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Is pear a fruit or veggie?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Pears are considered fruits. Check out our Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Database to learn how to select and store pears. Our nutrition database also provides the nutritional values for pears and many other  Read More
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What are the nutrients in veggies?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

There are tons of vitamins and mineral in vegetables. There are multiple health benefits from all of the nutrients. Since the list is so vast, visit our Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Database for detailed  Read More
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How much food do you have to eat.

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

The determination of how many calories a person should eat is unique to each person. Due to the body type, physical activity level, and age of someone, the recommendations can vary greatly. To determine  Read More
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How can a company who manufactures 11.5oz Apple Juice claim that there are 2 1/2 fruit servings in each can when 1 serving is 1 cup or 8oz?

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Good question and very observant on your part. Unfortunately there are different “serving sizes” for labeling, which is legislated by FDA (Food & Drug Administration), and Dietary Guidance, which is set by  Read More
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Where did the juggling logo originate from?

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Thank you for your interest in the Fruits & Veggies—More Matters juggler logo. Several logos were developed based on extensive market research and focus group feedback..  The ‘juggler’ was overwhelmingly  Read More

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The sweet potato squash pancake recipe does not explain how to cook squash and then do you mash and mix with remaining ingredients?? It sure looks like a tasty recipe so I would like to try it. thank you

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Hello,

I just reviewed that recipe and I am sorry that it was incomplete.  It should have said “mix all ingredients” instead. The squash and sweet potato need to be pealed, boiled, cooled, mashed, then mixed  Read More

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I am wonderng do navy beans, kidney beans etc etc count as a vegetable

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Yes, in fact, they count as both a vegetable serving as well as a protein serving in the food group categories. All types of beans offer a great source of nutrients such as folic acid, iron, and magnesium as  Read More

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I am on blood thinners and i am not aloud to eat any kind of fruits or vegetables that have vitamin k in them which most that do are green so its pretty easy to determine if i can have it or not my question to you is: when you peel a cucumber is it still considered green and does it have vitamin k in it? i was also told that carrots have vitamin k in them is that true? and what other fruits and vegetables have vitamin k in them? thank you so much for your help! Jodi.

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Hello Jodi,

You are correct that vitamin K is chiefly found in green leafy vegetables. These include spinach, lettuce, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, broccoli, and brussel sprouts. Avocados, blackberries,  Read More

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Check your sweet potato squash pancake recipe…”mix the rest of the ingredients”–no directions on what to do with the squash

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Hello,

I just reviewed that recipe and I am sorry that it was incomplete.  It should have said “mix all ingredients” instead. The squash and sweet potato need to be pealed, boiled, cooled, mashed, then mixed  Read More

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Do corn grits count as a corn toward fruit/veg count per day?

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Hominy is dried and puffed whole kernels of corn and corn grits are coarsely ground dried corn. We count canned hominy as a vegetable serving, but once hominy or corn are ground into a flour and then used  Read More

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