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There are several differences between fruits and vegetables. In broad terms a fruit is the structure of a plant that contains its seeds. A vegetable can be defined as an edible plant or part of a plant. Read More
All fresh produce should be washed under running water before eating, even if you don’t plan to eat the skin, such as melons and oranges. Germs can be passed to the flesh when cutting. Soap or any other Read More
There has been no research that states that fruits and vegetables can not be eaten together. Eating fruits and vegetables together increases the amount of vitamins and minerals you are consuming at each Read More
Food labels list nutrient values for several key nutrients. These include the calories, serving size, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrate, fiber, sugar, protein, Read More
A person’s water recommendation is different for each person depending on their height, weight and physical activity level. Adults need roughly 1 ml of water per calorie expended. This works out to be about Read More
I don’t like the seeds in fresh blackberries, some have more than others. How can I get rid of them? I have tried adding the blackberries to smoothies but then have tiny hard specks I don’t like. Please help.Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
Blackberries contain seeds that are very hard to remove. To minimize the size of these seeds, try using a puree setting on your blender or food processor. If this still doesn’t work you might want to try Read More
How many cups of fruits and veggies do I need on a daily bases.I am African American and 40 years old.Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
I bought a casaba melon from the store that was bright yellow. It was still quite hard at the stem end so I thought I would leave it on the counter for a couple of days alongside some Santa Claus melons. Within 24 hours (and since then) it has begun to develop greenish tinges. I am totally perplexed. What does this mean? Is this part of the natural ripening process? If not, does this mean that my casaba is going bad? Should I cut it open now? Any insights would be most welcomed. Thanks.Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
Casaba melons will be bright yellow and the blossom end will give slightly when ripe. Therefore, your melon may need a few more days to ripen since it was still very hard at the blossom end. When ripening a 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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