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Heirloom

An asset passed down within a family for several generations. Heirlooms refer to personal property, such jewelry or furniture, and not to major assets like real estate. Heirlooms often have intrinsic value, but because they may appeal to a limited demographic (family members and collectors), they may be illiquid.
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Pinto showed the highest amount of loss in antioxidants and antioxidant activity, while among heirlooms, Hutterite Soup had the lowest percent loss throughout soaking and cooking.
One popular heirloom, produced by grower Tom Wagner, is the 'Green Zebra.' This is the first green low-acid heirloom.
Historical gardening is an important part of the Old Sturbridge Village mission and the museum's gardeners encourage home growers to help save heirloom vegetable and flower varieties from extinction and to bring unique varieties and flavors to their home gardens.
Unlike modern hybrid varieties, heirloom tomatoes come from true seed, mak-mak ing them easy to share.
Seventeen kinds of heirloom roses go into Crispin's Rose Liqueur, which tastes like a dreamy traipse through the hothouse.
An Heirloom of Your Own: Don't miss Harvesting Heritage: 150 Years of the American Farm, a special collector's edition featuring essays written by Farm Collector columnist Sam Moore.
The horseshoes are now mounted in a frame along with a photograph of my dad on Aintree station.Wills and testaments often contain information about family heirlooms with the testator usually specifying who the heirloom is to be left to, even to quirky, everyday items such as a favourite clock or pewter jugs.
Not only are heirlooms rich in flavor and history, some studies suggest they may be nutritionally superior to hybrids, possibly due to the shift in focus to large-scale production of hybrids.
"People who love their heirlooms want to grow the same plants that have been grown for hundreds of years," says Peter Hatch, director of gardens and grounds at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The aim behind exhibiting these rare family heirlooms is to provide an insight into the bygone era.
SCOOP Jade ornament wrapped in copy of the Daily Mirror HEIRLOOM Statue and, left, Pelham