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I have a large variety of tomato growing, beautiful fruit but some of them go yellow and woody on the bottom when ripening. Could you please help, I’ve looked everywhere on the net to try and find out about it .Thanks

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

The reason your tomatoes sometimes turn yellow on the bottom is due to the inability of the chlorophyll (how plants obtain energy from light) to completely breakdown. This is possibly due to high  Read More

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WHAT ARE SOME FUN HEALTHY SNACK TO TAKE TO MY FIVE YEAR OLD’S CLASSROOM FOR SNACK TIME. VEGGIE AND FRUIT DIPPERS ARE SOME OF THE NORM. I JUST WANT TO ADD SOME VARIETY, AND SOME FUN?

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Check out our Top 10 Fruit Snacks for Kids for some great ideas! Also check out our Top 10 Ways to Get Kids Involved in Healthy Shopping and Cooking.

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how you eat during the night

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Check out our About the Buzz: Fruits and Vegetables in the News article for our advice on eating late in the evening.

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I have lots of cans of veggies in my cubbard , and frozen veggies in freezer.Do you know of a website that you list the ingredients you have on hand and it comes up with a recipe for the canned veggies and leftovers you have?Love your website.Very informative.Thanks,Roberta Shouse

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Take a look at our 30 Ways in 30 Days weekly menus and shopping lists for some great recipes that use canned and frozen vegetables. Enjoy!

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is it safe to store open cans of vegetables in the refrigerator?

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Yes. Unused portions of canned food can be refrigerated. But to preserve flavor, be sure remove from the can and place in storage containers. Learn more about storing fruits and vegetables in our Fruit & Vegetable Storage 101 section.

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What are the best fresh fruits, veggies and grains without gluten ? My 6 yr old son can’t han dairy or gluten. Thank you very much !

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010
A gluten-free diet is one that is free of wheat, rye, barley, oats, millet, triticale and any derivative of these grains.
 
All whole, unprocessed fruits and vegetables are gluten-free but some products  Read More
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Would garlic overtake the flavor of boiled cauliflower. How may I serve it?

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

It would really depend on how much garlic you use. Search our Fruit & Vegetable Recipe Database for some tasty ways to prepare cauliflower.

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