Duncan Grapefruits & Chemistry Court
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Duncan Grapefruits & Chemistry Court

The Duncan grapefruit has been described as “the finest, sweetest grapefruit” in the world, but after 187 years as the reigning  of the American breakfast, the grapefruit inexplicably disappeared from grocery shelves. After only a few decades, it seems like the Duncan is making a comeback in Maitland, Florida. Over in the courtrooms, a conflict over … Continue reading

Black Sesame Seeds on Heavy Metal Cleanup
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Black Sesame Seeds on Heavy Metal Cleanup

Heavy metals, such as cadmium, lead, and mercury, leach into our food supply through the air and water; these undesirable additives come from industrial processes such as mining, smelting, battery manufacture, electroplating, and pesticide production. Cadmium and lead are the chief contaminants of rice, wheat, and foods containing these cereals [1]. Mercury is often found … Continue reading