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Could you please list for me the health benefits of these fruits and vegies?

oriental persimmon, papaya, parika, parsely, parsley root, parsnip, passion fruit, peach, plum, peas, pear, pecan, pepper, pineapple, pomegranate, potato, sweet potato, pumpkin, radish, raspberry

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Hi Nathan,

Answering this would be a long involved process. Additionally you could have just as easily asked for a hundred different foods instead of nineteen. So I need some clarification as to what you are trying to get this information for, and hopefully find out what information you are truly searching for.

It appears you want a lot of information about many different food types (grouped in a non-inclusive alphabetical order). There are a variety of places on the internet to get a list of nutrients in a variety of foods and then compare what is claimed to be in them and for what purpose the nutrients serve in getting us to a state of health.

Here are two websites that can help answer the general question you have asked -
These webpages are from the same site and give background information about various fruits and vegetables as well as displaying the USDA nutrition guides for each.
http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/vegetable-nutrition.html
http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/fruit-nutrition.html

Here is a webpage of links to many different sources for information that you seem to want -
http://www.naturalnews.com/list_features_fruits_and_vegetables.html

I tried to find a government webpage at the USDA regarding nutrition content of fruits and vegetables, but ran into a couple of viruses and difficulty navigating through a maze of links.

Whatever standard or combination of standards or measurements you accept there is one caveat I can give you that will apply to ANY decision you make.

ANY food crop that is genetically modified (GE, GMO, GM) for herbicide resistance (Herbicides like Round-Up sprayed directly on our food crops) and/or insect "resistance" (TWO or more insecticides growing in the food, robbing nutrients through diversion of plant resources) are food crops that will be horribly contaminated as well as nutrient deficient. You should never eat GMO, but unfortunately our FDA doesn't require a label (as Europeans and MANY other countries do) so it is impossible to tell which major food crops have been modified.

Here are some guides to help you choose genuine food crops and products -

Whole Foods Market - Non-GMO Project Verified Products List
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/non-gmo-project-verified-products-list

Non-GMO Shopping Guide - as recommended by Dr Oz, CBS News, Oprah & more
http://responsibletechnology.org/nongmoshoppingguide.pdf

Website where you can find download links to get the shopping guide loaded into your computer or your iPhone ( https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shopnogmo/id646580574?mt=8 )
http://www.nongmoshoppingguide.com/

Buy organic if you can afford it, limit your processed food intake and avoid all artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols, high fructose corn syrup, PGPR (a cocoa butter substitute and a form of Ricin added to cheap chocolate and margarines), anything with added corn or soy, and all soy products.

If these links don't answer your questions Nathan, please better describe what you are looking for or want to ask and follow up with me.

Thanks for your interest,
Michael Polidori

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I can answer questions about food safety issues and benefits vs risks issues related to the growing, environmental effects and health effects of conventional, organic and gene altered food (GE GMO genetically engineered), both plants and animals. I can answer questions related to the cause and treatment of nutritionally related disease (including immune related diseases) and nutritional problems related to healing physiological or nutritional injuries.

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I have been studying food growing methods, regulatory rules and organic/conventional/biotechnological methods of producing foods since 1998. I have prepared materials for distribution concerning health safety issues, lack of regulation, environmental dangers and industry sponsored research of genetically engineered plants and animals. I have also created similar materials promoting the benefits of organic agriculture for not only direct health benefits but for dramatic reductions in pollution, indirectly benefitting our health. I have prepared research materials for and participated in Public Television talk and radio shows regarding the issues surrounding genetic engineering and organic foods and debated in college forums with mainstream scientific experts about the safety & regulatory issues of gene altered foods. 2000-2002 I managed booths at major North Carolina events interfacing with the public (including farmers) on organic vs GMO benefits and dangers. I understand regulatory practices, shortcomings & revolving jobs doors of the FDA, USDA and EPA and the industries they regulate. I have been involved in nutrition, health care, prescription drug, vaccine, disease, immune and wellness issues since 1997 reading and writing on the internet and in practical applications with myself, family and friends leading to paths of health, wellness and fitness.

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North Carolina Citizens For Safe Food, Public Citizen, Organic Consumers Association, Union of Concerned Scientists, Environmental Working Group, PSRAST.

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No Degree, but some college in the sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Calculus, Astronomy and Physics). I have also taken several courses in Logic and Philosophy. I am involved in extensive research using mainstream websites (many of which I am on mailing lists for) such as - peer-reviewed publications (The Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, others), PubMed database of research studies, National Institutes of Health, FDA, USDA, EPA, University Research libraries, hospital databases (John Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, others). I also regulary contact/correspond-with manufacturers/suppliers of food products, pharmaceuticals (including vaccines) and supplements with questions, recommendations, criticisms and complements. Every week, I learn something new!

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