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When are sweet potatoes in season?

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Q. HiI couldn’t seem to find when sweet potato’s are in season could you tell me please?Thanks

 

A. Sweet potatoes are a fall crop because they take 100-150 days to mature. They are planted in the spring and harvested late August to early November.

 
 
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Is my smoothie healthy?

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Q. I am using the nutra bullet and I am using beets baby spinach carrots some other greens adding water or juice along with protein powder 20 grams table spoon of flaxseed milled table spoon on chia seed   Read More

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What are the benefits of eating Kale?

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Q. What are the benefits of eating Kale? Are there any benefits at all?Thanks!

 

A. Kale is a super healthy food to incorporate into your diet for better health. Not only is kale extremely low in  Read More

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Kiwi – How do I store, select and prepare it?

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Q. 1.) How do you preserve kiwi? 2.) What other kind of recipes to use kiwi besides summer salads? 3.) How do tell if kiwi are spoiled?

 

A. Good question. Kiwifruit is very  Read More

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Pickles, are they a good source of nutrition?

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Q. Pickles, are they a good source of nutrition?

 

A. Pickles are cucumbers that have been pickled in salt and vinegar. Pickles do retain most of the vitamins, minerals and fiber that were in the  Read More

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What’s the benefit of consuming cherry tomatoes and baby carrots?

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Q. What’s the benefit of consuming cherry tomato and baby carrot.

 

A. Tomatoes and carrots are excellent sources of vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy. Cherry tomatoes and baby carrots are  Read More

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What are the best fruits to use for smoothies?

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Q. What are the fruits to make a smoothies ?

 

A. Any fruit (or vegetable) can be used in a smoothie. Fresh and frozen fruits are very popular, but some recipes will use canned or even dried. Smoothie Recipes

 
 
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How many cherries, strawberries, and raspberries are in a serving ?

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Q. How many cherry or strawberry and raspberry make a serving ?

 

A. It can be challenging to figure the correct serving size for fruits when some fruits can be hard to measure. Typically a serving of  Read More

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I am allergic to tree nuts. What can I substitute for nuts?

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Q. I am allergic to tree nuts. What can I substitute for nuts?

 

A. A tree nut allergy is very serious. All nuts need to be excluded from the diet with the  Read More

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What are the benefits of wax beans and tomatillos?

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Q. I was reading over your Fruit and Veggie Color List and didn’t see two items that I would appreciate you clarifying for me: Yellow Beans (aka Wax Beans) and  Read More

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