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My family loves mushrooms. I was very diappointed to see that you “Penn. Dutchman” brand of sliced mushrooms are a product of China. Are any of your brands of this product domestic.

Virtually all fresh mushrooms are grown here in the . Many canned mushrooms are a product of . With the recent concerns about product from , however, you may start seeing more canned mushrooms again from the . You can identify them by reading the label. For more specific questions about mushrooms, you can also visit mushroomcouncil.com. All fruits and vegetables can be included in a diet for diabetes. Depending on medications that you may be taking, you may need to pay attention to the carbohydrate content of fruits and the starchier vegetables like potatoes, peas, corn, legumes. I suggest that you consult a registered dietitian or certified diabetes educator who can help you with your meal plan for diabetes. Your physician may be able to recommend someone, or you can find a registered dietitian at http://www.eatright.org/. Regarding cranberries, the fresh berries are not high in sugar, and in fact they are very tart. Therefore, most cranberry products – cranberry sauce, juice, dried cranberries – do have sugar added to them.

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