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i DO HAVE A FRUIT JUICER ARE THERE SOME FRUIT AND VEGETABLE JUICE RECIPES WHERE THEY CAN DRINK MOST OF THE DAILY REQUIREMENTS NEEDED? ALSO I NEED A JUICE RECIPE THAT WILL BE TASTY FOR THEM. MY KIDS ARE TEENAGERS AND THEY DON’T EAT RIGHT THAT IS WHY I HAVE STARTED COOKING AT HOME AND TRY NOT TO GO OUT TO EAT. THANK YOU

Sunday, May 31st, 2009
Juicing fruits and vegetables is convenient and may be a delicious way to obtain some of the nutrients in fruits and vegetables. However, it is better to eat your fruits and vegetables than to drink  Read More
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How much of broccoli do you cut from the stem for a salad?

Sunday, May 31st, 2009
The head of the branching florets and approximately six inches of the stalk are the edible portions of broccoli. When purchasing broccoli, choose bunches with stalks that are firm, as stalks that bend or  Read More
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Hello:I would love to see this site with a Spanish language version. I work on a USDA funded grant in California. My target population is low income Latinos, food stamp eligible. We would love to have this resource in Spanish. Please consider the investment in translating a Spanish version. thank you.cheers, Pamela HarterLatino Campaign Coordinator foe the Bay Area, Network for a Healthy California

Friday, May 29th, 2009

This is something we would love to do if we had the financial resources to do it.  It is definitely on the radar.  Thanks.

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Does Juice Plus count as real servings of fruits and vegetables?

Thursday, May 28th, 2009
No, Juice Plus does not count as real servings of fruits and vegetables. Real servings of fruits and vegetables can be fresh, frozen, canned, dried, and 100% juice, not in capsule form, however. If you are  Read More
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If I juice apples and carrots together then freeze the juice does it retain nutrients

Thursday, May 28th, 2009
Juicing is one way to get vitamins and minerals from fruits and vegetables into your diet, and juicing fruits and vegetables once in awhile is fine. However, it is best to also consume nutrients by eating  Read More
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Is yellow squash high in carbs?

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Most  vegetables are very low in carbohydrate because they have a high water and fiber content.  One-half of a medium yellow squash has about 4 grams of carbohydrate.  See our Fruit and Vegetable Database for the nutrient content of yellow squash and other fruits and veggies.

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am a jounalist based in africa and here alot of citizen dont eat green leafy vegetable and would like to help me with an article about the nutrients found in notica doica,stinging nettle,and spinach.thank you

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

You can see the nutrient content of spinach in our Fruit and Vegetable Database and in the USDA nutrient database .  Unfortunately, we do not have information on the other 2 items.  I would suggest searching online to see if you can find that information. Good luck.

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what fruits or veggies help shrink prostate

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

There are no specific fruits and vegetables that will help shrink the prostate. However, including a variety of fruits and vegetables in the diet is a good weight management strategy, and maintaining a healthy body weight is one thing that is important for treating an enlarged prostate. 

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i need a healthy and easy rfecipe by the 1 june for my home ec class please help!!!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Check out our Fruits & Veggies–More Matters recipes to find some delicious and healthy recipes. Recipes that are 30 minutes or less are usually very easy.

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I’m a grandma of a 7mo.old little girl. I want to find on line recipes for my grand daughter. She has PKU and am having a hard time fining how to bake birthday cake for her ist. b-day in Oct. Want to be able to make as much for her as I can learn. Please help, thank you much. Maria Walsh

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

You can find many resources online by searching for "PKU recipes for kids".  Here are a few I found: http://www.peds.umn.edu/pku/Diet.html  ;  http://www.pkunews.org/news/newsix2f.htm.  There is also a  Read More

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