Helping honey bees make it through winter with early cold storage
(US Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service) Putting honey bees into early indoor cold storage in October rather than November increases their chances of surviving the winter and the colonies emerge readier to pollinate almonds, according to a new Agricultural Research Service (ARS) website. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

To bee, or not to bee, a question for almond growers
(University of Hawaii at Manoa) The study co-authored by CTAHR's Ethel Villalobos suggests that 'Independence' almonds, like many plants that are self-compatible, still performed better when bees were assisting in pollination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 2, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Changing counts reveal inexact science of calorie labels
Almonds may have fewer calories than previously believed, showing the inexact science of how the numbers can be calculated (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nuts May Now Have Lower Calorie Counts, Almonds 23% Less, Here Is Why
A new method may mean that the caloric counts of walnuts will go down by about 21% as well. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Forty percent of people with peanut allergies can eat tree nuts but choose not to
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) New study showed that nearly 90% of people with peanut allergy could potentially tolerate almonds, but 33% of that group preferred strict avoidance due to fear of an allergic reaction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about nut allergies
Tree nut allergies are common, and they include reactions to almonds, cashews, and walnuts. An allergy to peanuts is not technically a nut allergy. Learn more about nut allergies here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

The smell of old books could help preserve them
(American Chemical Society) Old books give off a complex m é lange of odors, ranging from pleasant (almonds, caramel and chocolate) to nasty (formaldehyde, old clothes and trash). Detecting early signs of paper degradation could help guide preservation efforts, but most techniques destroy the very paper historians want to save. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Sensors have developed an electronic nose that can non-destructively sniff out odors emitted by books of different paper compositions, conditions and ages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Italy ’s Olive-Oil Industry Sees Simmering Threats from Climate Change and Nasty Bacteria
By Eric RegulyROME, Nov 6 2019 (IPS) On a warm Saturday morning in late October, the silver-green leaves of the 200 productive olive trees on a rolling country property in Umbria, in central Italy, sparkled in the brilliant sun. Fausto Venturi, a local farmer who devotes autumn weekends to making olive oil, could not have been happier. The weather was perfect for harvesting the Moraiolo olives. The small, round green fruit is indigenous to Umbria and Tuscany, prized by olive growers for its high yield and among connoisseurs for the oil’s gorgeous emerald-green colour and fruity aroma, with hints of artichokes and he...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Eric Reguly Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Europe Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Boost your magnesium intake naturally by eating these 10 nuts and seeds
(Natural News) Magnesium is an important mineral that has a role in almost 300 biochemical reactions in your body. However, studies show that at least 75 percent of Americans don’t meet the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for magnesium. Prevent magnesium deficiency by taking supplements or eating nutritious nuts and seeds like almonds and Brazil nuts. Why do you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pili nuts, grown as food in the Philippines, may be the next keto-friendly superfood
(Natural News) When people think about nuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, pistachios, cashews, and pecans usually come to mind. These nuts are already established superfoods and are worth adding to a healthy diet. But have you ever heard of the pili nut? Pili nuts are derived from the pili tree (Canarium ovatum), a tropical tree native to maritime Southeast... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Affects the Nutritional Quality of Plant-Based Milk Substitutes?
Discussion People today may be eating more plant-based products because of: Allergen avoidance – lactose or cow’s milk allergy, 14% of people with cow’s milk allergy will also have soy allergy. Cultural importance Contamination avoidance e.g. growth hormone or antibiotic residues in cow’s milk production Specific diseases, e.g. cholesterol/lipid issues Environmental impact Ethical or religious considerations Improved nutrition With population growth “[t]he demand for food is expected to grow by 70% until 2050….While the expected protein consumption is believed to grow by 80%.” ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 30, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Lemon rice with golden raisins and almonds
This recipe uses brown rice, which is chewier and has more flavor than white rice does. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here are the best reasons why you should go nuts with organic almonds
(Natural News) Almonds are a nutritious superfood that has been around for thousands of years. In fact, the ancient Egyptian and Hindu cultures treated almonds as prized treasures, even going so far as to insert almond tree branches into valuable jewelry cases, boxes, and vases. These delectable nuts were widely believed to enhance both intelligence and longevity.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating 60g of walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds each day 'gives men better orgasms' 
Spanish researchers believe the array of nutrients in the nuts help transmit signals to the penis which boost sensitivity and performance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Our Love Of Almonds Is Seriously Jeopardizing Honeybees
Almond growers need honeybees to survive. Beekeepers need almond growers to pay the bills. But as almonds boom, bees are struggling. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Almonds Went From Deadly To Delicious
In a new study, researchers pinpoint the genetic mutation that transformed almonds from toxic and bitter to tasty and sweet.(Image credit: Ekapat Suwanmanee/Getty Images/EyeEm) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susie Neilson Source Type: news

How to make almonds palatable
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hines, P. J. Tags: Botany twis Source Type: news

Apple salad with figs and almonds
Apples and figs are a delicious combination. Figs are also a good source of iron, calcium and phosphorus. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are avocados and almonds vegan? Here's why some say no
A video recently doing the rounds on Facebook included a segment from the BBC comedy quiz show QI. The video asks which of avocados, almonds, melon, kiwi or butternut squash are suitable for vegans. The answer, at least according to QI, is none of them. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California to Outlaw Widely Used Toxic Pesticide Deemed Harmful to Kids
(LOS ANGELES) — The nation’s most productive agricultural state will ban a widely used toxic pesticide blamed for harming brain development in babies, California officials said Wednesday. The move would outlaw chlorpyrifos after scientists deemed it a toxic air contaminant and discovered it to be more dangerous than previously thought. State Environmental Secretary Jared Blumenfeld said it’s the first time the state has sought to ban a pesticide and the move was overdue. “This pesticide is a neurotoxin and it was first put on the market in 1965,” Blumenfeld said. “So it’s been on t...
Source: TIME: Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BRIAN MELLEY / AP Tags: Uncategorized California onetime Source Type: news

A Tasty Twist on Pasta and Pesto
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- Pesto is a delicious and fast pasta sauce. Because it can be made in advance and served cold, it's also a perfect do-ahead dish. The nuts used in traditional pesto are healthful, but whether almonds, walnuts or pine nuts, you... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Getting Enough Magnesium
-- Magnesium is a mineral that is important for regular bodily function, says the Office of Dietary Supplements. Magnesium is commonly found in various plant-based and animal-based foods. Foods that are high in magnesium include: Almonds, cashews... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Unilever Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nut in Limited Quantities of Ben & Jerry ’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar Bulk and Chunky Monkey Pint
Unilever is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Ben& Jerry ’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk and Ben& Jerry ’s Chunky Monkey pints, which may inadvertently contain tree nuts including almonds, Brazil nuts, and hazelnuts that are not declared in the ingredient list or allergy information list. Both affected products include a “Contains Walnuts” and a “May contain other tree nuts” label on the bac k of the pack. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these undeclared tree nuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the re...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 16, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

NadaMoo! Voluntarily Recalls Select Pints of Strawberry Cheesecake Due to Undeclared Almond
Little Red Rooster Ice Cream Company, d/b/a NadaMoo! ( “NadaMoo!”) announced a limited voluntary recall of approximately 26,000 pints of its Strawberry Cheesecake Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert because they contain an undeclared almond ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of a serious or life-threatening all ergic reaction if they consume the recalled products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 2, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Snacking on superfoods: What are activated almonds and why are they good for you?
(Natural News) Almonds are healthy, filling snacks; these nutritious nuts are full of beneficial antioxidants and healthy fats. But did you know that activating raw almonds makes them even healthier? What’s the difference between raw and activated almonds? Raw almonds are used to produce almond butter, flour, milk, oil, or paste (marzipan). These nuts have an incredible nutrient profile.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A New Exhibition Tries to Answer the Unanswerable: What Do Other Planets Smell Like?
How do other planets smell? Like a refrigerator at 3AM? Like the box new sneakers come in? Or the inside of an astronaut’s space suit? A three-day exhibition held in the crypt of a 19th century English church this weekend promised answers. “The Scent of Other Worlds” would present eight “sniffable” sculptures—one for each of the other planets in our solar system, plus the sun — and feature an “interplanetary soundscape” along with cosmic-themed cocktails. On Saturday, a group of Londoners eager to smell other worlds filed into the shabby-chic vestibule of St. John&rsquo...
Source: TIME: Science - March 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Joseph Hincks Tags: Uncategorized space Source Type: news

Walnuts, Almonds Help the Hearts of Those With Type 2 Diabetes
Title: Walnuts, Almonds Help the Hearts of Those With Type 2 DiabetesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - February 20, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Walnuts, Almonds Help Hearts in Type 2 Diabetes
Eating five or more weekly servings of nuts also appears to lower the risk of premature death from heart disease or any other cause by about one-third for people with type 2 diabetes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walnuts, Almonds Help the Hearts of Those With Type 2 Diabetes
TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 -- If you have type 2 diabetes and you want to do your heart a favor, a new study suggests you should let your diet get a little nutty. Folks with type 2 diabetes who ate five or more servings of certain kinds of nuts weekly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fertility: Eating NUTS boosts sperm quality and supports fertility, according to research
FERTILITY: Recent research has shown adding a mix of certain nuts in your diet, including almonds, can boost sperm quality and support male fertility. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take better care of your heart by eating more almonds
(Natural News) Almonds, like other types of nuts, are ideal snacks – they contain various nutrients and are low in fat. Studies have shown that almonds can also help in maintaining healthy blood lipid levels. In a review published in the Journal of Nutritional Science, researchers reviewed studies on almond consumption and blood lipid levels and found... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-Fiber Diet Linked To Lower Risk Of Death And Chronic Illness
(CNN) — People who eat diets that are high in fiber have lower risk of death and chronic diseases such as stroke or cancer compared with people with low fiber intake, a new analysis found. Dietary fiber includes plant-based carbohydrates such as whole-grain cereal, seeds and some legumes. Fiber’s health benefits have been recorded “by over 100 years of research,” Andrew Reynolds, a researcher at the University of Otago in New Zealand, wrote in an email. He is co-author of the new meta-analysis of existing research, which was published Thursday in the journal The Lancet. The research shows that high...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN fiber Local TV Source Type: news

Shamrock Farms Issues Voluntary Recall of 2% Reduced Fat Vanilla Half Gallon Milk Due to Undeclared Almonds
Shamrock Farms of Phoenix, Arizona is issuing a voluntary recall of Shamrock Farms 2% Reduced Fat Vanilla Half Gallon Milk with Best Before Date 3/16/2019. The recall comes after a product retain of Shamrock Farms 2% Reduced Fat Vanilla Half Gallon Milk with Use By 03/16/19 Time Stamp 08:18-11:13 04-05 #1, tested positive for an undeclared tree nut (almond) allergen. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 4, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Like Fruit, Vegetables And Almonds? Scientists Have Bad News.
The snow pack that supplies 60 percent of the water to California farms and cities will likely shrink by half by the mid-century. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Funky Chunky, Llc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almond and Cashew Tree-Nut in 10 Oz. Nutty Choco Pop Found in Chocolate Popcorn Gift Box, Holiday Crowd Pleaser and Crowd Pleaser Gifts
Funky Chunky, LLC of Eden Prairie, MN is recalling 10 oz Nutty Choco Pop Gift Box, 50 oz. Holiday Crowd Pleaser and 50 oz. Crowd Pleaser, because it may contain undeclared Almond and Cashew Tree Nut. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Almonds and Cashews run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Are You a Victim of 'Clean Plate' Syndrome?
In recent experiments, scientists repeatedly found that a single item left on the plate exerted a much stronger end-of-meal pull than multiple items, whether it be chocolate-covered almonds, cookies or pizza. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergen Alert: Kitchen Cravings Strawberry and Mixed Berry Parfaits with Trace Tree Nuts
Kwik Trip, Inc. located in La Crosse, WI is recalling Kitchen Cravings Strawberry and Mixed Berry Parfaits in an 8.25 oz. cup because they may contain undeclared traces of cashews or almonds (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Skipped breakfast? New study suggests that snacking on almonds is a good way to compensate
(Natural News) Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and skipping it is a big no-no. However, some may not have enough time to cook or even buy breakfast, while others just don’t eat breakfast at all. A good snack to compensate for this is almonds. A study published in the journal Nutrients... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are almonds beneficial for people with diabetes?
As part of a balanced diet, almonds and almond milk are good options for people with diabetes. These nuts are rich in protein, healthful fats, and fiber but low in carbohydrates. They may aid blood sugar regulation and weight management. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

15 foods that contain zinc, an essential mineral
(Natural News) Zinc is an essential mineral – the human body needs enough zinc so the immune system can fight off different kinds of bacteria and viruses. To prevent zinc deficiency, which may cause slow growth in young children, consume foods that are full of zinc, such as garlic or almonds. The video below, which was uploaded... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s the Healthiest Way to Gain Weight
For most Americans with weight issues, the problem is carrying around too much , not too little. While obesity rates have surged in North America since the 1970s, the proportion of underweight people has remained low—less than 5% of the population, according to a study in The Lancet. These bodyweight trends mean that most health experts are focused on helping people lose weight to avoid disease. But there are also some potentially serious health consequences associated with being clinically underweight, which is usually defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 or below. “There are many epidemiologic st...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Almonds are good for your heart, brain, AND stomach
(Natural News) Almonds can be added to almost anything, including ice cream, pastries, and chocolates. The versatility of this superfood is not just limited to the foods that it can be added in, it’s also versatile when it comes to the health benefits it can provide. Eating almonds is beneficial for heart, brain, and stomach health and function.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avocados, almonds and broccoli are NOT vegan: Why dieters' favorite ingredients break the rules
A segment from the BBC comedy quiz show QI explained why many foods aren't vegan. Ethics professor Dominic Wilkinson of the University of Oxford explains the conundrum. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What prebiotic foods should people eat?
Prebiotics work with probiotics in the body to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Many prebiotic foods are suitable for vegans, including almonds, savoy cabbage, garlic, chicory, and leeks. In this article, learn more about the best prebiotic foods for vegans. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Got Milk? Or Was That Really a Plant Beverage?
A remark by the F.D.A. ’ s chief about almonds and lactation has set off a seemingly existential debate about what milk is. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NELLIE BOWLES Tags: Dairy Products Milk Nuts Labeling and Labels (Product) Lobbying and Lobbyists Coffeehouses Diet and Nutrition Food and Drug Administration Califia Farms LP Oatly Inc Gottlieb, Scott (1972- ) Source Type: news

Snacking on almonds might compensate for skipping breakfast
EXCLUSIVE Researchers from the University of California, Merced, also found that snacking on almonds at 11am after missing breakfast lowers a student's insulin resistance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antioxidant-rich walnuts cut your risk of Type 2 diabetes by HALF
(Natural News) Move over almonds, it’s time for a new nut to reign supreme: Walnuts. While every type of nut offers a bevy of nutritional benefits, walnuts are gaining recognition for their potential to slash the risk of type 2 diabetes. The antioxidant-rich nuts are easily recognized by their unique shape, which resembles the human... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

150,000 Containers of Almond Milk Have Been Recalled Because They May Contain Actual Milk
Almonds don’t lactate, in the famous words of Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb — but, at least right now, your almond milk may contain dairy anyway. Hood has voluntarily recalled almost 150,000 half-gallon containers of refrigerated Almond Breeze vanilla almond milk for fear that they may contain actual milk, the FDA announced Thursday. The beverages have been recalled since they could pose a risk to consumers with serious dairy allergies or sensitivities. “The product is safe to consume unless you have a milk allergy or sensitivity,” according to an announcement from Hood. &...
Source: TIME: Health - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Recalls Source Type: news

What Is Intermittent Fasting And Is It Actually Good For You?
Sustainable weight loss. Protection from diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Improved brain health. Enhanced physical fitness and strength. It seems like every week, researchers turn up some new and profound benefit associated with intermittent fasting: eating schedules that incorporate regular periods of low or no food consumption. By eating normally for several days a week and eating much less on the others, a person may be able to shift her body’s cellular and metabolic processes in ways that promote optimal health. And experts who study intermittent fasting say that while many blanks still need to be filled in, s...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news