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My seven month old baby has a yellow tinge to her face. The doctor has given the all clear, so what could be causing it? Could the beta caratine in her baby food be the cause? We feed only organic food.

Thursday, December 31st, 2009
As long as you have had the baby checked out by a physician who rules out jaundice, it could be that her diet is too high in vegetables that contain beta carotene.
With regards to carrots … yes you can eat  Read More
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what is the calorie and carbs in spaghetti squash serving size as well when cooked

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Spaghetti sqash is considered a ‘summer squash.’ Our Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Database contains nutrition information for summer squash [by serving size] as well as how to store and select these  Read More

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Hello,Does olive oil or extra virgin olive oil turn into saturated fat while cooking?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
All oils will oxidize and hydrogenate to a small degree if repeatedly heated to very high temperatures such as is done in commercial frying operations. Olive pomace oil and virgin olive oil are both highly  Read More
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Would like a dip for pickled Veg’s

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

For some great tasting fruit and vegetable dips that go with a variety of things, search our Fruit & Vegetable Recipe Database.

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How do you cook vegetables? My name is jessica. What’s your name?

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Hi Jessica. Check out our Top 10 Healthy Ways to Cook Fruits & Vegetables for some great cooking tips.

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How to prepare butternut squash

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Please check out our Fruit & Vegetable Recipe Database for some tasty butternut squash recipes.

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Wher can I buy electronically dried fruits and vegetables?

Thursday, December 10th, 2009
There are several commercial sources for these products, both in smaller packages for home use and larger bulk sizes. Please check your local grocery store.  
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Are the different colors of bell peppers actually from the same plant/seed? How do we get all four colors of peppers then?

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
Sweet bell peppers can be green, yellow, purple, orange, red, brown, black or ivory, depending on the stage of ripeness and the variety.

All sweet bell peppers start out green, and change color as they  Read More

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Check out our Fruits & Veggies—More Matters recipes in our Fruit & Vegetable Recipe Database for some healthy meal options.  You can also find out how many cups of fruits & vegetables an adult male needs per day, based on age and activity level. Good luck!

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Is apple good for health?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Yes, apples are great for your health! Apples are a great source of fiber and antioxidants.  The fiber in apples may help to lower blood cholesterol levels and the antioxidants help to keep your heart  Read More

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The Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Pivonka, a mother of two and a registered dietitian, shares years of experience in getting people to eat more fruits and veggies.
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