Check out our Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Database. for storage, selection and nutrition information for over 100 fruits and vegetables.
Ask the Expert Archives
Ask the Expert
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.
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
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
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.
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 STACKPOLEWednesday, 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
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
Read her full bio >>