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I WANT TO KNOW HOW MANY FRUITS/VEGETABLES SHOULD ADULTS AND CHILDREN EAT PER DAY?

Monday, September 24th, 2007

How many fruits and vegetables adults and children should eat every day depends on their age, sex and activity level. Younger children need less than older ones. Men and boys generally need more than women  Read More

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I am trying to locate any nutritional information on Black or Purple Carrots. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration

Friday, September 21st, 2007

An internet search and search of the USDA database did not turn up any results on nutritional information about black or purple carrots.  I suggest you contact the Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center at   Read More

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what are the benefits of consuming 4-6 porttions of fruit and veg a day

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Our mothers were right when they told us to eat our fruits and vegetables.  They are full of important vitamins and minerals. Additionally, they are high in fiber and water, which makes them helpful as part  Read More

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How many calories are in garlic broth and lemon juice?

Friday, September 21st, 2007

The calorie content is most likely negligible.  Garlic broth, assuming it’s made only with garlic and water, would not have any calories.  One tablespoon lemon juice has about 3-4  calories; ½ cup has about  Read More

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How many grapes are you allowed to eat every day

Friday, September 21st, 2007

One serving of grapes is ½ cup, and there are about 16 grapes in ½ cup.  It is not unusual for people to consume more than one serving of a particular fruit or vegetable at one time or in one day.  Consuming  Read More

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Is weight gain a “side-effect” of menopause?

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Weight gain is not inevitable at menopause.  However, many women find that it is more difficult to manage weight after menopause.  One reason for this is related to changes in body composition that occur  Read More

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Is the nutritional value of fresh fruit affected by its age? For example, is a hard pear any more/less nutritious than a fully ripe pear?thanks!Alexis Gabay

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

The nutritional value of fresh fruit will be affected by its age.  Harvesting too soon or over-ripening will affect the nutrient content.  Many other factors also affect nutrient content of fruit, so it is  Read More

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I would like to make tomato paste and can it. Do you have a receipe for processing tomato paste?

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

We do not as yet have a recipe for making tomato paste.  You can find one by clicking here.  Check out recipes on this site for using those homegrown tomatoes in a variety of other ways as well.  Enjoy!

 

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I have “heard” that when fruits and veggies are picked prior to repening, they lose some nutritional value. That the major nutriants are developed in the item during the final ripening process. Is this true? If so, is there any scale or relationship to the time of harvest and the amount of nutriants. For example, if harvested at 80% ripe, it only has 80% of the nutriants. Also, does this all vary with the type of item. I am mostly interested in the affect on fruits and documented references regarding this matter. Also, any further people, publications and studies you can direct me to will be appreciated. Thanks, Tom.

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

It is true that harvesting too soon will have an effect on nutritional value.  However, given that many other factors such as soil, climate, amount of sunlight, etc. affect the nutritional value, it is not  Read More

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what percentage of fruit and vegetables should be consumed in our daily diet

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Recommendations for fruits and vegetables are based on calorie needs for age and activity level.  You can view the number of cups recommended for you by clicking here.  In terms of volume of food that you  Read More

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