A recent University of Georgia study of Americans’ groceries showed that fresh may not always be the best choice — at least not in terms of delivering the vitamins and minerals that families expect from their veggies.Ronald Pegg, associate professor of food science and technology at UGA, led the study. His team looked at the selected vitamin and mineral content of eight fruits and vegetables — blueberries, strawberries, broccoli, green beans, corn, spinach, cauliflower and green peas. Nutrients now and laterThey analyzed the nutrient values of the produce on the day they were purchased and after the produce had been stored in a household refrigerator for five days. They also analyzed the nutritional content of the same set of fruits and vegetables that had been packaged after freezing. “The vitamins and nutrients in fruits and vegetables degrade over time, and we found that frozen fruits and vegetables may offer more nutrition than fresh, when storage is taken into account,” Pegg said. “(Fruits and vegetables) are going to have a different nutrient profile after storage than they had when they were taken from the field … (These pieces of produce) are living things. They respire; they age and they break down over time. There are oxidative stresses, microbial stresses and enzymatic stresses, and we end up seeing the loss of nutrient value from these stresses.” Frozen produce had more vitaminsPegg’s study showed that some frozen fruits and vegetables had higher levels of vitamin A, vitamin C and of folates than fruits and vegetables that had been stored for five days.Shoppers tend to consume some of their produce on the day the purchase it from the grocery store and store the rest in the refrigerator for later use, Pegg said. It was important to look at the nutrient levels of these fruits and vegetables after storage to get a clear picture of the nutrition that American shoppers are getting from their produce. To mimic the shopping habits of multiple households, Pegg’s team took produce samples from multiple stores. “This particular study was designed from the point of view of the consumer, and it’s one of the first to take into account the way people buy and store produce,” Pegg said.Less trips to the marketGiven the fact that many Americans only buy produce on a weekly or biweekly basis, frozen produce is a convenient and effective way for consumers to get enough of the nutrients and vitamins available in fruits and vegetables, Pegg said. “Freezing is nature’s pause button,” he said. “It helps maintain the nutritional value of fresh vegetables, even during storage.” Frozen vegetables are able to maintain more of their nutritional value because they are blanched shortly after being taken from farmers’ fields. This stops the enzymatic reactions that can break down many nutrients. Freezing also slows the enzymatic breakdown of fruits, which are not blanched, and decreases microbial break down. Pegg studies many commoditiesThe study, completed this fall, was funded by a grant from the Frozen Food Foundation. Pegg’s past work has focused on measuring the available antioxidants and nutrients in commodities such as pecans, muscadines, peanuts, lentils, coffee and other products. For more information about Pegg’s work visit www.foodscience.caes.uga.edu/personnel/faculty/pegg.html. For more information about the Department of Food Science and Technology in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences visit www.foodscience.caes.uga.edu.The Frozen Food Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering scientific research, public awareness and education regarding the value of frozen foods. More information on the foundation is available at www.frozenfoodfacts.org/.
The Professional Footballers’ Association insist they are aware players must “share the financial burden” during the coronavirus as the row over wage cuts for Premier League stars mounted on Thursday. The British Government’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock called on top-flight players to take a pay cut after several clubs placed non-playing staff on furlough. The Professional Footballers’ Association insist players must take pay cuts. Hancock said Premier League players should “make a contribution, take a pay cut and play their part”. The English season is suspended until at least April 30 due to the pandemic and there is little chance of a return to action for some while after that. The optics of top stars, many on multi-million pound contracts, being fully paid during the crisis are bad for the PFA and the Premier League, especially with Tottenham, Newcastle and Norwich all using the government’s job retention furlough scheme to save money. Pressure is mounting on players to accept wage cuts or deferrals, with talks on-going between the PFA, the Premier League and the English Football League. The matter is expected to be debated again on Friday at a meeting of English football’s major stakeholders. The players’ union hinted at a resolution as they said in a statement: “We fully accept that players will have to be flexible and share the financial burden of the Covid-19 outbreak in order to secure the long-term future of their own club and indeed the wider game. Promoted Content5 Reasons To Wait For The Solo Black Widow Movie14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years Ago Loading… “Our advice going out to players at this point reflects that expectation.” Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe and his Brighton counterpart Graham Potter have agreed to wage cuts in the last two days, along with other senior staff at those clubs. Players and management staff at Championship leaders Leeds have agreed to defer wages. Former Tottenham striker Gary Lineker on Thursday criticised his old club for using the furlough scheme and the PFA added that clubs should only be doing so if it is absolutely necessary. “We are aware of the public sentiment that the players should pay non-playing staff’s salaries. However, our current position is that – as businesses – if clubs can afford to pay their players and staff, they should,” the statement said. “The players we have spoken to recognise that the non-playing staff are a vital part of their club and they do not want to see club staff furloughed unfairly. “Any use of the government’s support schemes without genuine financial need is detrimental to the wider society.” Hancock’s demand followed comments by his Conservative colleague Julian Knight, who is chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee. Knight has told Premier League chief executive Richard Masters that clubs who furlough non-playing staff but do not impose cuts on player wages should be subjected to a windfall tax if they do not change approach by April 7. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Christopher Allen Schmitt, of Sunman, was born on December 18, 1960 in Indianapolis, the son of Herman L. and Amelia Schmitt. He married Cassie Metcalf on November 27, 2010 and she survives. He worked construction for many years building and roofing houses. Christopher loved to take care of his animals and hunt and fish in his spare time. On January 12, 2019 at the age of 58, he passed away.Christopher leaves behind his wife, Cassie Schmitt; two daughters, Clarissa Lee Ann Price of Danville, and Tomeka (Dan) Gross of Bainbridge; brothers, Michael (Priscilla) Schmitt of Las Vegas, NV, Herman C. Schmitt of Avon, John (Jackie) Schmitt of Lakeland, FL, and Louis (Tina) Schmitt of Indianapolis; sisters, Martha (Jon) Ferguson of Danville, Markie Meadows of Avon, and Rosemary Schmitt of Mooresville; aunts, Ruth Nelson of Indianapolis and Mary Schmitt of Danville as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and numerous friends. He will be missed by all those who knew him. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Dominic Schmitt. Services will be held at 12 noon on Friday, January 18, 2018 at Hope Baptist Church in Dillsboro with visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow in St. Paul cemetery in Sunman. Memorial contributions can be directed to the funeral home on behalf of the family. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Christopher Schmitt.
TORONTO, Canada – Leg-spinner Jonhatan Singh grabbed five for 21 as Scarborough Blues defeated Actionzone by 23 runs in their feature Juniors 40-over clash, played at the L’Amoreaux ground, Scarborough here last Thursday.The 17-year-old Singh, son of former Guyana Chronicle Finance Controller, Mohan Singh, exhibited immaculate control as he spun webs around his Actionzone counterparts, bowling eight overs on the trot to tilt the game in Scarborough Blues’ favour.Set 145 for victory after limiting Scarborough Blues to 144 for eight in their allotted 40 overs, Actionzone were given a fine start of 46 in nine overs between Canadian Under-19 player Mihir Patel (29) and Dheer Desai (22) but once medium-pacer Kyle Karran broke the partnership it paved the way for Singh to perform his heroics.Skipper Patel, who had the distinction of scoring an impressive 90 in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup earlier this year, hit three fours before succumbing to Karran.Arjun Dhuraisingam, son of former Canadian fast bowler Sanjay Dhuraisingam, shored up the middle-order with a stubborn undefeated 25 but failed to get the desired support after batting at number eight.Karran supported Singh with three for 23 in seven overs while left-arm spinner Raquib Shamshundeen, who also represented Canada in the Under-19 World Cup, bowled economically to claim one for 18 from 7.3 overs.Earlier, SCA Blues found the going tough after winning the toss and opting to take first strike on the heavy outfield. It took a flamboyant unbeaten 59 from Shamshundeen and 26 from Ethan Gibson to propel them to what eventually turned out to be a winning total. Shamshundeen struck three fours while Gibson hit a solitary boundary. Shamsundeen dominated an unbeaten 25-run ninth-wicket partnership with Singh whose contribution was a mere four.Anindya Dass finished with two for 12, Rohan Garg two for 15 and Patel two for 22. SCA Junior Coordinator Vish Jafunauth managed the SCA Blues while Dhuraisingam was in charge of Action Zone. (Frederick Halley)