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Are nuts a good source of zinc? What are the benefits of zinc?
Question By: Christina, Posted on: Mar 23, 2014
Q. Are nuts a good source of zinc? What are the benefits of zinc? A. Yes, nuts, beans, and whole grains can provide zinc, though the best source is lean red meats and shellfish. About ½ cup of nuts provides ½ the amount of zinc most women need (1/3 the amo... Read More
Can you freeze Swiss Chard? Does it lose nutritional value?
Question By: Robert, Posted on: Mar 21, 2014
Q. Can you freeze Swiss Chard? Does it lose nutritional value? A. Yes, you can freeze Swiss Chard. Cut off stems, rinse, blanch them, cool in water bath, and then store in freezer Ziploc bag. (To blanch, bring pot of water to boil and submerge greens for 2... Read More
How can I find out the amount of sodium in fruits and vegetables?
Question By: Julie, Posted on: Mar 20, 2014
Q. Is there a simple way to know if a particular fruit or vegetable has sodium in it and how much it might have? A. Please check out our Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Database. There you'll find sodium content for hundreds of fruits and veggies in each ite... Read More
Should i increase my fruit and vegetable intake as i age?
Question By: linda patrick, Posted on: Mar 20, 2014
Q. should i increase my fruit and vegetable intake as i age? A. Fruit and vegetable requirements are typically based on how many calories you burn each day. If you are less active as you age, you might need less, not more. Note, though, that most people do... Read More