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I need to know what kinds of fruits and vegetables help prevent what. Like, Vitamin C helps prevent scurvy. A table, or chart, or something.Thanks

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

We do not have a chart like this. You can consult a nutrition book at the library, or try searching online.

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I love and eat seveal yellow, red and orange sweet peppers per day. I am having some trouble with my creatinine being too high could this be the problem?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

No, it is not likely that your creatinine levels are related to your sweet pepper intake every day. Creatinine is a by-product of the break-down of creatine, a naturally-occurring amino acid found in the  Read More

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I have IBS so beans are something I can’t really eat. What other high plant protein fruits and veggies are there.

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Dried peas and beans are the best source of vegetable protein. If you are unable to eat beans, you can get plant protein from tofu and textured soy protein products, soy milk, nut butters and whole grains.  Read More

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My husband has high potassium.I would like to know what type of food can he eat to lower his potassium please.Thank You

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

There are not foods that will lower potassium when eaten. Usually people with high potassium levels are advised to eat foods that are low in potassium. Click here to find some foods that are low in potassium in our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Is there anything that can be done to speed up the ripening of a cantaloupe?

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

The best way to store a cantaloupe is at room temperature and not in a window. Unlike some other fruits which can contain starches that will convert to sugar after being picked from the vine, cantaloupe will  Read More

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nutrients for childrenIntroduce yourself as one of the nutrients. Include foods where you can be found.Tell about your job in maintaining the body. Include three snacks high in this nutrient.Be sure to include pictures and factual information to hold the children’s attention.

Monday, March 9th, 2009

These are great ideas for nutrition education. Thank you for sharing them.

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Can you provide a list of calories per serving of fruits and veggies?

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Fruits and veggies will vary in calorie content per serving depending on what they are. You can see the calorie content of different fruits and vegetables in our Nutrient Database.

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Hello,I?ll like to know if there is a difference between the veggies and the fruits.Thanks

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Veggies and fruits are different from a botanical perspective – that is, they come from different parts of the plant. From a nutrition standpoint, veggies tend to have carbohydrate in the form of starch,  Read More

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My wife and I want to start juicing our fruits and vegatables. We would like to juice the drinks into quart jars and then freeze them. We could then take a quart at a time out of the freezer every day. This way we would not have to bother with the juicing machine every day, reducing prep time and clean-up, which is time consuming). Our question is, will the freezing of the vegable juices deminish the nutritional value of the juice? AND, is there something that we can use the pulp that the juicer seperates, for something other than adding it to our compose pile or feeding it to our chickens?

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Studies on frozen foods suggest that the majority of the nutrients are retained when they are frozen, so your method should work well. Depending on what you juiced, you might add some of the pulp to soups,  Read More

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what vitamins does jicama have?

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Jicama is a sweet, juicy Mexican root often added to dishes for flavor and its crispy texture. It is found to be rich in vitamin C and a good source of fiber, while remaining low in calories and sugars. A  Read More

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