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Are mango seeds edible?

Yes! You're completely safe to blend in the pit in terms of healthiness. However, I make no guarantee your blender won't go kaboom. More information regarding the seeds. Do note that other ...
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Bananas - the pros and cons of living off them

Here's what's in 100g of banana according to Wikipedia (percentages based on recommendations for adults) Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz) Energy 371 kJ (89 kcal) Carbohydrates 22.84 g Sugars ...
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Are commercial figs vegan?

If it's not wasps it's something else. The vast majority of large farms use various bugs to eat/control worse more damaging bugs, pollinate crops, process dirt, eat unwanted vegetation, etc. It ...
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What are the health benefits of eating citrus fruits with their peels?

I went by lemons as an example here. Lemons have a broad nutritional profile, most of which are in a much higher concentration in the peel. What's particularly interesting is that the peel contains ...
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What are the health benefits of eating citrus fruits with their peels?

The peel part of a Citrus acutally provide flavour without adding calories (well in reality it add very few calories). Infact the peel is very much used in bakery. Now, I'm not sure the peel of all ...
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How to remove pesticides and harmful bacteria from fruits and vegetables?

According to the Centre for Science and Environment Washing with 2% of salt water will remove most of the contact pesticide residues that normally appear on the surface of the vegetables and fruits ...
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Are commercial figs vegan?

There are two arguments against vegan consumption of wasp-pollinated figs: The generic vegan dislike of eating foods which have been produced with the assistance of animals. (Of course not all vegans ...
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Bananas - the pros and cons of living off them

Banana provides the following for the body: Vitamin B6, Manganese, Vitamin C, Fibre, Potassium, Biotin and Copper. A full analysis of the nutritional benefits of bananas can be found here: http://www....
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Are mango seeds edible?

Yes, it is safe to eat the mango seed. Often it is boiled, dried, fried and then used as a breath freshener in India. Some people make it into a powder and mix with flour when making chapati. You can ...
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Is boiling orange or lemon peels and drinking it as a tea healthy?

Not only it is safe, but my family has been doing this to make fruit jam for generations now. Orange and lemon peels are a great source of pectin, which makes jams get their jelly texture.
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What are the OTHER benefits of blending, over eating whole fruits?

One of the primary benefits of blending fruits AND vegetables (don't forget the veggies!), is the volume of nutrients you will consume increases. As will the calories if its solely fruit, so be ...
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Bananas - the pros and cons of living off them

I use an online tool called Cronometer to analyze diets and specific foods for balance. Cronometer helps to compare nutrient values provided by the USDA Nutrient Database with recommendations from the ...
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What are the OTHER benefits of blending, over eating whole fruits?

On the contrary, juicing is... probably not particularly beneficial. You say It takes too much time to prepare and eat all the sundry fruits necessary for daily nutrition requirements! But you can ...
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Why ought someone buy conventional, not organic, for fruits and vegetables on the EWG's 2018 Dirty Dozen List?

I've read a lot about the costs and benefits of conventional farming versus organic farming, so I just wanted to share these two credible sources. They address some common myths about organic farming ...
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What are the health benefits of buying organic for fruits and vegetables on the EWG's Clean 15 List?

As you state, organic does not mean that it does not contain pesticides. Standards on what organic food means vary significantly worldwide. Costs aside... Organic farming features practices that ...
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Are commercial figs vegan?

Found this on wikipedia: Persistent (or common) figs have all female flowers that do not need pollination for fruiting; the fruit can develop through parthenocarpic means. From my vegan standpoint, ...
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