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Are Potatoes Considered Produce?

As you probably know, potatoes are some of the most popular vegetables out there. But are they considered produce? In today’s blog, we answer this question and delve into what produce is (and what is not) as well as the nutrient profile of potatoes.  Are Potatoes Considered Produce? To answer this question, let’s first take…

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Are Oranges and Tangerines the Same?

Oranges and tangerines are two popular citrus fruits that share similar characteristics, leading to occasional confusion about their differences. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the distinct features of oranges and tangerines to clarify whether they are indeed the same fruit or if there are noteworthy distinctions between the two. Are Oranges and Tangerines…

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Are Raspberries and Strawberries True Berries?

While raspberries and strawberries are common favorites in the berry realm, the botanical classification of these fruits might surprise you. Let’s explore the fascinating world of berries and unravel the mystery behind whether raspberries and strawberries are considered true berries. What Is a True Berry? In botanical terms, a true berry is a fleshy fruit…

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Do Carrots Need to be Refrigerated?

Carrots are a versatile vegetable, used in everything from salads and stews to cakes and smoothies. But how should we store them to ensure they stay fresh and crisp?  The Basics of Carrot Storage In short yes, refrigerating your carrots is the best way to store them if you don’t plan to eat them immediately,…

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Is Italian Squash the Same as Zucchini?

Squash is a versatile ingredient that comes in multiple varieties, each with its unique taste, texture, and culinary uses. Among these varieties, the term “Italian squash” often comes up, causing some confusion. Is Italian squash the same as zucchini? Keep reading to find out. Is Italian Squash the Same as Zucchini? In short, yes, Italian…

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Are Strawberries Rich in Iron?

Strawberries  are renowned for their high vitamin C content and antioxidant properties. But, as you might imagine, they contain other nutrients, such as iron. But how much, exactly? Keep reading to find out. Are strawberries rich in iron? While strawberries may not be the first food that comes to mind when thinking about iron-rich sources,…

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Are Peaches Citrus Fruits?

Peaches, those juicy orbs of sweet ambrosia, often leave us pondering a fruity riddle: Are they part of the citrus family? After all, they seem to share some traits in common. Let’s peel back the layers of this question to provide an answer. Are Peaches Citrus Fruits? Peaches and citrus fruits like oranges and lemons…

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Apples on kitchen counter illustrate blog "Apples are one of the most popular fruits consumed around the world. They are known for their sweet taste, crunch, and numerous health benefits. But have you ever wondered if apples contain acid? In this blog post, we will explore whether apples have acid, the types of acid present in apples, and whether this acid is harmful to our health or not."

Do Apples Have Acid in Them?

Apples are one of the most popular fruits consumed around the world. They are known for their sweet taste, crunch, and numerous health benefits. But have you ever wondered if apples contain acid? In this blog post, we will explore whether apples have acid, the types of acid present in apples, and whether this acid…

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Are Bananas Berries?  

Bananas have been a beloved snack for centuries, enjoyed in countless desserts, smoothies, and as a convenient grab and go snack. However, have you ever stopped to consider what category bananas fall into? Are they fruits? Berries? Or something entirely different?  Are Bananas Berries?  Technically speaking, bananas would fall into the berry category. Bananas are…

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