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Can you tell me where my apple comes from? it says; fruits and veggies more matters USA 4131Thank you

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

The most that I can tell you is that it was grown in the USA. Sometimes, the supermarket tells where the produce is from i.e. “Washington State apples” etc. If it is not given on the display, the produce manager may know.

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What is the nutritional value of corn? Is it good or bad for you?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Corn is a good source of Vitamin C, it contains fiber, and it is low in fat. Corn is a good vegetable to include as part of a diet that includes a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables. For some recipes that use corn in different ways, click here

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Where can I find a list of veggies for each color group?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

We no longer carry brochures or lists of fruits and veggies by color group. We use color as a message to encourage a variety of choices, and we promote eating a wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables every day.

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what can adding more fruit and vegtables do to help you

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Consuming fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk for heart diseases, some cancers, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. That is, those who consumed higher amounts of fruits and vegetables had  Read More

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Why is the consumption of fruits and vegetables so important?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Fruits and vegetables are essential for good health. They provide nutrients including vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals in significant quantities. Most fruits and vegetables are low in calories  Read More

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What do you mean by 5 a day. Is that 5 fruits and 5 veggies. Or is it just a mix of fruit and veggies that equal 5 a day. Thanks Dor

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

The current recommendation is for more than a total of 5 fruits and vegetables each day. Click here to find out how many are recommended for you.

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food contain fiber

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Fruits and vegetables, nuts and whole grains are the best sources of fiber in the diet. You can check the amount of fiber for many fruits and vegetables by clicking here and looking at the nutrition facts panel at the bottom of the page.

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i am looking for a list of fruits and vegetables and their botanical names

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

You might look at www.botany.com

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i am a filipino and i live in the philippines waht kind of fruits here in the philippines would like to eat for me as a diabetic person

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

All fruits can be part of a diabetic diet. Most tropical fruits are sweet so need to be “counted” as part of your carbohydrates, but they are also brimming with nutrients that you need to be healthy. Some  Read More

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What are the benefits of raw carrots?

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Cooking can destroy some vitamin C, so fresh, optimally stored raw carrots may have more vitamin C than cooked. Some people prefer the crunchy texture of raw.

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