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I dont eat any fruits and very few vegetables. I was wondering if you could possible tell me some good supplement sources or maybe ways to acquire the taste and consistency of fruits and vegetables. I really need some information because I really hate being so small and I am 21 only 150lbs at 6’ even.

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Antioxidant qualities provided by the phytochemicals found in fruits and vegetables are best acquired through whole food consumption, not as a pill or an extract. So instead of buying expensive nutritional  Read More

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How much water will I get from a cup of vegetables and can I count that as part of my 64 oz. of water for the day?

Friday, January 27th, 2012

The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension lists the water content of several fruits and vegetables. Many of them are 90% water by weight, so yes they can help you reach your water goals for the day.  Read more about how much water you need daily!

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the old 5aday.org website had a fabulous 2-page pdf that was a weekly calendar on one side and a listing of produce by color on the second side, with the idea that children could fill in the fruits/veggies that they ate to ”eat a rainbow”. I cannot find that pdf on my computer and was hoping to get another copy of it. Thank you!

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

You may find what you’re looking for in our P.A.C.K. Program materials. There are several activities for kids that focus on eating a rainbow of color.  Also check out our kids activities section of our catalog!

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What’s the deal with the coloration of this orange? In the pictures below, you’ll see that a portion of it is yellow, a portion of it is dark orange, and the rest is regular orange. I can’t figure out what is causing this to occur. Any ideas?http://i43.tinypic.com/2z6hu86.jpghttp://i42.tinypic.com/35lucu9.jpg

Friday, January 20th, 2012

I am not sure what would cause this coloring to occur. Perhaps the folks at Sunkist can help: http://www.sunkist.com/products/default.aspx In the meantime, try our Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Oranges!

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how do fruits and vegetables get their water?Why do fruits and vegetables need water?Does the water in the fruits and vegetables affect its growth?What does the water in the fruits and vegetables consist of?At what point do fruits and vegetables stop getting water?Does the quality of water in fruit and vegetables change and why?

Friday, January 20th, 2012

The roots of fruit and vegetable plants take in the water, which is one part needed for the plants to grow, along with sun.  If the plant receives too much water, the roots will rot and the plant will  Read More

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Can you cook, mash and then freeze white potatoes?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

According to the University of Missouri Extension:

Prepare according to your favorite recipe, cool quickly in the refrigerator, then wrap in moisture/vapor proof packaging. Seal and freeze. The recommended  Read More

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what storage temperature of Bitter melon?Thanks

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Bitter melon should be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You want your refrigerator to be cold, but not so cold that it freezes things. The preferred temperature is somewhere between 35 and 38° F  Read More

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Are theses fruits and vegetables gmo foods?

Saturday, January 14th, 2012
I’m not sure which fruits and vegetables you are referring to, but genetic modifications, or genetic engineering is not a new technology. It has been used in agriculture, for example, to make crops like  Read More
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My favorit drink is V8 Hot and Spicy. I know it is great to add but I am runnig and cycling 1000 miles in January. I dont want to look too skinny. How can I boost proteins with your products. My trec begins 01.23.2012. Also seeking sponsorship. If interested please call soon.

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Nuts, seeds, meat products, eggs, beans, and dairy products are some of the best sources of protein. Try adding in protein-rich snacks such as:

  • Banana with low-fat chocolate milk
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My husband is Diabetic as well as dairy intolerant. Do you have any suggestions? It is difficult to think of a ”dressing” for things when I can not use milk, yogurt,cheese etc. Thanks for any help you can offer

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Pureed fruits and vegetables combined with oils and seasonings make great sauces on fish, chicken, beef, oatmeal’s, and more. Lactose free milk products also make great substitutes in your favorite  Read More

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