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Cilantro

Key Facts Cilantro or Coriandrum sativum is a member of the Apiaceae family and amongst the most widely used of medicinal plants. It is an annual herb that closely resembles parsley. It is also called Mexican parsley and in tropical Asia it is also called Chinese parsley. In Europe the entire Read more

Flour

ContentsKey Facts IntroductionFoodborne OutbreaksProductionFood SafetyConsumptionNutritionReferences  Key Facts Flour is the product obtained from grinding the endosperm of uncooked cereal grains, usually wheat kernels. Although various grains, pseudo-grains, and even nuts and tubers can be used to make flour, wheat flour is the predominant consumer choice because of its superior baking properties. A food staple for Read more

Kratom

Key Facts Kratom, also referred to as thang, kakuam, thom, ketom, biak, kratho, or ketum, is a group of tree-like plants in the Mitragyna genus of the Rubiacea family. Kratom is consumed for its stimulant effects and as an opioid substitute. Individuals can consume the plant by chewing, smoking, brewing Read more

Romaine Lettuce

Key Facts Romaine lettuce accounts for 30% of the lettuce consumed in the United States. Between 1990 and 2009, per capita consumption increased from Read more

Swiss Chard

Key Facts Chard is referred to as Swiss chard, a close relative of the beet and is grown for its leaves and stems as opposed to the edible root, and is a popular choice by consumers. The leafy green is known for its bright colored stems of red, yellow, pink, Read more