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is a tomato a fruit or a veggie

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Others have been curious about the same thing.  See the answer in our Frequently Asked Questions.

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What is the nutrition value of Jamica

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009
I assume that you are referring to jicama, which 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  Read More
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if I am going to cut up fresh squash and green beans do I have to blanch them if I intend to use a vaccum sealer and freeze them right away after washing and cuting then up?

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009
It is recommended to blanch vegetables prior to freezing in order to slow or stop the action of enzymes that cause loss of flavor, color, and texture. Blanching your squash and green beans will cleanse their  Read More
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THE DOCTOR TOLD ME TO GET MRS DASH BECAUSE OF A HEALTH PROBLEM WE CAN’T SEEM TO GET THE KIND FOR THE TABLE .COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME. THANK YOU ,LOU HATFIELD

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009
Mrs. Dash is a flavorful, salt-free seasoning blend that will add flavor to any vegetable dish. It is a great salt substitute, as it contains no sodium. Mrs. Dash has six marinade flavors and 15 seasoning  Read More
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how many pints of Veggie juice should an adult drink a day?

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Because all forms of fruits and vegetables matter (fresh, frozen, canned, and 100% juice), there is no specific guideline or recommendation for vegetable juice in particular.  However, drinking pints of  Read More

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how many calaries in watermellon?..thanks

Thursday, May 21st, 2009
A serving size of watermelon is two cups of diced melon, which contains approximately 80 calories. Two cups of diced watermelon is about 1/18 of a medium melon, therefore, an entire medium watermelon would  Read More
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Can I count dried vegetable powders as a serving of vegetables if I add the rehydrated equivalent of 1/2 raw? I’d like to add these powders to my kids favorite meals (e.g. spaghetti).

Thursday, May 21st, 2009
We do not count dried vegetable powders as a serving of vegetables, due to the fact that there is no way to evaluate the nutritional content of the serving of powder to see if it’s equivalent to a  Read More
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what are avacado,and pinto beans considered fruit or vegetable

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Avocados are considered a fruit, and pinto beans are considered a vegetable. However, if pinto beans are eaten as the protein food in place of meat, they do not count as a serving of vegetable, it is counted as a protein food instead.

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I have one of your previous 5 ADay KIDS coloring activity book’s, and my questions is in reference to this book. The organization that I am with, will be hosting a one week summer session for children-ages 6 through 18 years of age, and on my schedule for one of the days is about nutrition and I would like to obtain more of these books to issue them to the children as a guide to a better life style. Can you direct me to whom or where I may obtain these books. I would most appreciate them and the person(s) that would supplying them.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Since Fruits & Veggies–More Matters has replaced the 5 A Day Program, those books are no longer available.  However, you can find materials for children that can be downloaded on our children’s website –   Read More

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what are the food souces of vitamins

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
Vitamins are minerals are widely available in a variety of the foods we eat. Different foods contain varying levels of different vitamins, and for this reason it is recommended that individuals obtain their  Read More
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