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I had a fruit and veggie wheel with the nutrition information on it; it’s about 8” x 8” do you know how I can get more of those?

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Certainly! You can find them here, and in our on-line catalog at www.pbhcatalog.com

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Hi, I’m having a hard time finding the fruit and veggie nutrition labels that once were here. Are they stll available? I loved being able to check the calorie count on my fruit and veggies.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

They’re still here. Please scroll down to the bottom of each fruit or vegetable page on our database. The nutrition panel will be on the right.

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Is september fruit and veggies more matters month?Thanks!

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

It certainly is! You can find many materials that you might find helpful in our catalog here  or at  www.pbhcatalog.com

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How do you freeze edamame?

Sunday, August 16th, 2009
You can find instructions from an extension service program here.
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are there any nutritional value to watermelons or cucumbers

Sunday, August 16th, 2009
One third of a medium sized cucumber is an excellent source of vitamin K, and contains small amounts of some of the B vitamins, vitamin C, potassium and manganese. It also contains phytonutrients.
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Right now I have an overabundance of fresh tomatoes out of my garden. Can I make sun-dried tomatoes at home? If so, how?

Friday, August 14th, 2009
You can make sun-dried tomatoes at home. You will find instructions for drying tomatoes from two extension service programs here and here. Enjoy!
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Dr. Pivonka, In today’s newsletter it was reported that mushrooms contain Vitamin D. I would like to know how much. Thanks.

Thursday, August 13th, 2009
Mushrooms generally contain about 4% of the daily value of vitamin D, though some varieties may have more. If they are exposed to certain types of light after harvest however, the amount can increase to 100%  Read More
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The nutrition information for mushrooms did not mention if it was for all mushrooms or specific varieties.

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The nutrition information listed is for white mushrooms.

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Do you have a formula to help me calculate the amount of added sugar in a recipe?

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

There are obvious and hidden sources of added sugars in recipes.For the obvious sources, such as white and brown sugar, honey and corn syrup, here are the amounts for 1 cup and 1 teaspoon respectively:
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Hello Dr.Pivonka,I was wondering if you could give me your expert opinion on the benefits of fresh juiced vegetables and fruits. (Not bottled, but straight from a juicer.) Thank you so much for your time.-Maureen

Monday, August 10th, 2009
Freshly made fruit and vegetable juice has the major benefit of providing most of the nutrients present in the fruit or vegetable. It can be a convenient way to increase the variety and amount of fruits and  Read More
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