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Do fruits and veggies loose there nutritional value as they age? Forexample I bring a bag of apples home from the grocery store and aweek later start to eat them. During that week did they loose some ofthere vitamins?

All produce loses nutrients during storage. Some nutrients are lost more quickly than others. After a week in the refrigerator your apples would still retain most of their nutrients. You can find some exciting information about selecting, storing and using apples in our new video center, here.

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