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Chitosan As An Edible Coating

March 29, 2016 smitsa 1

Chitosan is rapidly developing as an edible coating to protect highly perishable fruits, meats and fish.  It is a linear cationic polysaccharide composed of randomly […]

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March 21, 2016 smitsa 0

There are certain Indian restaurants, if you are lucky enough that produce a fantastically sweet dessert like drink called falooda or faluda depending the menu […]

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Galinsoga parviflora

March 21, 2016 smitsa 0

The plant, Galinsoga parviflora (syn. Tridax parviflora) belongs in the same family as Stevia, namely the Asteraceae family. It is known by various names including […]

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Boophane disticha

March 21, 2016 smitsa 0

Boophane disticha (L.f.) (Family: Amaryllidaceae) known as ‘incotho’ is an ancient herbal medicine, much used throughout Southern Africa. The scales of the bulbs are used […]

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The Sugar Tax

March 20, 2016 smitsa 0

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been advocating for the use of sugar taxes as a tool to combat obesity and other diet-related diseases since […]