Jicama, a root vegetable, is often eaten raw or cooked and contains many beneficial nutritents. You are correct – they are a good source of fiber, as well as vitamin C. Additionally, they are fat free and Read More
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can u tell me the difference between cooking vegetables in tap water verses purified water.cooking in purified water makes my vegetables more fresher than tap water,purified water also fresher smell,leave vegetable it’s color than tap water,purified water 100% better in tastFriday, April 17th, 2009
There is really no difference between using the two different waters for cooking. If you feel that you get better results from purified water, then it is ok to use it for cooking.
Hi,Could you please give me a list of fruits and veggies which are good during pregnency. ThanksLavaThursday, April 16th, 2009
The great thing about fruits and vegetables is that they are all good for you – in proper quantities in the diet. They contain various vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber. Vitamin A, iron, and folate are Read More
my husband has diabetes and his sugar level has spiked lately, looking at sugar in fruits, they all seem high. is the sugar in fruit the same/harmful as sugar in cakes,candy,white flowerWednesday, April 15th, 2009
Most fruits do contain sugar which diabetics need to plan for in their diet. Fruits are different from cakes, candy and white flour because in addition to sugar, fruits also contain minerals, vitamins and Read More
i cut open a catalop only to find it’s not fully ripe. will it still ripen if i put it in a paper bag and leave it on the counter or should i put it in the fridge now thats it’s cut. not sure what to do, cause i think the fridge will stock the ripening process.thanksSaturday, April 11th, 2009
Once you cut the cantaloupe it will not ripen further. You may be able to find a recipe using unripe cantaloupe on Google. Learn how to choose a ripe cantaloupe in our videos here.
Fruits and vegetables provide vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients that help keep us healthy. You can see our “Top 10 Reasons to Eat MORE Fruits & Vegetables” by clicking here.
Both dried fruit and fresh fruit are generally equal in nutritional value. However, dried fruit is higher in calories because it is concentrated when the water is removed. Pineapple is an excellent source of Read More
Hi1. How many cups are there in a an average main salad dish and side salad dish2. How many ounces are there in a an average pasta dish3. How many ounces are there in an average starch side dish like riceThanksWednesday, April 8th, 2009
The number of cups in salad or pasta as main dishes varies by recipe. A serving of salad greens is generally 1 cup. One serving of cooked pasta is 1/2 cup or about 2 ½ ounces. One serving of cooked rice, white or brown, is 1/2 cup and 2 to 3 ounces.
All dried peas and beans may become infested with pests. You might try keeping your dried peas and beans (and other dry foods) in airtight containers so that the pests cannot get to them.
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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