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Researchers crack the conundrum about why African Baobab trees in southern Africa differ in terms of fruit production. Sarah Venter

The sex organs of baobab flowers may solve the puzzle of trees that bear more fruit

Baobab flowers have male and female parts but individual trees appear to be favouring one rather than the other. To keep tree populations healthy and fruitful, both types are needed.
Yes, fruit juice contains natural sugar, but it has other benefits over sugar-sweetened drinks. Carlos Horta/Shutterstock

Pure fruit juice: healthy, or not?

People often avoid fruit juice due to its sugar content and low fibre, but it still contains lots of good chemicals our bodies need.
Scurvy was common in sailors on long voyages who were deprived of citrus fruit and vegetables. from shutterstock.com

Explainer: what is scurvy and is it making a comeback?

Scurvy is a historical disease caused by severe and chronic deficiency of vitamin C. Its recent reemergence is a poor reflection of the nation’s diet.

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