Trader Joe's guide to fruits and vegetables

Ever wonder how many calories are in a pear? Or if it has sodium? Or iron? Well, wonder no longer. Because it turns out that Trader Joe's has a small library of information on their site.

Sure, some of the information is pretty self-serving (the recipes, in particular). But some of it is really helpful. Such as the Trader Joe's Guide to Fruits and Vegetables.

Welcome to Trader Joe's Guide to Fruits and Vegetables
The Guide is split into two part. The first gives all sorts of handy information. The second is a nutritional chart. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!

Trader Joe's Guide to Fruits and Vegetables: The handy information part
Got questions about fruits and vegetables? Good old Trader Joe's has answers. Sure, a lot of it is pretty self-serving, but a lot of it is really helpful such as the section called "What's a Serving?" According to Trader Joe's, "A general guideline for a serving of fruit is one medium-sized whole fruit, 1/2 cup of cut-up raw fruit, 1/2 grapefruit or 6 ounces of 100% fruit juice.One servings of vegetables is about 1/2 cup cooked, 1 cup raw vegetables or 6 ounces of 100% vegetable juice."

Pretty good, eh?

Trader Joe's Guide to Fruits and Vegetables: The amazing nutrition guide to raw fruits and vegetables
Ever wondered how many calories are in an orange (70)? How many sugar grams are in a peach (9)? Or how many sodium milligrams is in a carrot (40)? Well, the answers to these, and other burning questions, are here, in this totally amazing, entirely non-self-serving chart that deserves a home on all almost vegetarian refrigerators.

So if you want to print it out and slap it on your fridge, just click here then click the Fruits and Vegetables link underneath Nutrition and Labeling. And tell 'em almost vegetarian sent you!

Eat and win!
Tomorrow I am going to post the recipe developed just for us by a surprise guest blogger (it's vegetarian, it's amazing, and if you don't lick your monitor I will fall out of my seat in shock!). And last Friday I posted the rules for our first-ever contest. So stay tuned for tomorrow's recipe and, while you're waiting, if you haven't done so already, go back to last Friday's post to enter the contest for a chance to win. Good luck!