Food & Beverage

Lead Editor: Amy Sung

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Combination of green tea, pomegranate offers relief to children with gastric upset


  • Medscape (free registration)

A new study shows that children with diarrhea improved faster when the regular rehydration solution was combined with green tea and pomegranate extract. Doctors say the polyphenols in the extract mix … Read More

Mass. liquor store owners weigh impact of extended Sunday sales


  • (Mass.)

Liquor store owners in Massachusetts are considering the costs and benefits of a new law that allows earlier openings on Sunday, effective this weekend. Some owners say the two extra hours will mean m… Read More

Ancient grain farro a hit with U.S. chefs


  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The ancient grain farro is popping up in restaurant dishes across the country as chefs find new ways to incorporate the nutty, chewy grain. Farro, which dates back at least 6,000 years, is showing up … Read More