Fruits and Vegetable Facts

Fruits & Vegetables are the most often overlooked portion of our daily food intake. Learn how fruits and vegetables work and how to eat more of them everyday.


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Bell Pepper Questions

Bell peppers are full of nutrients and can be roasted to bring out their inherent sweetness. Learn more about roasting and incorporating them into your favorite recipes.

Fruit Questions

Have a question about fruit? Learn about the history of fruit, fruit dessert definitions, exotic fruit and tips on picking ripe fruit. Find the answers to your fruit questions here.

Salad Questions

Do you know how to make your own salad dressing, or know how to incorporate fresh herbs in your salad? Get answers to common salad questions. This article tells you how to create quick, healthy salads and salad dressings, and how to use fresh herbs.

Types of Lettuce

In addition to iceberg, most supermarkets offer other varieties of lettuce, such as boston, bibb, and romaine. Read this article to find out more about the different varieties and how to incorporate them into your meals.

Types of Tomatoes

Have you ever wondered what certain characteristics you should be looking for when selecting different types of tomatoes for recipes? Read this article to answer your many tomato questions.

Types of Berries

When selecting different types of berries for recipes, certain buying tips should be followed. Find your answer to "What are certain things I should look for when selecting berries for recipes?" in this article.

Mushroom Questions

Mushrooms should be used immediately, but if you need to store them, use a paper bag. Storing the paper bag in the vegetable drawer in your refrigerator can help make the mushrooms last for five days. Learn more about cooking with mushrooms.

How to Prepare Fruit

Fruit can add a new dimension of flavor to a variety of dishes. That's why it is important to know certain fruit preparation techniques, such as zesting and juicing. This article will help you get started with tips and advice.

Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?

The world really has two different meanings for the word fruit. There is the use of the word when you go to the grocery store, and then there's the use of the word by a botanist. Find out if tomatoes make the cut.

What are goji berries?

Goji berries: cancer-fighting superfood or overhyped cure-all? Learn about goji berries - health benefits and why some people think goji berries can prevent cancer.

Why do onions make you cry?

As the saying goes, there's no use crying over spilled milk. But many of us shed tears over onions. What prompts this weird physiological reaction?

Why do apples and potatoes turn brown when you slice them?

You've just sliced a delicious apple and you turn around for minute and its brown! Find out why apples and potatoes turn brown when you slice them and how to keep them from keeping.

Why Does Lettuce in a Bag Stay Fresh Longer Than a Head of Lettuce?

Many of the foods that you buy wrapped in plastic today use what is called modified atmosphere packaging, or MAP. How does this packaging lend to keeping your lettuce fresh? Find out here.