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Is there a particular fruit or fruit type that is good for diabetics?

Friday, August 19th, 2016

 

Q. What is a yellow fruit that is good for diabetes?

 

A. Typically, all fruits, even yellow ones like bananas, grapefruit, or pears, can be worked into a meal plan for  Read More

 

Are fresh fruit and fruit smoothies equally nutritious?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

 

Q. What is better fresh fruit or a fruit smoothie and why?

 

A. I would say one is not better than the other because both options are a different means to meet your daily  Read More

 

When are fruits ready to eat?

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

 

Q. Find out when do we eat these fruits, orange, apple, grapes, lychee.

 

A. Season availability and ripeness are key to eating tasty, delicious, and nutritious fruit. Ripeness cues to  Read More

 

What is the calcium content of fruit and vegetables, specifically those with very low calcium?

Sunday, August 7th, 2016
 

Q. Can you provide me a list of foods that have very low calcium?

 

A. Fruits and vegetables are chock-full of vitamins and minerals including calcium – an  Read More

 

Does Produce for Better Health (PBH) have learning materials about fruit?

Thursday, August 4th, 2016
 
Q. We would like to order the PBH publication entitled, Fruits.

 
A. Thank you for your interest in our educational materials. Our publication titled “Fruits”  Read More
 

When can I harvest muscadine grapes for winemaking?

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
 

Q. How long can I keep muscidian before processing them for wine?

 

A. Muscadine grapes are native to the southeastern United States. There are over 100 cultivars or types and  Read More

 

How do I select fresh fruits at the grocery store?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
 

Q. I live in Southern California. I can’t find any fruit that isn’t under-ripened and hard as a rock. When I purchase them and ripen them at home, they lose their juice and they  Read More

 

How do I recognize organic produce at the grocery store?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
 

Q. How do I know that the produce at my store is in fact organic? Other than the signage and the stickers. Thank you.

 

A. Organic varieties of all different forms  Read More

 

Why do my vegetable flowers bloom then fall off with no harvest?

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

 

Q. We planted Kentucky Wonder beans, crock neck squash, cucumbers, and tomatoes this spring. We have beautiful plants, they are green big and healthy but they are not  Read More

 

How do I remove dirt and pesticides from my produce?

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
 

Q. As a child I was bummed that when I went to help my parents out by washing their car, I learned I actually had to rub every inch of the car, or the film of dirt  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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