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can you tell me what fruit is high in fiber

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

These fruits are excellent sources of fiber (contain more than 5g per serving): Apples, blackberries, pears and raspberries. Good sources (which have 2.5 to 5g fiber per serving) include: Bananas,  Read More

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would like to know sugar content of bananas/i am a diabetic

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

The total carbohydrate content of a medium banana is 30 grams, of which 19 grams is in the form of sugar. The remainder is in the form of starch. Click here for more information about bananas. If you are not  Read More

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Is the nutritional value the same when fruit or veggies are not flavorful? Most of our produce is picked green – some ripen well others not, is the nutritional worth still there when it has poor texture or/and flavor? Is color indicative?

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

The nutritional value of produce depends on many different factors, including weather, amount of sunlight, storage conditions and also, when it is picked. However, differences in nutrition between ripe and  Read More

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IF I GO ON A VEGITAREN DIET WHAT ARE THE RIGHT AMOUNTS FOR INTAKE PER DAY FOR A 70 YR OLD WOMAN. WEIGHT THIS MORNING 192LBS,4’11 1/2

Friday, January 18th, 2008

You may want to plan your diet with the help of MyPyramid.gov by clicking here. You can enter your information and get a plan that is suitable for your height and weight. There are also tips for vegetarians on the site which you can get by clicking here.

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Can you substitute a yogurt for a fresh fruit in serving sizes?

Friday, January 18th, 2008

I’m afraid not. While fruited yogurt contains some fruit, you’d have to eat several cups of yogurt to get a serving of fruit. You might try making a smoothie with yogurt and frozen and fresh fruits and  Read More

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does making a large smoothie drink fom several dfferent fruits count as two portions of fruit ?

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Yes, as long as they total a cup. If you’d like to see how many cups you need each day, click here.

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my partners 9 year old has just asked us what the difference is between white and brown suger but the truth is, apart fron the colour im not sure. please help

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Brown sugar and raw sugar are both brown beca us e they contain molasses. Molasses is one of the byproducts formed when sugar is refined from sugar cane juice (or sugar beet juice). Brown sugar is made by  Read More

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does an apple that was grown 100 years ago have the same nutritional value as a apple grown today?

Friday, January 18th, 2008

 

It is difficult to say. We have no way of knowing what the nutritional value of an apple was 100 years ago since methods of analysis that are available today were not available then.  Many factors affect  Read More
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