jo dakini wrote:hello,
I follow Russian Orthodox tradition but I am British and live in the UK. I love the service and find it much more meaningful than the anglican church. I would love to find an Orthodox Intentional community to be part of that isn't Monastic.
Wishing you well,
The amino acid canavanine is a potentially toxic constituent of leguminous seeds. The aim of the present study was to determine the ability of different processing methods to reduce canavanine in sword beans (Canavalia gladiata). For this purpose a method for the detection and quantification of canavanine was developed using reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography of the dabsylated derivatives. The recovery of canavanine using this method was 88–91%. Optimum extraction of canavanine from raw and processed beans was obtained by addition of hot water prior to overnight soaking. The results obtained with this method agree well with previously published values for raw seeds. The method is sensitive, specific and can successfully be applied to the detection of canavanine in legumes.
Overnight soaking and boiling in excess water followed by decanting gave the most pronounced reduction in canavanine content (around 50%), followed by boiling and decanting excess water (34%). Roasting as used in this study and autoclaving were less effective in reducing the canavanine content.
The extent to which dietary canavanine exerts its antinutritional effect is not fully established. However, the antagonistic activity is observed only at low arginine concentrations (Swaffar et al., 1994).
Artie Scott wrote:You know how great it is when two things that you love come together, like, say, chocolate and peanut butter in a Reese’s peanut butter cup?
It’s even better when two things you hate come together to solve a problem.
Problem 1: Green June Beetles. Chomp chomp chomp.
Problem 2: milkweed in the hayfield. (Yes, I know, milkweed is a wonderful plant, they feed the monarch butterfly’s and a host of other critters. I just don’t really want them in the hay, but tolerate them rather than spray them with poison.)
Well this year, you can imagine my fiendish glee and evil laughter when I saw the milkweed in the hayfield being chewed to pieces by none other than the Green June Beetle! Woohoo! I realize they are probably just snacking on the way to my fruit trees and veg garden, but I am thrilled to see them keeping the milkweed in check!