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what are the amount of calories, fat,and fiber in a banana

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

You can see the nutritional content of a banana in our Fruit and Veggie Database.

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Way does water accumlate in the plastic bag of carrots

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Usually, this is in the baby carrots that have been peeled prior to packaging. Carrots contain water and it’s possible that some of the water is leaching from the cells of the carrot, but can’t evaporate  Read More

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We have the “Green Pea Gang’s Trivia Challenge” questions; and have given the sheets out to the children and they have not been able to log onto dole5aday.com/rainbow for the answers. Can you help with the correct website?

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

I suggest you contact the dole5aday.com website to see if they can direct you. 

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How do I know which fruits and veggies lose their nutrition when cooked? I often use recipes that incorporate cooking veggies into things like meat, soups, crock pot cooking, etc. however, I question if there is any nutrition value left after they cook. I hate cooked fruits alone and I also hate steamed veggies. The only way I can really incorporate veggies is if I chop them up and cook them inside of things like meatballs, etc.

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

There may be some losses of nutrients from all fruits and veggies when they are cooked, although the losses are usually small. When incorporating fruits and veggies into soups, stews, one-dish meals etc. you  Read More

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need infromation on fruits

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

You can information on fruits in our fruit and vegetable database here

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I need help finding the Fruits

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

You can find the fruits in our fruit and vegetable database here.

 
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wich fruits have b-12. or just give energy

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Vitamin B12 is not found in any fruits or vegetables and is found mainly in animal foods. Fruits contain natural sugars which provide energy for your body. You can check the number of calories in many fruits in our fruit and vegetable database here..

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Hi Dr.Pivonka,I’m a school nurse/health educator who is also committed to sharing the importance of daily including fresh vegetable and fruit in our diets.I need to find 4 or 5 large colorful fruit and veggie posters. Can you help locate any? I’ve spent a long time looking on the web with no results for free fruit and vetable posters. Anything I receive will be used as a part of my health education presentation about the importance of fresh veggies and fruit. I work for the 2nd largest school district in California, San Diego Unified. Thank you for your time,Kelly Ouellette R.N., M.Ed

Friday, March 20th, 2009

We have many inexpensive fruit and vegetable posters in our catalog. You can find them here. Thanks for sharing the very important fruit and vegetable message.

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what fruit or veg can you think of with the nicest taste then my kids might eat them.

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Letting a child taste a variety of fruits and vegetables is important in not only deciding which ones they would prefer but also for their health! Due to a human’s taste-bud development, it is hard for young  Read More

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how many calories are in strawberries and grapes?

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Strawberries have about 50 calories a serving, which equals about 8 medium-sized berries. Grapes contain about 60 calories a serving, or about ½ cup. For more information on calorie, vitamin and mineral content of several fruits and vegetables, visit our Fruit and Veggie Database.

 
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