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I just wanted to say that I was a little disappointed to see that tomatoes and peppers are listed under veggies when they are in fact fruits.

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

You are correct that botanically, they are fruits because they contain seeds. However, in a cooking sense and in terms of how they are used in meals, tomatoes and cucumbers are vegetables. Believe it or not,  Read More

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how are cucumbers and grapes good for me?

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Cucumbers and grapes are great for snacks and contribute to getting more fruits and veggies in the diet. See our Fruit and Veggie Database to find out some of their nutrition benefits.

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What fruit has 383 nanograms of melatonin?

Thursday, February 19th, 2009
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I just got a juicer for my Birthday and am LOVING it! Tonight I made some fresh lemonade, but I don’t know what to do with my pulp. I really don’t want to throw it away, but I don’t know of any recipes that would use a LOT of lemon pulp. Could you help me out? Thanks!

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

I am not aware of any recipes or specific uses for lemon pulp. You could try to google lemon pulp and see if anything comes up. If you compost, the pulp could be added to it. 

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how much fruits and veggies should my 2 1/2 year old be eating a day?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Young children need about 1 cup of fruit per day, and 1 to 1 ½ cups of vegetables per day. Click on ‘How Much Do You Need?’ to see recommendations based on age, gender and activity level.

 
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could you tell me what food group great northern beans fits in? I am dieting

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Great Northern beans are in both the protein and vegetable groups of My Pyramid. They are good sources of low fat protein, like all dried peas and beans, and so are especially helpful in dieting. Click here  Read More

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I have a 3 year old who refuses to eat any veggies or fruit. His diet consists of (and very little) pasta, tater tots, chicken nuggets, salsbury steak, some cheeses, popcicles,crackers, popcorn, sausage pizza and garlic bread. He has a very sensitive smell and everything smells bad to him (which doesn’t add up with galic bread). He will drink milk, water, and the V-8 juice with veggies and fruit, but not on a regular basis. He might pull out 8 to 16 oz a week. Should I be concerned because his diet is loaded with the “bad white starches” and has been since he has been old enough to eat real foods.Would a multi-vitamin be something he should have daily.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Children can be very hard to feed! If your son is growing normally, and has plenty of energy to play and learn, he is probably getting what he needs. Remember that he learns primarily by example, so if you  Read More

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who pays for this site

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

This site is funded by the Produce for Better Health Foundation.

 
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can I pealed potatoes 1 day before I need them?

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

You can peel potatoes and leave them submerged in water overnight to stop them from changing color. Soaking overnight will reduce some nutrients, including vitamin C and potassium since they will be lost in the water. Click here to see our new videos on potatoes.

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Yes what are some good diabetics snacks Im a type 2

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Fruits and veggies can be good snacks for diabetics. Vegetables with dip, dried, frozen or canned vegetables, 100% juice, a handful of nuts, fresh, frozen, canned or dried fruit may all be good choices. Most  Read More

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