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I am a fan of boiled peanuts. Are they healthy?

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Half a cup of shelled, boiled peanuts contain 286 calories, 12g protein, 20g fat and 8g fiber. They are an excellent source of magnesium, manganese and copper and a good source of folate, thiamin, vitamin E and zinc.

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how do you cook a radish?also, is it safe to bake and eat squash seeds?

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Radishes can be added to stews, or thinly sliced and added to stir-fries. They can also be pickled. Learn how to choose good ones in our new video center, here.

Like pumpkin seeds, it is safe to bake and eat squash seeds.

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I recently read that a cup of yogurt, glass of milk, glass of orange juice, and 1 ounce of cheese will provide naturally the needed daily calcium. Will an orange replace the juice, or does it have to be juice with calcium added? Thanks

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

The article is probably referring to orange juice with calcium added. Each item you list, including calcium fortified orange juice, contains close to 300mg of calcium, which is about 1/3 of the amount recommended for the average adult. An orange itself contains 52mg of calcium.

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is squash, carrots, banana and sweet potatoe a good source of fiber, my 5 month old baby was been constipated since he started eating solid foods

Friday, December 26th, 2008

These are appropriate pureed vegetables to offer your baby beginning at 5-6 months. In addition to fiber, fluid is important in preventing constipation. Your baby still needs to be drinking his recommended  Read More

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I need to know what are cucumber,raddish and green cabbage good for.

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

All three are nutritious vegetables. You can visit our vegetable database here to find nutrient information for each. Each vegetable has videos that will help you select, store and use them. You can also get to our video center here.

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my husbands a1c is always high what should i cook and eliminate.he likes rice and peas and alot of rich soups that are homemade i need help

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Please check with your health care provider or the American Diabetes Association for appropriate diets for diabetics. You can find a Dietitian in your area who will be able to help you at the American Dietetic Association.

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I am in 7th grade and am doing a science fair project on what storage method keeps fruit fresh longer. I am testing plastic bags,paper bags,green bags and nothing at all. Do you recommend using the green bags?thank you for your help.Mitchell Palm

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Sounds like a good project. Your science project should give you the answer to that question! It may depend on the fruit or vegetable – storage guidelines differ. Click here to see our Fruit and Veggie Database which has storage recommendations.

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