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GOOD MORNING…I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT THE NUTRITIONAL VALUES OF ZUCCHINI FOR MY NEXT MEETING BUT THIS VEGETABLE IS NOT ON THE LIST OF NUTRITIONAL FRUITS AND VEG FROM THIS SITE…I NEED TO KNOW THE SERVING SIZE,FOOD EXCHANGE,CALORIES,VITAMINS,FIBER AND MINERALS…CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME…THANKS MARGE

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Hello Marge,

I am sorry we have not entered zucchini into our database yet! Keep checking back with us since we are always updating our database with new fruits and vegetables to keep our consumers  Read More

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The Naked Juice product is advertised as a 100% fruit juice with nothing added. I was wondering if you know anything about this product and if this is any good for me? The label list all sorts of fruits that are included in the bottle, is this the same as eating these fruits? Thx

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

When selecting juice it is very important to select 100% juice. 100% juice can count towards your fruit servings for the day. Therefore, yes 100% fruit juice is good for you. However, you don’t want to  Read More

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I am trying to lose weight and miss snacking on things like chips, etc. I found some VEGGIE CHIPS (taro root, sweet potatoes and parsnip) Are these more nutrional than chips?

Monday, February 8th, 2010

I would have to know the ingredients in your "veggie chips" to determine if they are healthier than regular chips. Compare the nutrition facts label that is listed on the package of each of these products.   Read More

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After storing dates in the original packages in our pantry for some time, I noticed some white ‘powder’ on the surface. The taste is the same as before. Are the fruits still healthy for consumption? Thank you. Dijon.

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

If they have been stored properly [kept in a tightly sealed container and stored in a dark cool environment], dates can last up to a year or more. They will have a tendency to dry out, but are still edible.  Read More

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Does hominy or corn grits with no addtives made as a cereal count toward my vegetable serving for the day?

Friday, February 5th, 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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How long can you keep mushroom in the refrigerator after placing them in a glass container?

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

The best way to determine if your mushrooms have spoiled is to check for if they have spots or are slimy. This generally means they are spoiled or are close to being spoiled, so they need to be used with in  Read More

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I’m on a 3 day fast. Eating nothing but drinking water. What fruits and vegi’s would you recommend to start eating again? Also, I’m lactose intorerant. I’ve tried these lactose pills but they don’t work for me. What vegtables can I eat to suppliment my nutritional intake for calcium? And how much do you recommend for me. 40yrs old, 168lbs and active?

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

I am not sure what your reasoning for fasting for 3 days is, but there isn’t a particular fruit or vegetable that you should begin eating after your fast. Fruits and vegetables are essential to a balanced  Read More

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Which is healthier fruits or Vegetables? and why?

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

When comparing fruits and vegetables neither are “healthier” for you. They both offer numerous benefits for your body. Depending on what vitamins and minerals you are trying to consume, some sources of  Read More

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I need to know a list of vitamin a and vitamin c of fruits and vegetables.

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Vitamin A-rich fruits and vegetables include: • Butternut squash • Carrot • Cantaloupes • Grapefruit • Guava • Mango • Papaya • Passion fruit • Pumpkin • Sweet potatoes

Vitamin C fruits and vegetables include:   Read More

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