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Where can I find the carbs per veggie or fruit info?

Friday, October 24th, 2014
 

Q. Where can I find the carbs per veggie or fruit info? I’m trying to find out which veggies/fruits have the lowest to the highest amount of carbs

 

A. Our website has quick nutrition charts that list  Read More

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Where can I get a list of vegetables that grow during the day?

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
 

Q. I am trying to get a list of vegetables that grow during the day. My partner has a skin condition that requires a diet of day growing foods. Where can I find such a list? I am having difficulty  Read More

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What is the daily calorie limit for a 120 lb. 17 year old girl?

Friday, October 17th, 2014
 

Q. What is the daily calorie limit for a 120 lb. 17 year old girl?

 

A. Daily caloric intake also depends on activity level in addition to gender, age, and weight. The more active a person is, the more  Read More

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What’s the difference in fruits and vegetables?

Friday, October 17th, 2014
 

Q. Is dere anything like fruity fruits and vegetable fruits?..if yes,I want to know the difference!

 

A. Botanically, fruits contain seeds and vegetables do not. However, from the culinary perspective  Read More

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Can leeks be frozen after cleaned and sliced?

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
 

Q. Can leeks be frozen after cleaned and sliced???

 

A. Yes, but they should be blanched before freezing to kill bacteria. Clean the leeks and then slice them. Bring a pot of water to a boil and then  Read More

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How long is food good for after the expiration date? Including milk?

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Q. How long is food good for after the expiration date? Including milk?

 

A. Food packaging can contain different dates. Often times you will see a “use by” date which means the food is at its peak  Read More

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Can bananas be frozen?

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
 

Q. Can bananas be frozen?

 

A. Freezing bananas is a great way to save them. To freeze, remove peel and cut to desired size or leave whole. Place banana pieces on a sheet of parchment paper on top of a  Read More

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Should I wash frozen organic fruit? If so, how?

Friday, October 10th, 2014
 

Q. I have been eating frozen organic fruit for years and never thought about washing it. Should I be? If so do I just simply wash it with cold water when it is in its frozen state?

 

A. Washing fruits  Read More

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Why should I eat DARK green and orange vegetables?

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
 

Q. Canada’s Food Guide recommends eating a serving of both dark green and orange vegetables every day. Could you let me know why should they be ‘dark’ verses not dark  Read More

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What are the health benefits and nutritional value of squash?

Saturday, September 27th, 2014
 

Q. What are the health benefits and nutritional vaue of Squash? i need to ask this because i am of sure of the data in the internet. Your response will highly  Read More

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