Is a gram about 1/4 teaspoon?

I would like to know the quantifiable size of a gram. Is it about 1/4 teaspoon? I am trying to visualize this concept. Thanks There are 5 grams in a teaspoon and 15 grams in a tablespoon. So 1 gram is less than 1/4 tsp, but more than 1/8.

Our soils are depleted, very few people get what they need from food alone and the RDA’s for many nutrients are too low.

Much of what you are telling the public sounds like hogwash to me. You have passed on much dated, inaccurate information. Our soils are depleted, very few people get what they need from food alone and the RDA's for many nutrients are indeed too low. Also, credentials in nutrition are no guarantee of...

Is there any harm in eating microwave foods daily?

Is there any harm in eating microwave foods daily? Do you have any information on the effects of a microwave? Microwave cooking of food is not harmful, based on current research. In fact, microwaves preserve more of the vitamins and minerals in food because the food's exposure to heat and water is shorter than with...

Since food labels show how many grams of sugar in a serving, how can I know what a good goal should be?

Hi. I'm trying to cut down on the number of sugars I eat. Since food labels typically show how many grams of sugar are in a serving, how can I know what a good "goal" should be? I'd like to record how many grams I eat now and then compare it to how many grams...

I dislike most vegetables and most calorie cutting menus suggest lots of vegetables.

I have a quick question and I am hoping that you may have a suggestion. I am 5 pounds over the "healthy weight" calculated by another website. However, based on how my body looks it is more like 10 to 15 pounds. I will cut to the chase. I dislike most vegetables. I like corn,...

Does zucchini have any nutritional value?

I grow lots of zucchini every summer. Does it have any nutritional value? I cook it in recipes for soup, cakes, and bread. Zucchini (1 cup of slices) contains Nutrient % Daily Value calories 16 fiber 5% thiamin, vitamin B1 5% vitamin B6 5% vitamin C 15% folate 6% magnesium 6% manganese 7% molybdenum 18% potassium 8%   So to answer your question, yes, zucchini does have nutritional value and when included in recipes, zucchini adds vitamins and...

For the High Holiday my healthy daughter does not want potato latkes cooked the traditional way.

Help, for the High Holiday my healthy daughter does not want potato latkes cooked the traditional way. Can you e-mail me an answer ASAP? Do you think we could spray the pan with Pam? But you would lose the wonderful "greasy" taste. Hope help is on the way! Thank you. You asked about one of...

How do I extract juice from raw vegetables?

How do I extract juice from raw vegetables? Raw vegetables are high in fiber and the best / easiest way is with a juicer. Otherwise, you could put vegetables in your blender or food processor. However since water content varies from vegetable to vegetable, you may have to add water or juice or broth to...

Please tell me what to eat to follow the Planetary Health Diet.

I was reading about the new Planetary Health Diet in today's news, but I don't know what to eat. Can you help me? The diet lists grams of different foods, but I need menus or at least a list of foods I should eat. I am not a vegetarian so it will be a...

A male college student gets over 200% of iron, zinc and calcium per day.

A male college student intakes 3447 calories/day (101% RDA). His iron intake is 284% RDA. His zinc intake is 282% RDA. His calcium intake is 346% RDA. These values are 3-day averages. Should he attempt to lower his intake of these minerals? Why or why not? There is no RDA for calories. We can estimate...