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I was recently told that Broccoli had as much protein as steak. Is that true and is so, what other vegetables have protein?

Saturday, October 30th, 2010
Legumes (beans) are the only vegetables that contain a significant amount of protein. Other vegetables contain smaller amounts of protein and fruit contains little protein. Therefore, a serving of broccoli  Read More
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do fruits lose their nutritional value as they age?

Friday, October 29th, 2010
As fruits and vegetables become older and spoil they do breakdown a small amount of nutrients. However, the amount of nutrients that is broken down is minimal. Fresh fruits and vegetables should be consumed  Read More
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What is called a Spanish turnip?

Friday, October 29th, 2010
Turnips are a form of vegetable. Turnips are available in all different shapes and sizes and vary depending where they are harvested. A Spanish turnip does not have a specific name. Try our Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Turnips.
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How to store cauliflower so dark spots don’t develop after a few days? Does sprinlingwith lemon juice help retard this process?

Sunday, October 24th, 2010
Fresh cauliflower should be refrigerated in a plastic bag for up to 5 days. If there are dark spots on the cauliflower, these are a sign of spoilage. Sprinkling with lemon juice does not decrease how  Read More
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Can eating fresh and frozen fruits daily contribute to high blood sugar levels.

Sunday, October 24th, 2010
High blood sugar levels are usually associated with eating a lot of enriched (white) products and foods with a lot of added sugars (candies, sugary cereals, desserts, etc.). Foods that contain a higher  Read More
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What fruits and vegetables contain Niacin?

Thursday, October 21st, 2010
Most fruits and vegetables are not considered good sources of niacin. The best sources of niacin include meat, poultry, fish, liver, peanuts, whole and enriched grains and legumes. Kidney beans, lentils,   Read More
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What do I do if I don’t qualify for food stamps or county welfare?

Sunday, October 17th, 2010
If you do not qualify for food stamps or welfare, depending on where you live there are a few options to help you provide food for you and your family.
  1. Many churches coordinate program to provide food for  Read More
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Can I use the skin of the kiwiin my vita mix for a smoothie?

Thursday, October 14th, 2010
You can use the skin of your kiwi in a smoothie. Many fruits and vegetables can be added to smoothies with their skin still intact. Including the skin in a smoothie often increases the amount of vitamins  Read More
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does blending veggies affect the nutritional value

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
Blended fruits and vegetables are just as nutritious as any other form of fruits or vegetables. Blending only changes the texture and consistency of the fruit or vegetable and has no effect on its  Read More
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inside what fruits can you find nutrients

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

All fruits and vegetables contain nutrients (vitamins, minerals)! Our fruit & vegetable database lists specific vitamins and minerals in over 140 varieties of fruits and vegetables. Eat a variety of   Read More

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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.
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