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What kind of fruit is good for babies?

In the first 5 months, babies should not eat any fruit. From the 6th month, delicious fruit without fruit acid can be added to the baby’s porridge – such as pears, bananas and apples.

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Why are fruit and vegetables so important for athletes?

Because they are a source of continuous energy. If you can do without your chocolate croissant in the morning and grab the muesli and fresh fruit instead, you’ll get all the power you need for your run around the block or the next workout at the gym. Since chocolate and the like only fill you up short-term, apples, bananas and salad offer you longer lasting energy. And because müsli is so light, it isn’t so heavy in your stomach! Ideal for giving your everything during your training.

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Are SanLucar fruit and vegetables organic?

SanLucar fruits are not organic. Our fruit & veggies have been awarded “Very Good” by Ökotest several times, because we have particularly strict growing guidelines, which our Master Growers are obliged to comply with, to integrate our fruits and vegetables ecologically. In other words, as natural as possible. This means that we always use beneficial or biological agents during the entire growth phase to prevent possible illnesses or pests. Only if there is danger to the plant do we resort to plant protection products – but only in moderate quantities! And just when possible traces of them are well under the legal guidelines can our crops be harvested. Whether we use any plant protection products at all is different from case to case. If the growing conditions are ideal, pests and diseases are rare, so that beneficial organisms are often sufficient.

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What kind of fruit and vegetables can I give to my dog?

Of course, from dog to dog, there are differences. After all, we humans perhaps like one type of fruit over another. Most fruits can surely be well tolerated by your dogs. However, there are also a few, which should not end up in your pet’s bowl. Some of these include grapes, tomatoes, raw onions as well as other onion plants, garlic, avocado, raw green beans, peppers, eggplant and raw potatoes. Therefore, stick to fruits like apples, bananas, pears, pineapple, strawberries, apricots, peaches and plums – because they are well tolerated, just like celery, cabbage turnip, lettuce, zucchini or cucumber – and your dog will probably really like them!

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Why are fruit and vegetables healthy?

There are many reasons, really. We need their minerals, for example, for strong bones, good teeth and our blood cells. In addition, they have lots of fibre to keep our digestion steady. They also have a lot of vitamins that our bodies love: they not only strengthen our immune system, but can also prevent many diseases such as raised cholesterol. Studies have even found that certain fruit and vegetable varieties can protect against cancer. Great, don’t you think? An apple a day…, however, this is not quite enough: we are supposed to eat 400 g of fruit and vegetables daily so that our bodies have everything they need to protect us from disease. Of course that’s quite a large amount. But, of course, we have a little trick: freshly pressed fruit juices without preservatives and sugar additives count as a portion of fruit. The glass of freshly squeezed orange juice or one of our delicious smoothies tastes even better for breakfast! But this is not the end of the story: it has even been scientifically proven that fruit and vegetables make you happy. One more reason to go for the healthy snack! 😉

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What is the difference between fruit and vegetables?

Fruits ripen on the tree or bush in the sun and are picked according to how they have to be harvested – for ripening or ready to eat. This makes no difference with vegetables. Because when the vegetable – which grows in the earth – is separated from the root, the aging process begins immediately. It spoils much faster. It is therefore all the more important to store it properly. And we’ll get to that with the next question.

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How do I store fruit and vegetables properly?

The favourite temperatures of fruits vary just as much as their different flavours. For example, only some fruits such as sugar melons, pineapples, bananas or tomatoes are used to warmth and feel comfortable between 12 and 14° C.  But you can store them at room temperature. Cold-sensitive fruits such as pears, apples and lemons, but also peppers, cucumbers and eggplant love the slight coolness of 7 to 8° C in the vegetable compartment. Others, such as sugar- and watermelon, mandarins and oranges  or avocados like it a a bit cooler and should therefore be stored at about 6 to 8° C in the upper area of the refrigerator. The coolest area in the refrigerator is at the bottom of the glass plate at approx. 2° C. Since berries, cherries, peaches, cucumbers, kiwi, lettuce, broccoli and asparagus love the cold, reserve this area for them! Fruit and vegetables spoil quicky, so the best bet is to eat them as early as possible.

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What fruit has lots of vitamins and how many?

Every fruit has lots of vitamins. Have a look at our section “Fruits” where you can get lots of nutritional information!

What fruits and vegetables can help me lose weight?

If you are trying to lose weight, you should make sure you have a diet rich in fibre. This stimulates the fat burning process. Blueberries are one of many fat burners. Not only do they have few calories, but they also contain a lot of vitamin C. Other great fruits and vegetables for losing weight are cauliflower, green beans, plums and pears – all tasty companions for a successful diet!

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What vegetables can I barbecue?

Actually, pretty much every vegetable. We especially love grilled bell peppers, zucchini, or eggplant. What’s important is that they are barbecued in an aluminum tray at relatively low heat – if you don’t do this you’ll burn them. Have a look at some of our many our recipes. Find more barbecue ideas here.

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