Black raspberry superfood can help to prevent cancer
Black raspberries are being hailed as a new ‘superfood’ and have been credited as having cancer-fighting properties.
Named the Mac Black, this particular variety of raspberry is said to have a more intense flavour than traditional red raspberries.
Similar to many superfoods, Mac Black raspberries contain high levels of anti-oxidants and have earned the nickname ‘the king of berries’ for their numerous health benefits.
Scientists believe that black raspberries can also help to prevent cancer as they feature rich concentrations of anthocyanins and ellagic acid, compounds which have been recognised as being able to stop cancer.
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Previous studies exploring the health benefits of raspberries and blackberries have found that these fruits can slow the growth of a number of cancers, including cervical, breast and colon cancers.
Black raspberries have been described as being juicy like a blackberry but also sweet, similar to raspberries.
Clinical trials are already underway to assess the health benefits of black raspberries and they are being specifically tested on oesophagea and colon cancers.
Mac Black raspberries originated in North America and are only just today being made available to consumers in the UK.
The black raspberries have been grown in Britain for five years, but growers have only now been able to produce high volumes suitable for commercial purposes.
The fruit is being specifically grown for sale in supermarket chain Tesco and a 125g punnet costs £2.
Vuram launches automated app to track COVID-19 supplies
A new app that tracks COVID-19 supplies in real time time has launched.
Built by hyper-automation services company Vuram, Trackable can monitor the progress of vaccines, oxygen cylinders, PPE, and masks as they move through the supply chain.
The app's features include street view to facilitate coordination between drivers, and trained facial recognition software powered by Microsoft Azure to ensure goods are only handled by authorised personnel.
Other functions include:
* Demand management for inventories, to prioritise deliveries using automation
* Demand analysis to predict sales trends based on stock levels
* Offline multilingual feature for drivers
* A dashboard to see the status and location of drivers
* Insights on how products are performing in real-time
The team at Vuram built Trackable as part of the Appian World 2021 Online Hackathon, where participants can take their ideas for innovative software and create a custom app. The tracking app went on to win the contest.
“Custom component building is at the heart of this application, and we focussed on making them more creative to provide an improved user experience" said Santosh Kumar, co-developer of Trackable.
"We are happy that we have managed to make it to the top in just a month. On behalf of Vuram, I thank the Appian Hackathon team for their efforts in conducting the event, and my hearty congratulations to all the winners."