A New Range of Superfood Vegetables

Vital Vegetables…

“Hundreds of years of natural farming and selection have resulted in a huge genetic variation in all vegetable types. Vital Vegetables® mines this natural diversity to discover varieties that are high in powerful, long-lasting antioxidants, as well as being great tasting and long-lasting.

Vital Vegetables® are selected and grown using only traditional growing and farming techniques – no genetic engineering is used in any way. They are also owned and grown by local growers using sustainable farming practices, including minimal fertiliser and water use.

All Vital Vegetables® have the same fresh taste of regular vegetable varieties the only difference is they are packed with more antioxidants to boost your natural defences and vitality.

Booster BroccoliTM – the super powered broccolibroccoli

Booster BroccoliTM is the first in a range of Vital Vegetables® and looks just like any other regular broccoli.

Booster BroccoliTM is a brassica variety that contains over 40 percent more active antioxidants than regular broccoli varieties. It has been scientifically proven to contain significantly higher levels of the power antioxidant, sulforaphane (SF) than other regular varieties of broccoli. Sulforaphane is a long-lasting antioxidant that has been proven to protect humans from serious disease if consumed several times a week according to studies and clinical trials (Juge et al. 2007; Jeffery & Araya 2009; Traka & Mithen 2009).

Studies indicate that 70grams of Booster BroccoliTM should be consumed at least three times a week for maximum health benefits. The strong antioxidant ability of SF stimulates the body’s natural defense systems and has been shown to reduce inflammation that can lead to heart disease (Wu et al. 2004).

In time, Vital Vegetables® will research and grow a whole range of antioxidant-rich vegetables including tomatoes, corn, capsicum, cauliflower and lettuce.”

This article is from Vital Vegetables – see a recipe below

http://vitalvegetables.com.au/consumer/about.html

Creamy Booster BroccoliTM Chicken Pasta By Dr. Joanna McMillan Price (nutritionist)

A delightfully quick and healthy pasta dish combining the natural goodness of Booster Broccoli with spanish onion, garlic, chicken and cream cheese.

Ingredients
400g penne pasta,
2tb olive oil,
1 red onion (finely diced),
2 cloves garlic (finely sliced),
500g chicken breasts (sliced),
1tb plain unbleached flour,
1 glass (100ml) white wine,
1 cup low fat milk,
3tb cream cheese,
1 head broccoli(cut into florets),
pinch sea salt,
ground black pepper

Prep

  1. Bring large pan of water to boiling and add pasta, stirring every so often to prevent it sticking together. Once al dente drain and set aside.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large flat non-stick pan and sauté the onion and garlic and softened (about 5 minutes).
  3. Add the chicken and brown all over.
  4. Sprinkle over the flour and stir to coat before adding the wine and milk. Stir well, reduce the heat to simmer and cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in the cream cheese, season to taste and add the broccoli, Cook for a few minutes to soften the broccoli but do not over cook. The broccoli should remain a bright green colour.
  6. Stir through cooked pasta and serve immediately topped with a little grated parmesan cheese.

Fat Busting Tips – Bonus Tip 4 – Spicy Satay Sauce

Spicy Satay Sauce.

This one does have some added oil, and of course the peanuts have some fats, so don’t overdo it! Use when grilling skinless chicken pieces.

Peanut Base

  • 1 1/2 cups of dry roasted peanuts (if you use salted ones don’t add any more salt).
  • 1 tablespoon Indonesian sweet soy sauce

Blend together into a coarse texture.

Spice Paste

  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 6 dried red chilies – remove seeds and soak in warm water
  • 3 cloves of garlic – finely chopped
  • Small piece of fresh ginger – grated
  • 1/2 red onion – finely chopped

Mix together.

Heat 1/4 cup rice bran oil and fry the mixed paste ingredients until aromatic fragrance is released.

Add the Peanut Base ingredients and juice of tamarind (soak dried tamarind in warm water for 15 minutes and squeeze out) – discard the tamarind pulp. This gives a tangy taste. If you can’t find tamarind you can substitute lime juice.

Stir and cook for around 5 minutes.

Add a touch or sugar or salt to balance the taste to your preference.

Brush over chicken while grilling and use as a dipping sauce.


Fat Busting Tips – Bonus Tip 3 – Chili Lime Marinade

Chili Lime Marinade

  • 1/4 cup of lime juice
  • 3 cloves of garlic – very finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1/2 cup of sweet chili sauce

Add all ingredients to a blender and pulsate until well blended.

Can be used on chicken, fish or meat before grilling, sauteing or roasting.  Place your choice of protein in a ziplok bag, add the marinade and refrigerate  for up to 4 hours – then cook.  Discard the marinade in the bag (don’t use it for basting).

Enjoy!


Bonus Fat Busting Tips – Flavor Bonus 2 – Zero Fat Relish

Fat Busting Bonus 2 – a delicious relish. Perfect for a side dish or adding to a sandwich.

Zero Fat Relish

  • 1 mango – not over ripe – peeled and diced into 1/4 inch size pieces.
  • 1 medium red bell pepper (capsicum) diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper (capsicum) diced
  • 1 cucumber – seeds removed – diced
  • 2 mild green chilis – finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 medium red onion – very finely sliced and chopped.
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • OPTIONAL
  • A couple of dashes of sweet chile sauce

Combine all ingredients in a bowl – stir together well – cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (preferably overnight, so the flavors can mingle)


Bonus Fat Busting Tips – Flavor Bonus 1 – Marinade

The theme of these fat busting bonus tips is to add flavor without adding too many calories.

Make a Herb & Garlic Marinade

  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce (low salt version if you prefer)
  • 3 cloves of fresh garlic – finely minced
  • 1/4 (loosely packed) cup finely chopped fresh cilantro (coriander)
  • 2 hot red chillis – very finely sliced
  • 1/2 red onion – very finely sliced and then chopped
  • OPTIONAL
  • a few dashes of sweet chili sauce or lemon juice

Mix all ingredients together well, in a small bowl.

Can be used on chicken, fish or meat before grilling, sauteing or roasting.  Place your choice of protein in a ziplok bag, add the marinade and refrigerate  for up to 4 hours – then cook.  Discard the marinade in the bag (don’t use it for basting).

Enjoy!


Salmon, Broccoli and Mushroom Pasta Recipe

Want a delicious recipe using whole, natural foods? Try Salmon, Broccoli and Mushroom Pasta.

Try this easy, quick recipe which can be adjusted, as required, to suit a varied number of people.

salmon

Ingredients

Salmon steaks – 1 per person

Broccoli – 1 cup per person – cut in small “trees” washed and drained in cold water – not tightly packed.

broccoli

Mushrooms – 2/3 medium sized ones per person – brushed and sliced

Cherry or grape tomatoes

Garlic – 2 cloves per person or to taste – crushed

Salt – natural salt is best

Black Pepper – ground to tastegrape-tomatoes

Small amount of butter – please use real butter

Cream – the runny sort you can cook with

Fettuccine – quantity to suit the number of people you need to serve – cooked in salted water.fettucini

Method

Pan 1 – get the pasta cooking – follow directions on the pack.

At the same time:-

Pan 2 – Melt the butter in a large frying pan – add the sliced mushrooms and garlic – stir till partly cooked.

Add the cream and cook till slightly thickened.

Add the tomatoes and take off the heat immediately and set aside.

Then, after Pan 2 is done

Pan 3 – Start cooking the salmon in a frying pan – very simply. Just sprinkle a little salt and place in pan skin side down. No need to add any oil or fat as there should be enough fat in the salmon to stop it sticking. Cook on medium heat 5 minutes or until browned, then turn and cook another 3 minutes. When cooked, turn off the heat and set aside.

Check the pasta – it’s probably cooked by now – if so drain and set aside.

Pan 4 – A small saucepan with a tight lid – get the pan hot, then add the broccoli pieces (which should still have water in them from being washed) and replace the lid – beware it will sizzle and steam –  toss the broccoli briefly and turn off the heat – leave the lid on.

Everything is now cooked, so put it together.

Add the cooked pasta to the Mushrooms, tomatoes and cream sauce and gently stir. Add ground black pepper to taste.

Add the cooked broccoli to the pasta – stir gently.

Break up the salmon steaks into flakes and place on top of the pasta.

Serve immediately with a green salad of baby spinach, butter lettuce and cucumber.

I think you’ll find it’s delicious!

You can adjust the recipe to suit your taste and budget – e.g.  fewer salmon steaks, more broccoli.


Perfect Healthy Pizza

Make your own great tasting, healthy pizza.


healthy-pizzaUse a sheet of commercial frozen puff pastry as a base – a great time saver and great tasting. Sure it contains some fat but it’s quite thin and incredibly easy, that’s my excuse anyway!  I reckon if I had to make my own pizza dough I just wouldn’t bother trying to make healthy pizza at all!

Pre-heat your oven to the max!

Prepare all the toppings first so you can add them quickly.

My top secret is to heat up a pan (one which can be placed in the oven) on the stove top and place the frozen pastry sheet in it.  In other words get the cooking started on the stove top or the pastry won’t puff and crisp up properly.

Spread the pastry base with organic tomato pasta sauce, go right to the edge.

Sprinkle with dried herbs like oregano, thyme, rosemary and even chilli flakes for that extra zing.

Add the toppings you love.

Best choices are, of course, vegetables. Try olives, peppers/capsicum (thinly sliced), sundried tomatoes (great intense flavor) or halved cherry or grape tomatoes, onion slices, mushrooms (sliced), baby spinach, artichokes, pumpkin, sweet potato. Or your favorite vegetable.

If you desperately need a meat topping try to use mostly fat free shaved ham, lean chicken or seafood. I also think that a slightly sinful addition like a couple of thin slices of  a hot salami – cut into thin strips – is OK too if it stops you dreaming of high calorie, high fat commercial pizzas.

Grate some low fat cheese and use it in moderation.

If you got it started on the stove top and pre-heated your oven it should only take about 7-10 minutes to cook.  Keep an eye on it, you’ll see it puff up and get crisp.

I think the key is making it easy and tasty, plus think of the money you will save!

Serve with a heap of Super Salad and you’ll be able to share one pizza between two.


Super Salad Recipe

Ever thought salad was boring? Try this version.

You can make a heap and have some with lunch and dinner over several days – a great time saver. It will last a couple of days when you store the bulk in a press seal bag (gently press out the air)  with some kitchen paper placed inside to absorb moisture.

Ingredients:-

  • Mixed Salad Leaves – as a base
  • Butter Lettuce
  • Baby Spinach
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Carrot
  • Cucumber
  • Mint leaves
  • Cilantro (Coriander)
  • Parsley
  • Cherry or grape tomatoes
  • A couple of slices of Red (Spanish) Onion – not the whole onion
  • If your favorite salad green is missing – just add it!

Was everything carefully (preferably in purified water) to remove any grit.  Pat dry – the drier the better.

  • Tear lettuce leaves into smallish pieces.
  • Roughly chop the Mint, Cilantro (coriander) and Parsley.
  • Finely julienne the carrot.
  • Slice the Cucumber
  • Cut the (cherry or grape) tomatoes in half.
  • Very finely chop the Red Onion slices
  • Toss all ingredients together.

Make a tasty dressing in quantities to suit the volume of salad mix you have made. Try this one:-

  • Lime Juice – lots
  • Sweet chilli sauce – about the same quantity as the lime juice
  • Thai fish sauce – a couple of splashes – provides balance to the sweet sauce
  • A few grinds of salt and pepper

TIP: Don’t add the dressing to the bulk of the salad mix – only add just before serving.

TIP: Slice up a whole red onion and keep the slices in the freezer – just take out a slice when you need it.  The frozen slice is very easy to finely chop. Even one slice finely chopped adds lots of flavor to a salad without it tasting of raw onion.

Enjoy!


Wu-Yi Tea Recipes


Wu-Yi Spiced Up

Add 4 cloves and 4 allspice, and a Wu-Yi teabag to boiling water. Allow to steep until desired strength is reached. Serve with lemon slices, honey, and a cinnamon stick. This is a wonderful savory twist on the original.

Wu-Yi Fruity Explosion Pops

Brew regular Wu-Yi. Cool. Then add chopped fresh fruit or drained canned fruit and sweetener to taste. Then pour into popsicle molds and freeze. These tasty frozen treats are perfect for a hot day. A refreshing way to enjoy Wu-Yi and get part of your recommended daily fruit serving.

Wu-Yi Fizzy Delight (Shaken, not Stirred)

Brew Wu-Yi 2x regular strength. Cool. Place 1 part carbonated water, 1 part of your favorite 100% fruit juice to 1 part tea in a cocktail shaker. Add crushed ice. Shake. Serve in a margarita glass and garnish with a slice of pineapple. This drink looks so fabulous. You would never guess it’s healthy.

CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE

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I Don’t Know How I Could Live Without It!

What could possibly provoke this reaction? It’s really simple. Stabilized Rice Bran. Why?

Well, today I’m at a seminar. It started early (from me at least). I’m not good at early. So what can I have for breakfast? I want something fast, simple and healthy. The answer Stabilized Rice Bran.

I just whizzed up some guava juice and rice bran – there’s my delicious healthy breakfast. I simply included my usual Certified Organic Spirulina and Chlorella to give me sustained fullness.

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Citrus & Yogurt Cake

Today I made a variation on my cake recipe. To make it real, here is a picture.

Cake Made with Lecithin


Using the leftover pulp from my morning juice (today’s was made from 4 oranges, 1 banana and a pear with stabilized rice bran added to make it satisfying and healthy) and inspired by a TV cooking show, which showed a citrus and yogurt cake, I added 3 desertspoons of greek style yogurt I had in the fridge, and two eggs, plus today I added a heaped desert spoonful of our lecithin, of course I used a commercial cake mix as a base, I omitted any butter or oil. I bake it in a loaf tin at a lower temp than recommended, but for a longer time.

It all came together very nicely, and tastes great. Of course it’s not a light fluffy cake, its quite dense and moist as you would imagine with all that fruit pulp.


10 Ways to Use Stabilized Rice Bran in Your Diet

According to Sue Shepherd, (an accredited dietitian and author of Gluten Free Cooking (Penguin)), says, “Rice bran contains many health-promoting nutrients. when it comes to your diet there are many ways to add rice bran to a variety of everyday foods to boost both their fibre and nutritional content…”:

1. If you bake at home, add it to homemade bread, muffins and cakes.

2. Stir it into your cereal or porridge.

3. Add it to homemade soups.

4. Add a couple of tablespoons to casseroles.

5. If you don’t like brown rice, add some rice bran to your white rice during the cooking process.

6. Stir it into yoghurt.

7. Add it as an ingredient in fruit crumble toppings, or to cheesecake bases.

8. Add a tablespoon to homemade smoothies or milkshakes before blending.

9. Combine it with gluten-free breadcrumbs to coat meat schnitzels and fish fillets.

10. Use it as an ingredient in stuffings for roasts.

Excerpt from an article by By Joanna Hall, Sunday Telegraph, body+soul

March 02, 2008 12:00am

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Other Recipes Using Stabilized Rice Bran

Find out how to make delicious recipes using our Stabilized Rice Bran:-

  • Pumpkin Bread
  • Rice Bran Bread
  • Rice Bran Cookies
  • Latte
  • Muffins
  • Crunch Cereal
  • Carrot Cake
  • Chocolate Cake
  • White Cake

Download the Recipe Booklet here

Nutracea Rice Bran Recipes

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More Stabilized Rice Bran Serving Suggestions

Stabilized Rice Bran has a slightly nutty taste, it’s a natural to add to your meals.

ADD a heaped teaspoon to your breakfast cereal.

ADD a heaped teaspoon to a fruit smoothie.

SPRINKLE a heaped teaspoon over fruit salad.

SPRINKLE in any salad – green, Caesar, whatever.

SPRINKLE a heaped teaspoon over Ice Cream (you might as well add some nutrition to it!)

ADD a heaped teaspoon to a milkshake.

Let us know about your own personal favorites!

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Healthy Yoghurt Snack

Select a natural yogurt with no added sugar or other additives, use the quantity per serving suggestion.

ADD a teaspoon of organic honey.

ADD a heaped teaspoon of Stabilized Rice Bran.

Gently stir together and eat.

Yum! Delicious, easy, satisfying and good for you.

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Nn Hi-Protein Drink

Protein is one of the essential building blocks necessary for the growth, maintenance, and repair of bodyHi Protein Drink Powder tissues. It is fundamental for proper physical and mental development, improving the body’s defenses, recovery from illness, mental concentration, maintaining a healthy and youthful complexion, and losing weight.


Premium Quality, Bio-Available High Protein Drink Essential Building Blocks for Growth, Rebuilding & Regeneration

Nn Hi-Protein Drink (protein from whey, soy and milk)

  • High Protein content (more than 84%)
  • Contains whey protein hydrolysate, whey protein concentrate and soy protein isolate (considered the best combination and perfect balance of essential and non-essential amino acids)
  • Highest PDCAA (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acids Score) of 1.0 and high BV (Biological Value) – readily absorbed and utilized for maximum health benefits
  • With added calcium for stronger bones and teeth
  • Manufactured under stringent quality control by a GMP certified ISO 9001 factory in order to ensure the highest quality, nutritional value and safety

Highly recommended for:

  • Growing children
  • People recuperating from illness or injury
  • People who are prone to infections
  • People taking growth hormone (GH) secretagogues (because protein serves as a building block)
  • Dieters on a high protein diet for accelerated weight loss
  • People with stressful lifestyles
  • People with active lifestyles

Ingredients:
Soy Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Hydrolysate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Lecithin, Tricalcium Phosphate, Natural Vanilla Flavour.

Contains no artificial preservatives, coloring or flavoring. No animal ingredients except milk. Certified Halal.

Directions for use:
Add 1 scoop (10g) into 225 ml of water and stir well, or add into a shaker and shake vigorously. Add sugar, sweetener or flavouring if desired. To be taken twice daily or as needed. May be added to milk, juice, or other beverages.

Easy-to-mix, instant formula
Delicious vanilla flavor Unsweetened – suitable for diabetics
Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 10gEach container provides 30 servings

Per Serving

Per 100g

Energy kCal

41.3

413

Protein g

8.4

84.3

Carbohydrate g

1.2

12.2

Fat g

0.4

4.0

Iron mg

0.7

7.4

Lactose mg

ND

ND

Amino Acid content (mg per 10g)
Alanine

374

Lysine

619

Arginine

478

Methionine

147

Aspartate

944

Phenylalanine

367

Cysteine

161

Proline

446

Glutamate

1, 326

Serine

454

Glycine

195

Threonine

412

Histidine

192

Tryptophan

120

Isoleucine

399

Tyrosine

299

Leucine

728

Valine

394

Manufactured under stringent quality control by a GMP certified ISO 9001 factory, to ensure its quality, nutritional value and safety.

Low lactose. Suitable for those who are lactose intolerant. No added sugar. Suitable for those who are concerned about sugar intake. Mixes easily.

Manufactured in Malaysia.

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Healthy Satisfying Breakfast Juice – Fruit Version

Make a fresh juice drink with a secret ingredient which will leave you satisfied till lunchtime. The quantity below will make enough for 2 people.

  • 2 Oranges – medium size – remove rind and seeds
  • 1/8 Watermelon – remove rind and slice
  • 1 Apple – cored and sliced
  • 1 Pear – cored and sliced
  • 1 Banana – peeled and cut in pieces
  • 2 Kiwi Fruit – cut in half and peeled – (secret to easy peeling – cut in half and simply squeeze out flesh)

OR PREPARE your favorite fruits to suit the instructions of your particular juicer. Optional suggestions, ADD a few canned pitted cherries, Or ADD a few frozen berries.

JUICE all fruit.


ADD the Secret Ingredient 1 or 2 heaped teaspoons of Nn Stabilized Rice Bran per person to the juice and mix (or blend) enough to thoroughly mix the Rice Bran into the juice.

TIP – the mix of fruits should include a banana to ensure the juice has a thick consistency. This is to make sure the Rice Bran remains suspended through the juice and does not simply settle to the bottom of your glass.

Serve and Enjoy!

The Nn Stabilized Rice Bran adds substance to the juice to make a satisfying and nutritious meal. In addition to the juice, take 5 or 10 Nn Organic Spirulina tablets and 5 Nn Chlorella tablets for the perfect start to your day.

Click the link below to find out more about Healthy Juices

Juicingbook.com

TIP – Not just any Rice Bran will do. Nn Stabilized Rice Bran is special – find out why Here

I use one of those Magic Blenders with the juice attachment to make my juice and then use the mixer blade to wizz up the juice and Rice Bran.

SPECIAL TIP: Ever wondered what to do with the leftover fruit pulp? Sometimes I use it in a cake. I add it to a store bought cake mix, I omit the butter/margarine/oil component, but I do use the eggs per recipe and add some milk. I mix the ingredients thoroughly and use a loaf pan (buttered and floured inside) so the cake cooks evenly. I cook the cake in a slow oven for longer than the recipe time as it has so much moisture from the fruit pulp. Just keep an eye on it, when its risen and nice and brown on top (maybe after around 50 minutes) – it’s done.

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Quick Nutritious Low Cal Smoothie

Forget about junk food, get some fast nutrition instead.

Here is your recipe for a quick meal replacement smoothie at any time of the day:-

  • Skim Milk or Oat Milk (or other non-diary milk) about 1/2 a large glass
  • 1 sachet Nn Total Nutrition powder
  • 1 banana (or other fruit you have on hand) cut in pieces
  • 1 scoop Nn Hi-Protein (whey & soy drink powder)
  • 1 scoop Nn Lecithin Granules
  • A splash of fruit juice if you like some extra sweetness

BLEND throughly for a delicious, satisfying and nutritious meal.

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Natural Superfoods For Optimal Nutrition

Congratulations on arriving at our blog, here you will discover a whole heap of very useful information on All Natural Super Foods and their benefits to your Health, Wellbeing, Longevity and Youthfulness.

Listed below are the Natural Super Foods you may or may not have heard of, you can click on each one in turn or simply scroll down as you read through.

Also be sure to check this blog regularly as we will be adding more and more information and products as they become available.

There are links to our supplier e-store for product purchases. Please read the How to Shop information here and visit regularly for new information.

Quick Link to Natural Healthy Recipes Here

Quick Link to Certified Organic Products

Quick Link to Something Special

Nn Stabilized Rice Bran

Bio N’Zymes

Certified Organic Spirulina

Chlorella

Certified Organic Wheatgrass Powder

Total Nutrition


TummyTrimm

Liquid Chlorophyll

Lecithin Granules

Nn Hi-Protein Drink

Natural French Sea Salt

Corn Fiber Plus

Certified Organic Green Tea

Want to drink Natural Healthy Water?

See below for two sizes of our Hexagon Pure Water Systems

Hexagon Hi-Energy Structured Water System – large model

Hexagon 8-stage π Water Purifier – counter top model

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Rejuvenating Your Body

We are not doctors or medical researchers and we do not claim any miracle cures for any medical conditions, or to be providing treatment for any conditions. What we do know is that your body needs nutrients to function properly and that today’s fast paced lifestyle may not provide all the nutrition required by your body.

If you have any specific medical conditions or concerns you should always seek appropriate medical attention. Never cease any medication without the knowledge and agreement of your doctor.

Natural superfoods are not drugs, they are food, and they are not intended to replace any medication you may be prescribed. You should always let your doctor know about any nutritional supplements you are consuming.

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