I have been looking for the nutritional information of cactus.

I have been looking for nutritional information regarding cactus (nopales/nopalitos). In particular, I am looking for fat and protein breakdown of this food and whether this is a healthy addition to a vegetarian diet. I checked my nutrition analysis software which contains 4 cacti including nopal. One cup of cactus contains 61 calories, 1-gram protein,...

Can you give me some advice on what amount of fish, pork, chicken, and beef I should consume in a week?

Fish, pork, chicken, and beef - can you give me some advice on what amount (quantity) I should consume of these in a week. Also, I've had some people tell me to stay away from pork, but I thought that pork had less fat than beef did? General recommendations are to eat lean red (beef or...

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...

I’m looking for information on fruit’s chemical content.

I'm putting together a report on apples, cherries, plums, pomegranates, raspberries, and watermelons. I am looking for information on their chemical content, their nutritional value and their uses in preventative medicine and healing. Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated. The nutritional value of fruit varies but usually contains significant sources of...

How long should frozen berries be boiled?

How long should frozen fruit be boiled? Only until it thaws or up to ten minutes? This refers to raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries. You do not need to boil frozen fruit. Frozen fruit is best when thawed slightly. The thawed fruit can be eaten as is or added to other recipes, cooked or uncooked. Strawberries,...

Which is the best bread to buy? Is dark bread better?

Which is the best bread to buy? Is dark bread better? The best bread depends on your personal taste. Whole wheat bread and enriched white bread have similar nutritional analyses. Bread is a good source of thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin. However, whole wheat bread does provide significantly more fiber and iron. Read the bread label. I...

What about cooked cereal? Isn’t it better than cold cereal?

I know that whole wheat bread is better than white bread. What about cooked cereal? Isn't it better than cold cereal? It depends on which cold and which cooked cereal you are comparing. I recommend any cereal that is not sugarcoated but is enriched with iron, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin. These nutrients are usually lost...

What is the difference in nutritional value between white and yellow cheese?

What is the difference in nutritional value between white and yellow cheese? The color is one difference in cheese. Most people recognize cheddar, Colby or American as yellow and brick or Swiss as white. Nutritionally, hard cheeses such as Parmesan, cheddar, Colby, Swiss, brick and American are good sources of calcium that are equivalent to milk....

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