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December 31, 2012

Town & Country Gardening

I didn’t make this up! Plucked from world news headlines. ‘Really’

hang-over-cureScientists believe asparagus could be ward off the effects of a hangover. Scientists have found chemicals in the vegetable also protect liver cells against toxins.
Experiments on human cells found the minerals and amino acids in asparagus can replacing those lost through drinking which can often lead to a headache. They also relieve stress on the liver.
Scientists at the Jeju National University in South Korea recommend serving the leaves as well as the tender shoots.
Researcher B Y Kim, said: “These results provide evidence of how the biological functions of asparagus can help alleviate alcohol hangover and protect liver cells.”
The study was published in the Journal of Food Science.

elephant-coffeeElephant dung coffee: In the lush hills of northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is excreting some of the world’s most expensive coffee. Trumpeted as earthy in…

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