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Rotato Express Automatic Peeler

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech

Rotato ExpressNo more cut fingers trying to peel potatoes. The Rotato Express doesn’t simply peel fruits and veggies, it knows enough to stop automatically. The 5 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 11-inch gadget runs on 4 AA batteries (not included) and peels in one continuous movement. You simply place the item between spikes and press a button to begin. Made of ABS and metal, the Rotato will set you back $29.98. We think the military should hear about this one.

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Extravaganza Vending Machine

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech

Vegetable Vending Machine

We don’t know why we obsess on vending machines, but we assume Japan does since they seem to have a large assortment of them. Their latest is a fresh veggie type they call Extravaganza that dispenses bok choy and bean sprouts with the push of a button. With all the E. coli scares going on in the States, we doubt they will ever make it here. Besides, it just doesn’t have the same feeling as going to an outdoor market and purchasing fresh local vegetables.

 

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Grow Your Own With AeroGarden 3

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech

Aerogarden 3We now have tomatophobia, seriously. Because of all the tainted fruits (yes, tomatoes are fruit,) not being able to be traced (since produce doesn’t generally have RFID tags on them,) we stopped eating them unless they are locally grown. Now you can grow your own with AeroGarden’s latest model. It features a Deluxe-Grow Bulb which they promise will deliver faster germination, more growth and higher amounts of yield. At a size of 9 1/2 x 11 x 20-inches, the AeroGarden 3 comes with 3 seed kits for $99.95.

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Think Purple Foods For Better Health

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Science

eggplantReseachers at Ohio State recently concluded a study that eating certain foods in specific colors may help you ward off colon cancer. Monica Giusti and her team found that anthocyanins, found in red, purple, and blue fruits and veggies can make a difference when added to your diet. Included in the list were grapes, radishes, purple corn, and elderberries.

The scientists fed rats, who had been induced with colon cancer cells, a diet of chokeberries and billberries which reduced signs of tumors by 60 and 70%. We remember reading not so long ago that you should look for brightly colored fruits such as strawberries and melon, but there is no way we are going to dine on eggplant.

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