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October 1, 2014

 

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Green Potatoes

Greens are highly nutritious, and so are potato skins. But when it comes to green potato skins, stay away!

April 1, 2014

 

A thermometer with blue fluid reads 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Feed A Fever, Starve A Cold?

Unfortunately, this old saying doesn't make a lot of sense in the context of modern science.

October 18, 2013

 

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To Juice or Not to Juice?

Is it possible for juice to be bad for you? Find out on today's Moment of Science: To Juice or Not to Juice?

April 20, 2012

 

chocolate with anxioxidants

Are Antioxidants The Fountain Of Youth?

Reading ads for antioxidant supplements, you'd think you'd found the fountain of youth. What are antioxidants and how do they work?

February 25, 2008

 

Potatoes at the Grocery

Potatoes For Health

Potatoes are a vegetable, but they're full of starch and carbohydrates, so they can't be good for you right?

December 27, 2005

 

A Lime a Day Kept Scurvy Away

If you’re a fan of pirate movies, you may be familiar with the term scurvy dog. It’s a curse, typically levied at a pirate who sank below even the already lowly standards of allowed piratical behavior. What does it mean? Well, “dog” is self evident, but scurvy? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

July 29, 2005

 

Edible Flowers

Did you know Flowers are, in fact, edible? Tulips, lilacs, pansies and roses are all edible, just to name a few. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 10, 2005

 

Apple Rap

You know the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”? What do apples really have to do with healthy living? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Vitamin C and Collagen

Vitamin C does a lot of good things for the body. It prevents diseases like scurvy, can lower the risk of certain forms of heart disease, and it is beneficial to people with anemia and iron deficiency.

September 27, 2003

 

Green Potatoes

The nutritious skin is where a lot of the vitamins are. Important nutrients such as fiber, calcium, iron, and vitamin C are found in the skin. However, you probably didn’t know that potato skins contain poison.

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