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Why are Roma tomatoes low in water content?

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Q. Why are the Roma tomatoes I planted low in water content?


A. Roma tomatoes naturally have lower water content than other varieties. This makes them a great choice for sauces.

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Where can I find information on fruit & veggie serving sizes and storage?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Q. Do have accurate serving weights and/or sizes for fruits and veggies? I grow and raise my own food. Can I freeze or dehydrate fruits and veggies as well?


A. This website has a lot of great  Read More

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How much would 100 strawberries cost?

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Q. I need to make 100 dipped strawberries. My friend who owns a restaurant is ordering them through her distributor. She says she’s clueless to the cost. I was curious that maybe  Read More

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Where can I find nutrition information for Key limes?

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Q. I have looked all over the internet and hoped that your website (excellent, by the way) could answer my question. I am looking for nutritional facts about key  Read More

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What is the carbohydrate content in common fruits and vegatables?

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Q. What is the carbohydrate content of common fruits and vegetables?


A. The carbohydrate content varies depending on the fruit or vegetable. Our website has quick nutrition charts that list total  Read More

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How to I get Fruits & Veggies More Matters Publications?

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Q. Do you have a reading level and/or Spanish certification for the publication “Three Simple Steps to Eating More Fruits and Vegetables”?


A. In June of  Read More

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Can eggplant be frozen?

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Q. Can caponata be frozen? I always have so much and would love to be able to save it.


A. According the University of Illinois Extension To freeze eggplants:

  1. Wash, peel if desired, and slice  Read More

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How do you know if fruit is ripe at the store?

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Q. I would like to know how to pick good fruits and veggies? For instance, I love avocados and I really do not know how to pick a fresh one.


A. Selecting fruits and vegetables can be tricky. Check out  Read More

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How can I keep myself from getting sick?

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Q. I am healthy and had a diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis last year. What can I do to prevent from getting it again?


A. It is impossible to avoid every disease-causing germ that is out there, but  Read More

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How can I tell if fruits and vegetables are okay to eat?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Q. The slices have a thin grey layer, so no good?


A. For information on fruit and vegetable selection, please check out our nutrition database. Thank you.

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The Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Pivonka, a mother of two and a registered dietitian, shares years of experience in getting people to eat more fruits and veggies.
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