Connect & follow

Ask the Expert Archive

Ask the Expert

www.5aday.org was one of my favorite sites! Each year in September that site would have all kinds of great ideas and resources for my students. Do you know if this site will be available again? Do youi know of an alternative?

Monday, August 31st, 2009

http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org has replaced the www.5aday.org site.  All of the same great information (and much more!) can be found on this site.  Fruits & Veggies—More Matters replaced 5 A Day  Read More

Comment (0) Like Share
 

My husband and I travel in third world countries. We love the fresh fruits and veggies but have to be very careful about cleaning them. I usually wash them with soap and water, using a little scrub brush. I then soak them in about a quart of water with a tsp. of bleach for two to five minutes. Is this really necessary? If it is, is my cleaning method sufficient? Is there a better way to do it? Do you have any other suggestions regarding fresh food safety in less developed countries?

Monday, August 31st, 2009

In developed countries, this would certainly be unnecessary. Simply washing with water is enough (no soap or bleach needed.) But you are right to question this in third world countries because many of them  Read More

Comment (0) Like Share
 

what is the nutrition value differents between just picked vs store bought on avg. thanks

Friday, August 28th, 2009

The nutritional value of produce depends on many different factors, including weather, amount of sunlight, varietals, and even when it is picked. However, differences in nutrition between just picked and  Read More

Comment (0) Like Share
 

What is a Kulrobi????..I have checked the internet and only found this article?.It still does not tell me what a Kilrobi is???????

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Kohlrabi (German Turnip) is a small cultivar of the cruciferous family (the same as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, collard greens and Brussels sprouts.)  Its taste and texture is similar to a broccoli stem or cabbage heart. Kohlrabi can be eaten raw as well as cooked.

Comment (1) Like Share
 

how many times I can use the same oil for frying is it best to just use once knowing that one can’t detect any changes in taste if same oil was used over and over again.another question is frying fish can destroy omega-3f.a. what exactly the percentage is lost and what is the best temp for cooking fish in order not to destroy omega-3thanks

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

You can reuse oil several times, but food particles can build up so you want to strain it before reusing it. You may want to check out the aboutseafood.com about fish, we specialize in fruits and vegetables. Remember to eat plenty of non-fried fruits and vegetables!

Comment (1) Like Share
 

What is a Kulrobi??…I(Produce Manager) had a customer ask me do we carry any Kulrobi…I was finally stumped??? Is it a form of Beet?

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Kohlrabi or cabbage turnip or German turnip is a small cultivar of the cruciferous family (the same as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, collard greens and Brussels sprouts.)  Click here to see a picture and further description of Kohlrabi  and here’s a great Kohlrabi recipe.

Comment (0) Like Share
 

Can fruits and vegetables raise HDL cholesterol and if so, how do they do that?

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Exercise, losing excess weight, eating less total fat and avoiding smoking all help maintain or raise HDL-cholesterol.  Fruits and vegetables help with losing weight (which then helps maintain or raise  Read More

Comment (1) Like Share
 

My nephew will only eat broccoli,sweetcorn and peas, sausages and chicken and baked beans,bread and milk and green apples. He refuses all other fruits, veg and meats and fish. Is he getting enough? He won’t even try strawberries or ice-cream.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
 It’s not unusual for young children to have “food jags” and to stick with a few foods at a time.  I’m actually impressed with this list — he could be doing much worse.  I wouldn’t be overly concerned since  Read More
Comment (0) Like Share
 

Hello I read somewhere that is better to eat citrus fruit in the morning can you plese tell me why?Thank you

Monday, August 24th, 2009

The time of day that you eat food has no impact on how it is metabolized.  However, there can be food/food interactions.  For example, the vitamin C in citrus fruit helps absorb the iron from other foods,  Read More

Comment (0) Like Share
 

I recently bought a Dehydrator but unfortuantely all of the instructions are in Hungarian. I live in Hungary. I went to their web site but unable to get help. Can you send me to a web site as to where I can get some info regarding how to process the food and how long to dehydrate certain foods. Or can you help me. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, August 20th, 2009
I’m afraid that I won’t be able to direct you to instructions for your particular dehydrator, but you can find general information, such as the correct temperature for drying and how to know when food is  Read More
Comment (0) Like Share
 
Next
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.
Read her full bio >>

    Connect & follow

    Leave Your Feedback

    642-054 642-055 642-061 642-062 642-066 642-067 642-071 642-072 642-081 642-091 070-086 070-089 070-121 070-122 070-123 070-158 070-162 070-169 070-177 070-178 070-181 070-210 070-214 E20-016 E20-017 E20-018 E20-040 E20-050 E20-060 HP0-207 HP0-216 HP0-236 HP0-238 HP0-239 HP0-240 HP0-242 JN0-694 JN0-696 JN0-730 L50-501 L50-502 L50-503 LOT-402 LOT-403 LOT-404 070-484 070-485 070-486 070-487 070-488 070-489 070-492 070-496 070-497 070-498 070-500 070-501 070-502 070-502-Csharp 070-502-Csharp-CN 070-502-VB 070-502-VB-CN 070-503 070-503-Csharp 070-503-VB 070-504 646-151 646-171 646-202 646-203 646-204 646-205 646-206 646-222 646-223 646-227 646-228 646-229 1Z1-141 1Z1-144 1Z1-146 1Z1-147 1Z1-151 1Z1-200 1Z1-202 1Z1-204 C2180-186 C2180-188 C2180-189 C2180-270 C2180-271 C2180-272 070-347 070-350 070-351 070-400 070-401 070-403 070-410 070-411 070-412 070-413 070-414 070-415 070-416 070-417 070-431 070-431GB2312 070-432 070-432GB2312 070-433 070-441 070-441GB2312 070-442 070-442GB2312 070-443 070-443GB2312 070-444 070-444GB2312 070-445 070-446 070-447 1Z0-055 1Z0-058 1Z0-060 1Z0-061 1Z0-062 1Z0-101 1Z0-102 1Z0-108 1Z0-109 1Z0-117 MB5-857 MB5-858 MB6-202 MB6-203 MB6-204 MB6-205 MB6-206 MB6-282 MB6-283 1Z0-805 1Z0-807 1Z0-820 1Z0-821 1Z0-822 1Z0-850 1Z0-851 1Z0-852 1Z0-853 1Z0-854 1Z0-858 1Z0-859 1Z0-860 1Z0-861 1Z0-862 C2060-218 C2060-220 C2060-350 C2070-443 C2070-448 C2070-580 C2070-581 C2070-582 C2070-583 HP0-M55 HP0-M57 HP0-M58 HP0-M98 HP0-P10 HP0-P11 HP0-P12 HP0-P13 HP0-P14 MB5-626 MB5-627 MB5-629 mb5-700 MB5-705 MB5-845 MB5-854 MB5-855 MB5-856 646-230 646-276 646-301 646-361 646-362 646-363 646-364 646-365 646-391 650-148 650-153 650-154 650-155 650-156 650-157 650-159 650-173 650-175 650-177 650-178 650-179 650-180 000-M247 000-M248 000-M249 000-M25 000-M26 000-M27 000-M30 000-M31 000-M32 000-M33 070-297 070-298 070-299 070-300 070-301 070-305 070-306 070-310 070-315 070-316 070-320 070-321 070-323 070-330 070-331 070-332 070-336 070-337 070-340 070-341 070-342 070-346 1Z1-108 1Z1-109 1Z1-117 1Z1-131 1Z1-132 1Z1-140 400-101 exam 70-410 exam 050-SEPROAUTH-02 exam 200-120 exam MB2-703 exam 070-462 exam 70-462 exam 70-461 exam 070-410 exam JN0-102 exam 70-411 exam C_TADM51_731 exam C4090-958 exam 70-483 exam EX300 exam 070-461 exam MB2-702 exam MB7-702 exam 220-802 exam 400-101 exam 646-206 exam 700-501 exam 70-480 exam C4040-108 exam MB2-701 exam 070-411 exam 100-101 exam 640-554 exam 700-505 exam 70-457 exam 70-460 exam C2150-197 exam EX0-001 exam 070-243 exam 70-466 exam C_THR12_66 exam C4040-225 exam 1Z0-061 exam 70-347 exam C4090-452 exam VCP-550 exam 070-177 exam 070-412 exam windows 7 key windows 7 key windows 7 key office 2010 key windows-7-keys windows-8-product-key windows-8-professional-products-key purchase-windows-7-key-oem windows-7-key-keygenguru cheap-Windows-8-Key windows-7-key buy-windows-7-key windows-7-key-sale windows-7-key-sale-finmde buy-Windows-8-Key windows-7-key-for-sale windows-7-ultimate-serial-product Office-2013-Professional-Key Office-2010-Professional-Key windows-8-key windows-8-keys windows-8-key-oem omega replica watches replica watches cartier replica watches breitling replica watches replica watches replica watches replica watches replica watches replica watches replica watches replica watches omega replica watches replica watches replica watches replica watches windows 7 key windows 7 key windows 7 key office 2010 key