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I would like to know the sugar content for fruits per serving.J.D.M.

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Please check out our Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Database for information that includes sugar content.

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I have a nutrients chart for fruits and veggies. I would like to know how the fat grams are calculated and if it is calculated for cooked or uncooked?

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

There are 9 calories per gram of fat.  Therefore, the number of grams of fat are multiplied by 9 to get the amount of calories from fat in the food.  The fat grams in your chart are most like calculated for uncooked fruits and veggies.

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Does roasting the nuts change their nutrients, and their storage requirements?

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

No, roasting nuts does not significantly change the amount of nutrients if it is done the right way.  Avoid roasting nuts at high temperatures.  For best results, roast in oven at 160-170 degrees F for about  Read More

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I like to have something crunchy and sweet for a snack first thing in the morning. I don’t think the granola bars you buy at the store are all that healthy. Do you know of a healthy receipe for a granola bar to eat first thing in the morning or for a late afternoon snack?

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

You are correct about the granola bars in the store.  Many of them contain a lot of added sugar and fat.  Here is a granola recipe on our website that you might want to try.    

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At the store – how is the best way to tell a cantalope is ripe? I’ve been told to shake it and if the seeds can be heard moving or “sloshing” around it’s ripe – that this is more accurate than smelling or testing the blossom end.

Sunday, September 6th, 2009
The smelling and checking the blossom end is the most reliable. Take a look at this video about cantaloupes for more specifics.
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Should you aim to eat an equal amount of fruits

Saturday, September 5th, 2009
I’m not quite sure I understand the question.  If you mean an equal amount of each fruit each day, then the answer is that this would probably be impossible given the hundreds of different fruits available  Read More
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i want to loose weight but have an appetite that makes me eat all the time.

Friday, September 4th, 2009
Losing weight can be difficult.  There is no magic pill.  It’s truly a set of lifestyle changes that need to be acquired for life.  In a nutshell, it’s a combination of eating right and exercising – calories  Read More
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I need tips for choosing peaches. Had some recently that were hard, almost like an apple

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009
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I am drinking mix vegetables and fruits every morning and 3 times a week for Apple Cider Vinegar.What should I eat so that I can retain more protien in my body as I am losing protien in my urine. I am afraid I am damaging my kidney.Please can you give me some advice.Thanks,Mila

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Mila, I don’t fully understand your question, but it sounds like you should consult a doctor about what the normal amount of protein in your urine should be.  Then if the doctor is concerned about your diet,  Read More

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What is the difference between “palm oil” and “palm fruit oil”?

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

I most often hear of palm oil and palm kernel oil.  Palm oil comes from the FRUIT of the oil palm tree.  Palm kernel oil comes from the SEED of the fruit of the oil palm tree.  I suspect that “palm fruit  Read More

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