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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Learn how to bake a potato, how to pick and store vegetables, and how to make Japanese-style vegetables at home in this this vegetable article. Come find out some more helpful culinary tips.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

If you've ever asked yourself "How many different types of chili pepper are out there and how can I tell which one are hot and which are mild?", you will definitely find your answer in this article.

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Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, turnip greens, arugula, and cauliflower are part of the cabbage family. Learn more about these vegetables and find some recipes for delicious cruciferous dishes.

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Parsnips are a hardy and sweet root vegetable similar to carrots. They are delicious baked, steamed, roasted, and raw. Come find out more about these unique white vegetables.

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Just one serving of spinach is enough to give you more than 100 percent if your daily vitamin A requirement. Spinach is packed with nutrients and can be used a variety of ways. Find out more about how to clean spinach, ways to use it, and delicious recipes.

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Wondering whether to use canned vs. fresh jalapeno peppers? Go for the fresh for a stronger flavor. Discover the difference between the different types of peppers, learn more about using peppers in your cooking by trying out these recipes.

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Do you know the difference between sweet potatoes and yams? Can you use the two interchangeably in recipes? Get answers to common questions about potatoes, including preparation tips, the differences among potatoes, sweet potatoes, and yams, and more.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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?

By Cristen Conger

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.

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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.