Tag: plant

Stevia – Corporate giants “discover” an ancient sugar alternative

Don’t you think it’s amazing that a substance can be used for centuries and not until two corporate giants fight over it’s use is it touted as beneficial and NEW. This is the case with Stevia – a South American plant that has been used as a sugar alternative...

Holly decks the halls….

This popular Christmas decoration originated in Rome, where it was customary to send holly to friends during the festival of Saturnalia. Early Christians liked the custom so they kept it going. There is also some evidence that Druids used holly as a winter decoration.   According to Pliny the...