• Beet juice was used as a natural red dye in the 16th century. • When cooking beets, use a splash of lemon juice to help retain the vibrant color. • Heaviest beet on record was a whopping 51 pounds in 2011. • Red Ace is the most common variety of beet grown in the U S.• Beets are an excellent source of folate and a very good source of manganese, potassium and copper. They are also a good source of dietary fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, iron, and vitamin B6.
Chestnuts made an early appearance at the farmers market this year so get them while they’re hot. Find how to freeze them for the holiday season below. In the 1800s an imported Chinese chestnut tree introduced a devastating fungus that killed over 4 billion American chestnut trees. Only a few native American groves in California and the Pacific Northwest escaped the blight. The largest chestnut tree is located in Tennessee and stands over 75 feet tall.
A cousin to the tomato and potato, eggplant is a member of the nightshade family. Botanically classified as a berry, eggplant was known as “mala insane” or “mad apples” in the 1600s. Supposedly, eating eggplants caused you to go insane. Thomas Jefferson is credited for bringing the eggplant to the U.S. Eggplants are 95 percent water and have the highest nicotine level of any fruit of vegetable. Don’t worry — you would have to eat about 45 pounds of eggplant to equal one cigarette.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".