on the farm. And that includes doing chores, the necessary chores each and every morning and each and every evening." The typical daily chores on a family farm require a firm understanding of a variety of related areas: mechanics, economics, land-use, veterinary medicine, business, biology, government regulations and computers. For these reasons, it is a myth that farming is an "easy" job requiring few skills to be successful. 

Myth: Family Farming is Inefficient and Outdated

Opinions about "what is efficient" are shaped by the neo-classical economic model of the market economy. This means that questions of environmental stewardship and the social effects of a certain type of economic system are largely ignored. These issues are considered "externalities"---not a concern of the business. On the family farm, land use and quality of life are very important. Farmers, knowing that the land may stay in their family for many generations, are concerned about the quality of land that they leave to their children. For this reason, it is "efficient" for the farmer to consider such methods as crop rotation, no-till and reduced till farming, narrow row spacing, post-emerge herbicides and organic farming.

Another so-called economic externality is community life. Family farming communities, characterized by owner-operated farms, often help each other in times of need. Because of the competitive nature of large national companies, they do not have the same kinds of ties to the local community and are less likely to share knowledge and help with one another in the same way that locally owned businesses and family farms are more inclined to do. Farm economies based on a multiplicity of family farms breeds a climate of cooperation and community values. Generally, large-scale, absentee-owned businesses and farms do not consider the effect they have on the local society because they are simply not an integral part of all aspects of the community. 

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Perfect Place To Buy Cara Cara Navel,Oranges

Hand-selected California Cara Cara Navel,Oranges direct to your home and family!

Similar to a Navel orange, but with red-tinged flesh. Contains lycopene (the same phytochemical nutrient present in tomatoes) which gives the pulp its red-orange color. Easy to peel and section; basically seedless.

Less acidic than most Navels; tropically tangy, yet still sweet with notes of cherry, raspberry and cranberry.


Flavor is also markedly affected by mostly the same climatic factors. The natural sugar and acids in citrus and the ratios of the two determine the intensity of flavor. Mostly the arid, semitropical climates produce stronger richer flavors than the semitropical and tropical areas. The reverse can be true with some high acidic varieties such as kumquats and some mandarins as well as the bitterness of most grapefruit.

his definition of variety is from Howard B. Frost, a pioneer in citrus breeding and genetics whose 40 years of services at the University of California provided much of our current basic knowledge of citrus genetic behavior, reads: 

Irrespective of mode of origin and method of reproduction or multiplication, a horticultural variety (cultivar) consists of a named or otherwise designated group of plants representing one of the many genetically different kinds of any given cultivated plant species or botanical variety. 

In citrus, as with most other fruits, a horticultural variety traces back to a single parent tree or individual mutant branch, now called a ‘clone’. Citrus varieties or cultivars are therefore clonal varieties.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Nutritional Breakdown of Oranges



One medium orange (approximately 154 grams) contains 80 calories, 0 grams of fat, 250 milligrams of potassium, 19 grams of carbohydrate (14 grams of sugar and 3 grams of dietary fiber) as well as 1 gram of protein.

One orange provides 130 percent of your vitamin C needs for the day, 2 percent of vitamin A needs, 6 percent of calcium and 0 percent of iron.

Oranges also contain thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, selenium and copper. Because of their high vitamin C content (over twice the daily need) oranges are associated with boosting the immune system.

Oranges also contain choline, zeaxanthin, and carotenoids.

Choline is an important nutrient found in oranges that helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory. Choline also helps to maintain the structure of cellular membranes, aids in the transmission of nerve impulses, assists in the absorption of fat and reduces chronic inflammation.2

Zeaxanthin and carotenoids have antioxidant effects and have been shown to have an inverse relationship with overall cancer rates and prostate cancer in particular.

An orange has over 170 different phytochemicals and more than 60 flavonoids, many of which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and strong antioxidant effects.

Can we take a moment and ask is your family getting their fair share of the quality oranges and juice?

According to the American Heart Association, eating higher amounts of a compound found in citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit may lower ischemic stroke risk for women. Those who ate the highest amounts of citrus had a 19 percent lower risk of ischemic stroke than women who consumed the least.

Maintaining a low sodium intake is essential to lowering blood pressure, however increasing potassium intake may be just as important because of its vasodilation effects. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, fewer than 2 percent of US adults meet the daily 4700 mg recommendation.

Also of note, a high potassium intake is associated with a 20 percent decreased risk of dying from all causes.

According to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, consuming bananas, oranges and orange juice in the first two years of life may reduce the risk of developing childhood leukemia.

As an excellent source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C, oranges can also help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. While an adequate vitamin C intake is necessary and very beneficial as an antioxidant, the amount necessary to consume for therapeutic purposes for cancer is beyond oral intake. High fiber intakes from fruits and vegetables are associated with a lowered risk of colorectal cancer.

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