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beauty benefits of watermelon

beauty food watermelon

Watermelons are known for their vibrant green skin and lush pinky red flesh.  They grow on vines and are native to Africa, thriving in tropical locations.

FOOD ACTIVES:

Antioxidants such as beta carotene, lycopene, vitamin C and vitamin A, vitamin B6, thiamin, citrulline, copper, magnesium and potassium.

BEAUTY BENEFITS OF WATERMELON:

Watermelon is high in citrulline which is converted to the amino acid, arginine in your body.  Arginine soothes your muscles while increasing blood flow which is fabulous for promoting hair growth as it ensures a healthy scalp and encourages circulation of blood and nutrients. Watermelons are also alkaline foods which balance the acidity levels in your body.  They are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and lycopene all of which help to protect your skin and body from free radical damage, leaving your skin feeling fresh and revitalized.

COOK:

Watermelon has a high water content of 92% which makes it a great snack and helps to keep you hydrated. Watermelon rind and seeds can also be eaten, they’re high in iron and zinc, but compared to the flesh they don’t have a very appealing taste!

TIP:

Don’t forget to allow your watermelons ripen! The highest concentration of lycopene and beta carotene is found in a ripe watermelon, when it turns to a more redish colour.  A ripe watermelon is heavy, and slightly dulled when compared to it’s shiny unripe skin.

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beauty benefits of kakadu plum

Native to Australia and grown in both the Northern Territory  and Western Australia, beauty food Kakadu Plum (also known as Murunga, Billy Goat Plum or Gubingee) is famous for its high Vitamin C content.  It is light green and roundish in shape and was commonly used not only for bush tucker but also as a natural medicine to soothe aches and pains.

FOOD ACTIVES:

Vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, calcium, iron, copper, potassium, zinc, magnesium and fibre.

BEAUTY BENEFITS:

With one of the highest natural vitamin C contents in the world, it’s no wonder beauty food kakadu plum is becoming increasingly known and loved.  The high content of vitamin C helps to fight premature ageing, smoothen your complexion and support your immune system. The fruit also contains antibacterial properties and is packed with phytonutrients to protect the body from nasty free radicals. Gallic acid in kakadu plum, is a fabulous antimicrobial nutrient as it stops the activity of bacteria so your body can then destroy it.  It is also great for inflammation which means less puffy skin!

COOK:

Beauty food kakadu plum fruits can be eaten raw and are often made into a delicious jam.

TIP:

Although hard to find, online shopping makes searching for kakadu plum a lot easier.  Try your local health food store or search online to find somewhere that will deliver them to you.

Do you love the idea of having all natural products in your beauty range? Head over to the Luk Shop to find out more about which natural ingredients are used in each Lip Nourish!

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Citrus Baked Quince Recipe

Luscious autumn comfort food for the cooler weather, this quince recipe is more than a skin saviour.

Baking or pot roasting quinces brings out the most intense flavour. Although this quince recipe takes a few hours, it requires little attention besides basting and turning the fruit once or twice. You can be off doing something else and return to a truly luscious treat. Because the quince season is short it is waited for with anticipation. Until you have experimented with quinces yourself you have no idea what you are missing out on. 

BEAUTY FOOD BENEFITS

Full of vitamin C, quinces help to keep your skin firm and smooth. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals which can damage your collagen and elastin (who wants wrinkles and saggy baggy skin?), it also is  essential for the production of collagen. Quinces are also a good source of iron transporting oxygen through the body via red blood cells to produce a radiant complexion and encourage the growth of healthy, lush hair.  The copper in quinces works to ward off any grey strands (!) while encouraging the reduction of pigmentation or sun spots on the skin, providing a more youthful complexion. Quinces can also work to reduce inflammation within your body and skin – especially puffiness or redness.

CITRUS BAKED QUINCE RECIPE

2 hours wo to go. Serves 4.

YOU’LL NEED

4 quinces, peeled and cut into quarters

1 lemon (juice and peel)

1 orange (juice and peel)

2 cinnamon quills

2 fresh rosemary sprigs

1/2 cup organic maple syrup

HOW TO

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees. Place peeled and quartered quinces into an oven proof baking tray.

2. Pour over lemon and orange juice and add peel, cut into thick strips.  Add cinnamon quills and pour over maple syrup.  Cover with a lid or foil and bake for 1 hour.

3.  Remove quinces from the oven and stir to cover with juices. Turn the pieces, re-cover and return to oven.  Turn the oven down to 150 degrees and roast for a further 45 minutes to an hour.  The quinces are ready when they have turned a gorgeous deep pink to amber colour and are tender.

4. Serve warm or leave to cool.  When serving drizzle with some sauce from the bottom of the tin.

TIPS AND TRICKS
  • In this quince recipe you can core the quinces before or after roasting… keep in mind though, when cutting beforehand the quinces are rock hard and it can be difficult to remove the core and capture all the grainy bits.
  • A couple dollops of butter in the dish of your citrus baked quince recipe makes then even more luscious.
  • Try and retain the elegant natural shape of the fruit rather than topping and tailing if you are serving to guests.
  • This baked quince recipe is perfect with with a dollop of natural yoghurt and toasted walnuts.
  • Also delicious for a weekend brunch.
  • Don’t forget to look at our beautifood bite on quinces that tells you why this citrus baked quince recipe is body-delicious.
Pour over lemon and orange juice and add peel, cut into thick strips.  Add cinnamon quills and pour over maple syrup.  Cover with a lid or foil and bake for 1 hour.

Pour over lemon and orange juice and add peel, cut into thick strips. Add cinnamon quills and pour over maple syrup.

The quinces are ready when they have turned a deep pink to amber colour and are soft to touch.

The quinces are ready when they have turned a deep pink to amber colour and are soft to touch.

 NUTRITIONAL INFO

Amount Per Serve (Serving size = 4)

Energy: 967kJ

Protein: 1.2g

Fat: 0.5g

Carbohydrates: 48g

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Fabulous Fig Jam Recipe – a little sweet treat

This fabulous fig jam recipe is perfect when figs are flourishing! Yes jam is made from sugar but a spoonful of slow cooked lush fruit mixed with organic sweeteners and eaten on your favourite sourdough weekend toast is a treat. Eating well is about making choices. Where would you like your daily spoonfuls of sugar to come from…I know this is top of my list. 

Figs are delicate fruits and can be difficult to locate – even when in season which is end of summer, early autumn.  The reason for this is because figs can only be stored for a few days before over ripening,  they are easily squashed and bruised making them difficult to transport.  A good way to preserve fig if you see them going cheap or find yourself with a bowl full of over ripe ones is to make this fig jam recipe, it only takes an hour.

BEAUTY FOOD BENEFITS

Figs are rich in calcium and are one of the richest sources of this essential beauty mineral.  The combination of potassium and calcium is perfect for keeping bones and teeth strong and maintaining a gorgeous smile. Their high fibre content helps to increase the absorption of essential nutrients and assists in the removal of toxins to help create a clear complexion.

Lemons are powerful antioxidants which help to prevent free radicals from damaging our body.  Their high vitamin C content works well to protect collagen and elastin from damage, helping to maintain a smooth, tight appearance. Ginger also helps to tighten skin while reducing redness due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

FABULOUS FIG JAM RECIPE

1 to 1.5 hrs wo to go.  Makes 1 cup

YOU’LL NEED

450g fresh figs, washed, stems removed and cut into quarters

1/2 cup organic honey

1/2 cup rapadura sugar

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1 1/2 tspn lemon zest

1 1/2 tspn ground ginger or a little freshly grated ginger or finely chopped glace ginger (optional)

HOW TO
  1. Place figs, honey, sugar and water in a large saucepan. Let sit, unheated for about 15 minutes.
  2. Over medium to high heat, with lid on bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Turn down to a simmer, ensure all sugar on pan is dissolved.
  3. Cook slowly for 30 to 45 minutes, as the water evaporates, the sugar will start to caramelise so be careful and stir occasionally to stop sugars from burning.
  4. Add lemon juice, zest and ginger and stir, cooking for another 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow to cool.
  5. Spoon your fig jam into your (sterilised) jar, place on the lid and allow to cool completely before placing it into the fridge.
TIPS AND TRICKS
  • Enjoy this fig jam recipe spread over wholesome sour dough toast. You can also dollop on top of warm breakfast cereals. Eg oats or quinoa porridge.
  • For dessert a dollop of this fig jam recipe is fabulous with natural unsweetened yoghurt.
  • Try a smidgen with organic goats cheese and crackers. You could even make your own home made crackers!
  • Search around local stores or markets and see if you can find your honey made locally to use in you fig jam recipe.

 

 

Place figs, honey, sugar and water in a large saucepan. Let sit, unheated for about 15 minutes.

Place figs, honey, sugar and water in a large saucepan. Let sit, unheated for about 15 minutes to soften the fruit.

Over medium to high heat, bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 2 minutes, bringing down to a simmer.

Over medium to high heat, bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 2 minutes, bringing down to a simmer.

Cook for 45 minutes at a low simmer, stirring often to stop honey from burning.  Over time, the figs will begin to break down, you can mash them a few times to achieve a desired consistency.  But remember, there is no need to mash it all up as a few big chunks create a gorgeous texture.

Cook for 45 minutes at a low simmer, stirring often to stop honey from burning. Over time, the figs will begin to break down, you can mash them a few times to achieve a desired consistency…big chunks create a gorgeous texture too.

Add lemon juice, zest and ginger and stir, cooking for another 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow to cool.

Add lemon juice, zest and ginger and stir, cooking for another 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow to cool.

Spoon your fig jam into your jar, place on the lid and allow to cool completely before placing it into the fridge - or enjoy straight up!

Spoon your caramelised  fig jam into your jar, place on the lid and allow to cool completely before placing it into the fridge.

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beauty food figs

beauty food figs

Grown since ancient times, figs have a sweet taste and aroma and are native to western Asia. They range from a lush dark purple, to a mixture of pale green, pale purple and a pale brown colour. The entire fruit is edible (except the stem!) and provides your body with a rich nourishment of calcium and dietary fibre.

FOOD ACTIVES

Antioxidants, vitamin B6, vitamin K, calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, fibre and tryptopphan

BEAUTY BENEFITS

Rich in calcium, figs contain one of the highest amounts when compared to any other fruit. The combination of potassium and calcium is perfect for keeping bones and teeth strong and maintaining a gorgeous smile. Their high fibre content helps to increase the absorption of essential nutrients into the body. It also assists the removal of toxins working to cleanse the body and create a bright complexion. Tryptophan, an essential amino acid works within your body through serotonin – a chemical which encourages feelings of calm and relaxation. Delicious and sweet, figs are fabulous for your body and your complexion.

COOK

Figs can be eaten raw, cooked or dried. They can be sprinkled over a warm breakfast cereal, added with yoghurt or to baked treats, or made into a jam.

TIP

Figs can be eaten raw, cooked or dried. They can be sprinkled over a warm breakfast cereal, added with yoghurt or to baked treats, or made into a jam.

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Step 1. Simply click on the  skin food image .

Step 2. Then right click and choose ‘Save image as’ where it will be a JPEG in whichever folder you choose.

Step 3. Open the saved image and print on a postcard size (6”x4”/10cmx15cm) photo paper.

Step 4. Send to printer for your gorgeous skin food card!

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Sweet Potato and Pomegranate Salad Recipe

This sweet potato and pomegranate salad is full of gorgeous colours and nourishing beauty nutrients to brighten your day!

Little sparkling red jewels providing bursts of antioxdiants… you don’t need to be a master chef to make this salad look or taste good!  Recipes like this sweet potato and pomegranate salad are great to keep on hand, especially when they provide the perfect mixture of nutrients to keep your skin looking its best.  This sweet potato and pomegranate salad is great to bring to family get togethers, catch ups with friends and even to add to your weeknight dinners.

There are various ways to remove pomegranate arils. I suggest cutting the pomegranate in half. Gently push the centre upwards from the outside while gripping onto the side (as if you are trying to stretch it open), then hit the back of the pomegranate with a wooden spoon and voila! (well OK – you have to separate the white membrane from some of the jewels!) Once you get the knack of it you will be bashing pomegranates every second day… like we do because my 5 year daughter thinks they are the prettiest of all fruits.

So say goodbye to damaged skin and hello to a beautiful complexion because these sweet potato and pomegranate salad ingredients work together to nurture and preserve bright, soft skin!

BEAUTY FOOD BENEFITS

Sweet potato: Packed with beta carotene, sweet potatoes are fabulous for restoring and nourishing your sight.  This salad isn’t just for gorgeous skin, magnesium works to relax and calm your body. This helps to ease life’s stress and with it the chance of premature ageing!  Pomegranate: Ellagic acid is vital for helping your skin to repair itself while warding off wrinkles.  It also acts as your very own sunscreen! Protecting your skin from damaging UV rays it prevents the formation of sun spots and fights free radicals. Potassium works with your liver to flush toxins from the body, cleansing and clarifying your skin from the inside. Olive oil: a saviour for your skin, it is full of antioxidants to fight those pesky free radicals (sun, smoke, pollution, fast food) and protect against damage. It also helps to strengthen your immune system as it contains healthy monounsaturated fats, helping you to look and feel great! Pepitas: High in zinc, they work to balance oil in your skin and fight off bacteria which may cause acne. Vitamin E works to keep your complexion glowing.  It promotes regeneration of skin cells to keep your appearance refreshed. Feta:  Calcium keeps teeth strong to preserve a flattering smile.  Also moisturising and hydrating, this nutrient will keep your skin looking soft and smooth.

SWEET POTATO AND POMEGRANATE SALAD RECIPE

serves 4 | 45 minutes wo-to-go

YOU’LL NEED

Salad:

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

1 tablespoon olive oil

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 cup pomegranate arils

1/2 cup pepitas (toasted in smokey paprika if you have some)

1/2 cup organic feta cheese

chopped mint & or parsley (optional)

Zest of lemon or orange (optional)

Dressing:

2 tbsp honey

1 tbsp lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

HOW TO

1. Pre-heat oven to 180C.

2. Place the diced sweet potatoes onto a large baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil and toss until sweet potatoes are coated well.

3. Season with salt and pepper.  Stirring occasionally, roast for 30-35 minutes or until tender.

4. Remove from oven, cool and place sweet potatoes into a large bowl. Add pomegranate arils, pepitas and feta cheese.

5. In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper.  Drizzle dressing over sweet potato and pomegranate salad and gently toss. Sprinkle with chopped herbs & citrus zest.

TIPS AND TRICKS
  • This sweet potato and pomegranate salad is great as a side dish to a main meal or even by itself!
  • Can be served both warm and cold, depending on circumstance and preference.
  • The sweet potato and pomegranate salad goes great with chicken – while sweet potatoes are cooking, add some oil and mixed herbs to chicken breast. Fry until golden and place in the oven with sweet potatoes.  They should be finished around the same time.

 

Beautifully coloured Pomegranate Arils

Beautifully coloured Pomegranate Arils

Drizzle oil, salt and pepper and roast for 20-25 minutes

Drizzle oil, salt and pepper and roast for 30-40 minutes

Throw together the ingredients - Drizzle with some sauce and your salad is ready to go!

Simply toss together the ingredients  and dressing & /or sprinkle with chopped herbs & grated zest. #yum

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beauty food for glowing skin | pomegranate

Pomegranate – that exotic fruit some of us shy from. Don’t, because once you discover its jewels you’ll wonder why you took so long! Packed with antioxidants it is considered to be one of the highest ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) values of any fruit, making it determined to smooth those wrinkles.

FOOD ACTIVES:

Antioxidants such as vitamin E, vitamin C, ellagic acid, and anthocyanins, vitamin A, vitamin K, folic acid, calcium, iron, potassium, fibre.

BEAUTY BENEFITS:

Say goodbye to skin damage and hello to a beautiful complexion. Pomegranate contains ellagic acid, vital for facilitating your skin to repair itself and helping your body to keep wrinkles at bay. It also protects your skin from the suns damaging UV rays and the formation of suns spots – think of it as your very own sunscreen! It keeps elasticity in your skin while potassium flushes toxins from the body, helping your complexion to remain smooth and glowing.

COOK:

Pomegranate seeds (arils) are great for adding to salads, with rice or even in cakes and biscuits. Its juice can be added as a dressing or for make a vitamin by mixing with fresh mint leaves and ice in mineral water! So pretty too.

TIP:

There are various ways to remove pomegranate seeds but it’s important to find one which suits you! It is recommended to cut the pomegranate in half. Gently push the center upwards from the outside while gripping onto the sides (as if you are trying to stretch it open). Then hit the back of the pomegranate with a wooden spoon and voila, enjoy! (And do this in the sink and make sure you remove the white membrane !)

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Homemade Tomato Passata

Treat your skin for the year with this delicious homemade Passata recipe – the perfect way to use the glut of tomatoes in late summer!

I am about a month late sharing this recipe as tomato season in Australia peaks at the end of summer in February, but there is no reason why you can’t slowly ripen egg tomatoes now and start a few passata making batches to keep over autumn and winter for when you feel like a little summer sunshine. I was introduced to the passata making ‘ritual’ by a good foodie friend when my kids were toddlers…it was a fun family passata making affair where thru trial and error we worked out how to bottle tomatoes.

Traditional passata is simply ‘pureed ripe tomatoes’. It’s skin delicious!

TOMATO BEAUTY BENEFITS

Packed full of lycopene, this homemade passata recipe is a savior for your skin. It’s high fat solubility makes it especially effective in your skin.  This provides us with a better protection against damaging UV rays and creates the ultimate protection against sagging and wrinkles. Vitamin A acts to add shine to your hair and keep it strong while also protect your eyes and maintain their brightness. The process of cooking the tomatoes in this passata allows more lycopene to released, providing you and your skin with the best possible beauty food. 

HOMEMADE TOMATO PASSATA MAKING RECIPE

You need to have the right equipment – a food mill for separating the skin and seeds from the flesh, glass bottles and lids to bottle the sauce and a large sauce pan and strong gas burner to ‘boil’ the bottles are mandatory.

YOU’LL NEED

Box/es of ripe tomatoes – roma are best because of rich flavour and high level of solids which makes thicker more robust sauce.

HOW TO
  1. Wash the tomatoes and plunge them in hot water to loosen the skin.
  2. Pop into a colander to drain. You don’t want to dilute your sauce.
  3. Feed the tomato flesh through a food mill. This separates the skin and seeds from the pulp, unlike a food processor, which mangles them all up rather than making a fine flavoured sauce.
  4. The thicker the  liquid – the better the passata. If thin liquid runs – try to catch it separately and out aside.
  5. The passata is bottled, capped (tight), and placed in a large pot (lined with tea towels to prevent the jars cracking as they jostle). The bottles don’t need to be pre-heated to sterilised as the heating does that.
  6. Fill the large saucepan with warm water couple and boil for couple of hours to sterilise and preserve the passata. Make sure the whole of the bottle is covered.
  7. Take care when removing the jars (or leave them to cool in the water), and store in a cool, dark place.
TIPS

Make passata making into a day event  with lunch and get another family or 2 to come along. It will need a little organising -eg 4-6 boxes of tomatoes, large bowls, lots of jars, gas burner to set up outside to boil the jars, large mill to get the volume of sauce thru.  Lots of red wine, home made pasta, green salads…you get the idea!

Most importantly ensure the tomatoes are ripe..buy them at least 10 days before you make the passata to ensure they are deep red and ripe – this way the passata is sweeter, richer and more balanced.

I have lots of beautiful photos from the two times we have made passata but I can’t find them, one day I am sure they will turn up.

 

Freshly Bottled Tomato Passata

Tomatoes are rich in the fat soluble antioxidant lycopene which helps filter the suns UV rays from the inside out. Image source: Pinterest

 

Passata Making

Skinning the tomatoes in hot water for passata making. Image via Pinterest – City Hippy Farm Girl

 

Featured image on Pinterest via Vaniglia

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BEAUTY FOOD FOR GLOWING SKIN | TOMATO

Tomatoes are a delicious skin food protecting skin from UV rays and free radicals for a smooth, even glowing appearance whilst helping to diminish lines.

Bright red and juicy, tomatoes are the world’s most popular fruit – and yes, we know what you’re thinking, they are technically a fruit.   Because there are so many ways you can prepare and eat tomatoes, there is no reason why can’t feed your skin this delicious fruit every day.

FOOD ACTIVES:

Antioxidants such as lycopene, vitamin A and vitamin C, fibre, vitamin K, copper and potassium.

BEAUTY BENEFITS:

Lycopene is twice as effective an antioxidant as vitamin A, making it a savior for your skin! It’s high fat solubility makes it especially effective in tissues which are full of fats and lipids such as our skin. This makes it perfect for UV protection as it is always ready to protect the skin from the suns rays. Vitamin A acts to add shine to your hair and keep it strong by protecting it from free radicals. It also works protect your eyes and maintain their brightness, vitamin K lessens darker patches which can form under the eyes, both working to refresh your complexion with an all natural glow.

 COOK:

Tomatoes can be eaten in so many ways such as raw, canned or cooked making it easy for you to protect your skin.

TIP:

Cooking tomatoes allows more lycopene to be released providing a greater protection against free radicals.

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Step 4. Send to printer for your gorgeous skin food card!

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beauty food | apples

BEAUTY FOOD FOR GLOWING SKIN ~ APPLES
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We all know an apple a day keeps the doctor away… who knew they ward off wrinkles too! With over 7000 varieties your beauty pantry has never looked better!

FOOD ACTIVES:

Antioxidants including vitamin C and quercetin, dietary fibre, potassium, manganese and vitamin B6

BEAUTY BENEFITS:

Bet you did not know apples help to protect your skin from the suns UVB rays to keep it smooth! Packed with flavonoids, quercetin fights off free radicals that attack the skin cells and damage collagen and elastin, 2 key skin proteins which stop wrinkles and saggy looking skin. And the Vitamin C present helps your skin make collagen too. Biting into an apple stimulates your mouth to increase saliva  helping to reduce tooth decay and keep your smile bright while fibre aids your digestive system to remove toxins and improve nutrient absorption for vitality and glowing skin.

COOK:

Great for a quick snack, they can also be juiced for a wrinkle fighting treatment! In winter you can’t go past apple pie or crumble.

TIP:

Apples are among one of the highest fruits to be sprayed with pesticides. To reduce the chance of extra toxins in the body, purchase organic apples or wash before eating as the skin contains most beauty nutrients.

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PRINT this gorgeous 10x15cm beautifood skin food card to keep beauty inspiration at finger tips reach in your kitchen

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Step 3. Open the saved image and print on a postcard size (6”x4”/10cmx15cm) photo paper.

Step 4. Send to printer for your gorgeous skin food card!

Step 5. Display on your fridge file in a A-Z card box in your kitchen.

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