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Where Grapes originally Green under the skin

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

We could find no evidence that the flesh of grapes was green originally. “White” grapes have green skins

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need a diet plan to go by in maintaining weigh

Friday, November 16th, 2007

You can find a good plan at MyPyramid.gov. You can get there by clicking here. This plan will allow you to tailor your eating plan and activity level to achieve your weight goal. Good Luck!

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nutritional properties of spinach

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Spinach is fat free, low in calories and an excellent source of fiber, folate, vitamin C, and vitamin A. It is a good source of magnesium and iron. It can be eaten raw or cooked and added to salads, casseroles and soups to increase nutrient content. You can find healthy recipes using spinach here.

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Is there such a thing as too much fruit? I LOVE LOVE LOVE fresh or dried fruit and I eat them everyday. I always have some form of fruit in my breakfast, 1 or both of my small snacks, lunch, occassionally in my dinner, and quite often in my dessert. My sister says that I sometimes over-do-it, but I don’t feel that is the case. I am studying to become a certified dietian, and I would like to know as much as possible. Thanks!

Friday, November 16th, 2007

It’s great that you are reaching for fruit for snacks and including it in your meals.  Consumption of fruit would be considered excessive if the fruit is replacing other foods that are needed for health,   Read More

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I am a nursing student at GMU, I have to teach a class about nutrition to preschoolers , I was wondering if you guys have s blueprints that kids can use to prepare a healthy snack made of vegetables in the classroom, for example, broccoli tree, etc.Please let me know,

Friday, November 16th, 2007

There are kid-friendly recipes here and suggestions for getting kids involved, including free downloadable materials on this website. You can also see if our online catalog has what you are looking for.

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Just need some information for a KG class about tangelos.

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

The tangelo is a cross between a mandarin orange and a grapefruit. It is sweet, very juicy, easy to peel and has only a few seeds. It has a nipple at the stem end. It is a member of the citrus family and is  Read More

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is it true that when you cook vegetables they lose their health properties and nutritional values

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Cooking vegetables can reduce the amounts of some vitamins (like vitamin C) but can make other nutrients more easily used by your body (like lycopene in tomatoes). If you prefer cooked vegetables, cooking  Read More

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Is taking the Juice pill safe while pregnant?

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Eating whole fruits and vegetables (fresh, frozen, canned, or dried) or 100% juice made from them, is always the best way to consume fruits and vegetables. Especially during pregnancy, it is better to get  Read More

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How much water is in an average apple? Please answer in ounces or cups. (We are doing a demonstration for a science club!)

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

One medium apple, 3 inches in diameter, contains about 5.5oz of water.

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when fruits and veggies are frozen don’t they lose nutrients like vitamins and minerals?

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

There is a minimal loss of nutrients whenever fruits and veggies are processed, such as in cooking or heating. When produce is commercially frozen or canned, there is little time lapse between picking and  Read More

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