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The Commoner's Botanical Guide to Nuts

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... for the next time some smart vegan from Richmond tells you that peanuts are not really botanical nuts. 

Botanists are the hippies among scientists, but like all scientists they've created their own little world of code language and lunacy.

Jewish cemeteries in Linden (Hesse), Germany

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Linden is made up of two parts: Großen-Linden and Leihgestern. These photos were taken August 2013.
Synagogue Leihgestern

Little is known about the history of the synagogue in Leihgestern. It was destroyed during the November pogroms of 1938 - the so called "Reichskristallnacht". In German the word is not supposed to be used anymore as it is Nazi jargon. "Reichpogromnacht" or simply "Pogromnacht" is used instead. "Kristall" means "crystal" and is referring to the broken glass from Jewish shops and homes that resulted from the National Socialist pogroms and to the Nazis probably appeared like "crystal" strewn about the streets.

The Leihgestern synagogue used to be on the corner of Rathausstraße 53 and Klausegasse. A memorial plaque can be found at the address.

Of the Jewish residents who were either born in Leihgestern or lived there for a longer period of time the following were killed during the National Socialist tyranny:

Berth…

Vitamin C

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Vor kurzem habe ich mit peacounterden Nährstoffgehalt analysiert, den die Lebensmittel, die ich so typischerweise an einem Tag esse, ungefähr enthalten. Der einzige Nährstoff, der unter 100% der empfohlenen Tageszufuhr fiel, war Vitamin C!
Die Angaben beziehen sich auf den Gehalt in ungekochten Lebensmitteln. Vitamin C kann durch Erhitzen bis zu 100% zerstört werden.  Vitamin-C-Verlust beim Kochen von Gemüse: ~10-75%, beim Dünsten von Gemüse: ~20-50% 
Die im deutschsprachigen Raum empfohlene Tageszufuhr liegt bei 100 mg/Tag (D-A-CH Referenzwerte der DGE, ÖGE, SGE/SVE). Das Institute of Medicine (USA) empfiehlt 90mg/70 mg für Männer/Frauen und zusätzliche 35 mg für Raucher. Die Harvard School of Public Health tendiert eher zu 200-300 mg pro Tag.  

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