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I have been told to limit simple sugars (aka simple carbs?) Is it OK to have fruit? Which fruits and veggies contain the most complex carbs?Tuesday, July 21st, 2009
Thank you for your quick response.Still, what is the major benefit(s) that you get from the liquid in the coconut (riped or unriped).I checked your USDA database but the table is too much for comprehession.can you just simplify it by stating the major benefits of it?Thank you as you do that.Monday, July 20th, 2009
Coconut water is found mainly in green coconuts and is sometimes used for fluid replacement in developing countries. One cup of coconut water contains more than 10% of the daily value for vitamin C, Read More
please,what is the nutritional value of riped and unriped cocoa nut and the water found iside the nut.and you please, give more light on the water/juice in the nut?thank youSaturday, July 18th, 2009
I am assuming you mean ‘coconuts’ vs. cocoa nut, which do not have liquid inside. You can find information on the coconut and coconut water inside at the USDA nutrient database.
One pound of spinach, partly trimmed should yiled about 7-8 servings of 1 cup raw, and about 3-4 servings of 1/2 cup cooked. One pound of leaf lettuce, untrimmed, should yiled about 5 servings of 1 cup each. One pound of salad mix would yield about 6 servings of 1 cup each.
On our tropical island, we grow a lot of bok choy, kang kong (a water-grown green leafy veg), okra, and eggplant. I cannot find bok choy or kang kong in the USDA nutrient database. Are these leafy greens high in iron like spinach?Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
Bok choy is in the cabbage family, and nutrition information can be found in the USDA nutrient database by entering cabbage as a search term. For kang knog, some nutrition information was available at http://www.ku.ac.th/AgrInfo/fruit/veget/v31.html.
The fruit can still be consumed within a day or two after opening, but it may take on a metallic taste from the can being exposed to the air.
Dear Dr. Pivonka:I am a doctoral student at U of Ct focused on child obesity. What creative ways are there to motivate usage of fruits and veggies among kids. Most stores in cities here dont have fruits and veggies for sale at all, no supermarkets. best, davidTuesday, July 7th, 2009
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