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We have opened a fruit and veg shop we would love a list of how to store whitch veg and fruits in the chiller we have been told so many different things thanks

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Check out our Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Database. for storage, selection and nutrition information for over 100 fruits and vegetables.

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READING JUICE LABELS INDICATES LOW NUTRITIONAL LEVELS IN MOST. WHICH ARE THE BEST FOR FOUR YEAR OLDS?

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Look for juice labels that say 100% juice.  These juices provide the least added sugar and the most nutrients.

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Are all veggies good for you?

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Yes, all vegetables are great for your health.  By choosing a spectrum of colors of fruits and vegetables each day, you are including a wide variety of nutrients in your diet.

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You state on your website that blueberries can be stored frozen for 6 mths. I thought it was much longer than this – why such a short period of time?

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

The product is certainly still safe to eat if it has been kept frozen longer than 6 months.  It’s just that after a certain point in time foods that are frozen for a long time start to take on an odd taste,  Read More

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I just started juicing fruits

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Good to hear! When it comes to fruits and vegetables … fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice … it all matters!

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How does a fruit or vegtable loose nutrition after it it picked?

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Very little nutrition is lost unless they are cooked at very high temperatures for long periods of time.  Also, cooking fruits and vegetables in large amounts of water for extended periods of time can  Read More

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I think that the home canned peaches are rotten, but they are still being fed to her elderly mother. Can I have the peaches tested? I live close to Boise Idaho.

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

If you think that the peaches are rotten, it is best that you throw them out since eating rotten fruit could cause one to become very sick.

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WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO WASH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES BEFORE EATING? I’VE HEARD IT SAID THAT BAKING SODA IN WATER IS A GOOD WAY TO WASH THEM BEFORE EATING. THE, AFTER WASHING THEM, RINSE THEM IN CLEAR WATER. IS THIS A GOOD WAY TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE CLEAN ENOUGH TO EAT? OR IS RINSING THEM SUFFICIENT? THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MARY STACKPOLE

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

All fresh produce should be washed under running water before eating, even if you don’t plan to eat the skin, such as melons and oranges. Germs can be passed to the flesh when cutting. Wash the produce just  Read More

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Can I add kale to juice in with other veggies?

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Yes, you may add kale to juice in order to get a serving of vegetables in for the day.  Also, here are some great smoothie and beverage recipes that will help you get more fruits in your diet.

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Which veggies are good sources of protein and iron?

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Vegetables lack certain essential amino acids, and therefore are not a source of complete protein.  This means that in order to get the recommended amount of protein in a day from primarily vegetables, a  Read More

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