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How do you store mushrooms?

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
 

Q. I love mushrooms on about everything but before I get a chance to use them they turn brown..I’ve asked my grocer if he knows how to keep them longer than 3or4 days and he doesn’t know.So  Read More

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What fruits are helpful in controlling blood pressure?

Friday, April 4th, 2014
 

Q. I am allergic to bananas. I just found out that I have high blood pressure. Is there another fruit equivalent to the benefits of the banana that you can recommend. Thank you

 

A. There are many  Read More

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What exactly are ‘healthy foods’?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
 

Q. which means “healthy food”?

 

A. To help with the understanding of what is healthy and what isn’t, the USDA introduced the MyPlate Icon, which demonstrates the dietary guidelines for  Read More

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Are nuts a good source of zinc? What are the benefits of zinc?

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
 

Q. Are nuts a good source of zinc? What are the benefits of zinc?

 

A. Yes, nuts, beans, and whole grains can provide zinc, though the best source is lean red  Read More

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Can you freeze Swiss Chard? Does it lose nutritional value?

Friday, March 21st, 2014
 

Q. Can you freeze Swiss Chard? Does it lose nutritional value?

 

A. Yes, you can freeze Swiss Chard. Cut off stems, rinse, blanch them, cool in water bath, and then store in freezer Ziploc bag. (To  Read More

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How can I find out the amount of sodium in fruits and vegetables?

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
 

Q. Is there a simple way to know if a particular fruit or vegetable has sodium in it and how much it might have?

 

A. Please check out our Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Database. There you’ll find sodium  Read More

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Should i increase my fruit and vegetable intake as i age?

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
 

Q. should i increase my fruit and vegetable intake as i age?

 

A. Fruit and vegetable requirements are typically based on how many calories you burn each day. If you are less active as you age, you might  Read More

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Is hummus considered a vegetable?

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
 

Q. Is hummus considered a vegetable?

 

A. Hummus is as dish that contains chickpeas (garbanzo beans). Try one of our hummus recipes.

 
 
 
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Do you have a list of low-glycemic foods?

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
 

Q. Can you please provide a more accurate list low glycemic foods? I am interested in choosing more healthier foods. Thank you

 

A. The Glycemic Index is a tool that is used to help maintain blood  Read More

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I have 2 cucumbers that are 6 months old but look and feel he same as they did when I picked them. How is this possible?

Saturday, March 8th, 2014
 

Q.I have 2 cucumbers that have been sitting on a plastic shelf in my kitchen for 6 ( six plus ) months. They look and feel, nearly the same as they did when I picked them. My question is ”how is this  Read More

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