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|Do Pumpkins Provide Beta-Carotene and Vitamin A?
Question By: Linda Ball, Posted on: Sep 26, 2017
Q. Does pumpkin supply beta-carotene which is converted to Vitamin A in the body, or is actual Vitamin A found in pumpkin? A. Pumpkins are an excellent source of vitamin A and beta-carotene. A ¾-cup serving provides 130% of the daily value of vitamin A... Read More
|Do You Have Fruit & Vegetable Consumption Information?
Question By: Mary Kate, Posted on: Sep 25, 2017
Q. Can you point me in the direction of recent stats on child fruit and vegetable consumption? And how that varies based on certain demographics? Low income, minority populations, etc? A. Yes. Please access our State of the Plate report for a comprehen... Read More
|What is the Nutrition Profile of Cotton Candy Grapes?
Question By: Shaii, Posted on: Sep 12, 2017
Q. Are the cotton candy grapes healthy or do they contain too much sugar? A. Cotton candy grapes taste remarkably like cotton candy. The initial burst of sweetness is followed by a mild, juicy flavor. These grapes are fat free, cholesterol free, a... Read More
|What Foods Help with Inflammation?
Question By: Brenda Hall, Posted on: Sep 12, 2017
Q. I am needing a new hip. What foods do I eat for less pain? A. Nutrients found in several foods can help ease inflammation, stiffness, and muscle soreness. Here are a few examples: Polyunsaturated fats: This healthy fat has been shown t... Read More
|Is Squash a Fruit or Vegetable?
Question By: Lisa Clarke, Posted on: Sep 11, 2017
Q. Is a squash a fruit or vegetable? A. Squash is a vegetable. Check out our lists of over 200 fruits & veggies! ... Read More
|Can Fruits and Vegetables be Incorporated into a Diet for People with Epilepsy?
Question By: TW, Posted on: Sep 6, 2017
Q. What are the recommended fruits and vegetables are for people that have epilepsy? A. Fruits and vegetables can be incorporated into a diet for people with epilepsy, however, this population usually follows a ketogenic diet that requires careful p... Read More
|Please Provide Nutrition Information and Details for Spaghetti Squash
Question By: Par, Posted on: Sep 6, 2017
Q. What lemon yellow, the size and shape of a bowling ball, weighs about 4 or 5 lbs. and grows on a vine on the ground. A. Spaghetti squash is pale yellow with a hard, smooth skin and rounded shape. You can find this squash available in early fal... Read More
|Can I Consume Cara Cara Oranges if I Take Cholesterol Medicine?
Question By: Tom, Posted on: Sep 6, 2017
Q. Can Cara Cara oranges be eaten with a cholesterol medication -- Lipitor -- no adverse reaction, neutralizing of the drug?Thanks much A. Cara cara oranges are technically a navel orange type and do not contain furanocoumarin compounds known to inte... Read More
|Can Overly Mature Green Beans be Eaten?
Question By: jones, Posted on: Sep 2, 2017
Q. Can you eat mature beans from inside runner beans that have gone to big and stringy A. Yes. There are a couple things you can do with mature beans. Shell the beans and cook the seeds. Boil for 20 minutes and serve as a side or use in soup or chili... Read More
|Can You Provide Evidence that Eating Fruits and Vegetables May Help Reduce the Risk of Chronic Diseases?
Question By: yf, Posted on: Aug 18, 2017
Q. Where was it proven that eating plenty of fruits and veggies may help reduce the risk of many diseases including heart disease, high blood pressure and some cancers? A. There are many reputable scientific research articles that demonstrate consumpti... Read More
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