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Do you have any information on purchasing fruits and vegetables in appropriate portions based on the number in you family to avoid produce spoilage.Also, washing of fruits and vegetables – what is the latest recommendations.Any great web sites for healthy fruits and vegetable recipes?Thanks!Dodi

When purchasing fruits and vegetables, remember that all forms count; fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice. On your next trip to the grocery store, try purchasing the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables you will be able to consume in a few days to reduce the risk of spoilage. For the remainder of the week, always have a variety of canned, frozen, dried and 100% juice products on hand. Then you will be able to enjoy fruits and vegetables at each meal and snack and not have to wait until you return to the store for more fresh items.

There are different recommendations for washing fruits and vegetables depending on the type of produce involved. For example, some lettuces should be rinsed thoroughly then stored. Other produce, such as strawberries, should be washed just before eating. For more information on selection and storage of fresh fruits and vegetables, go to:
Check out our selection of healthy fruit and vegetable recipes at

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