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Can I grow a mango tree in Dallas?

Sunday, August 31st, 2014
 

Q. I have planted a mango tree in my backyard.can it grow and give fruit in dallas weather environment. thks

 

A. I am not an expert in horticulture, but it can’t hurt to give growing mangos a try! I  Read More

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What are the healthiest things to eat when pregnant?

Sunday, August 31st, 2014
 

Q. What are good things to eat when pregnant? I’ve seen several tips and tricks, but I want to know what is the absolute healthiest, for both the mother and the baby?

 

A. Pregnant women should eat a  Read More

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What fruits & veggies are good for inflammation–muscle pain and tendonitis?

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Q. What fruits/veggies are good for anti inflammatory problems–muscle pain and tendonitis?

 

A. A diet rich in a variety of fruits and  Read More

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What fruits & vegetables are OK for someone on dialysis?

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
 

Q. I was given a sample of the fruits and veggies 2go. I would like to know if there is a potassium content you can share with me. My son is on dialysis, and as a result cannot eat too many of these  Read More

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What fruits and vegetables help which parts of the body?

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
 

Q. wht fruits and vegetables help what parts of the body

 

A. All fruits and vegetables contribute macro and micro nutrients that support everyday body functions. This is why half your plate should  Read More

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What are some fun ideas to help at a weight loss group meeting such as TOPS?

Monday, August 25th, 2014
 

Q. Hello. I’m the program coordinator for my Tops club. I’m always looking for new programs to present. Can you give me a few fun ideas to take to one of my meetings? Also, do any of the web pages offer a  Read More

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Can I weigh fresh vegetables to arrive at 1/2 cup equivalent?

Sunday, August 24th, 2014
 

Q. Can I weigh fresh vegetables to arrive at 1/2 cup equivalent. It is hard to get the veggies into the cup.

 

A. Yes, weighing your food is perfectly fine and will give you an accurate measurement  Read More

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What are some recipes for kale?

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
 

Q. recipes for kale use

 

A. You can easily search for kale recipes in our Fruit & Veggie Recipe Database. Just enter ‘kale’ and search! Enjoy

 
 
 
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What color should acorn squash be?

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
 

Q. in Acorn squash, what does a solid yellow color mean. I usually look for the green ones with a yellow spot on the side. I found completely yellow ones at the store today. At they O.K.?

 

A. Acorn  Read More

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Where can I find a list of fruit and vegetable serving sizes?

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
 

Q. Where can I find a list of fruit and vegetable serving sizes?

 

A. This website has a lot of great information about serving sizes. To start, check out our downloadable quick nutrition charts for   Read More

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