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Are potatoes vegetables?

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Yes, potatoes are a vegetable. They are the tuber of the potato plant. Potatoes are high in vitamin C and a good source of potassium. While many potatoes are eaten as french fries, we suggested that you bake,  Read More

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would like to know how to eat papaya fruit. thank you

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

The easiest way to eat a papaya is to eat it like a melon; slice the fruit, scoop out the seeds and discard the peel. Papaya can also be used in many different types of fruit salads. I prefer to squeeze a  Read More

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I have pre-diabetes. Should i watch the labels for the sugar content or the carb content?

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

It’s great that you are paying attention to your diet, as diet, exercise and weight management are the cornerstones of prevention of development of type II diabetes.  It is prudent for everyone to avoid foods  Read More

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Are potatoes vegetables?

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Yes, potatoes are a vegetable. They are the tuber of the potato plant. Potatoes are high in vitamin C and a good source of potassium. While many potatoes are eaten as french fries, we suggested that you bake,  Read More

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is there a list anywhere on this site about when different fruits and vegetables are in season locally in the Portland Metro area?

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

To check what is in season in your area, click here.

 

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Which fruits and vegetables are “in season” during summer?

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

The summer months always bring a bounty of juicy and delicious produce. While some items listed can be found all year, many are at their peak during summer months. Fruits and vegetables in season during  Read More

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I have a no fruit and vegetable eater. have tried dried fruits, fresh fruits; fruit in cereal, yogurt,juices,ice cream, trail mix. she will eat pumpkin soup but not the vegetable in them. what are my other options in getting my 5year old to eat fruits and vegetable.

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Getting kids to eat fruits and vegetables can sometimes be a challenge! I have one just like yours and can feel your pain! First and foremost, set a good example. If your child sees that the rest of the  Read More

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How long do the nutrients stay “good” in fruit and vegetables? If you keep them 3,4,5 days, does it drop significantly?

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Nutrients do start to degrade after harvest, but this can be minimized by proper storage or processing. Frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice products are processed just after harvesting to "lock-in" the  Read More

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I would like a source for ideas for garnishing with fruits and veggies.

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Great question—fruits and vegetables used for garnishing can make beautiful presentations on a table of food or make kids meals more exciting!  Check out the cooking section of a major bookstore such as  Read More

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I am 15 years old If i want to only eat fruits and vegetables what portions should i eat for breakfast lunch and dinner ?

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

The amount of fruits and vegetables you need each day depends not only on your age, but your gender and activity level as well.  A 15 year old moderately active girl needs to eat 4-1/2 cups of fruits and  Read More

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