Food Nutrition Trivia

We’ve had great fun digging up interesting nutrition trivia for our twitter feed.  In case you missed them, here’s a compilation:

Trivia: Adding ground cinnamon doesn’t add nutrients to your food. True or False?

Answer: False. Ground cinnamon contains LOTS of calcium, potassium, fiber, manganese & phytosterols & for heart health. #nutritiontrivia

Trivia: Coconut water is high in fat. #TrueorFalse?

Answer: False. Coconut water contains zero fat. It generally contains about 10% DV of vitamin C per 1 cup. #nutritiontrivia 

Trivia: Raw Beets vs Canned Beets. Which is a better source of iron?

Answer: Raw Beets 6% DV of iron per 1 cup. Canned Beets 16% DV of iron per 1 cup. *also 3 times higher in sodium

Trivia: Coconut water is a good source of potassium. #TrueorFalse? 

Answer: True. Coconut water contains a significant dose of potassium (600 mg) in 1 cup. #nutritiontrivia bit.ly/rtBAO2

Trivia: Raw onions contain sugar. #TrueorFalse? #nutritiontrivia

Answer: Raw onions do contain sugar. 7g sugar per 1 cup; 2g protein, 0 fat, and 3g fiber, plus a whole bunch of nutrients.

Trivia: Which contains more vitamins & minerals: 1 cup of blueberries or cranberries? #nutritiontrivia *that’s a hard one!

Answer: Blueberries! contain a TON of vitamins & minerals, including A, C, K, B, + calcium, magnesium & potassium. Cranberries: lower levels 

Trivia: Japanese knotweed, peanut butter and red wine are all good sources of the antioxidant Resveratrol? #TrueorFalse?

Answer: True! Knotweed, peanut butter & red wine are excellent sources of the antioxidant Resveratrol. #nutritiontrivia

Trivia: Tomatoes don’t contain a significant amount of vitamin C. #TrueorFalse? bit.ly/uHKDCC #nutritiontrivia

Answer: False. Tomatoes contain about 15.6mg (or 26% DV) of vitamin C per 1 medium tomato. bit.ly/uHKDCC #nutritiontrivia 

Trivia: Radishes do not contain significant nutrients, other than vitamin A. True or False?

Answer-False: Radishes contain good amounts of vit C, calcium, folate, magnesium & phytosterols for heart health. They do not contain vit A.

Trivia: Frozen Asparagus contains more vitamin C than fresh asparagus after its boiled and drained? #TrueorFalse?

Answer: True. Frozen asparagus contains 40% DV of vit C after its cooked. Fresh contains a little over 12% DV of vit C in 100g serving. 

Trivia: raw Papaya vs raw Mango: which contains more sugar (per 1 cup cut fruit)? #nutritiontrivia

Answer: Mangos! They contain about 24g of sugar per 1 cup, sliced. Papayas contain only about 8g per 1 cup, cubed. #nutritiontrivia

Trivia: which is a better source of calcium: boiled Swiss chard or raw Swiss chard? #nutritiontrivia

Answer: Boiled Swiss chard contains a bit more calcium than raw, per 28g portion. Boiled: 16.2mg, raw: 14.4mg, go figure. #nutritiontrivia 

Trivia: Pears are not nutritionally beneficial foods. #TrueorFalse?

Answer: Pears mainly taste good but they do contain 10% DV vitamin C, and fulfill 18% of your daily fiber need in just 1 small whole pear.

Trivia: Which is a better source of calcium: dried sesame seeds or tahini (sesame seed butter)? #nutritiontrivia

Answer: Sesame Seeds! contain almost 10% DV calcium (or 87mg) per 1 tbsp. Raw Tahini contains 63mg calcium per tbsp. #nutritiontrivia

Trivia: raw Pistachio vs raw Macadamia: which has more protein per serving? #nutritiontrivia

Answer: Pistachio! They have 6g of protein per 28g serving (and 12g fat). Macadamias have 2g of protein and 21g of fat. #nutritiontrivia 

Trivia: Leeks vs. Onions. Which contains more vitamin K, essential for bone density health?

Answer: Leeks contain almost 42mcg of vitamin K for bone density health, which is about 52% your daily value in 1 cup. Onions: 0.6mcg/cup.

Trivia: Brown rice vs Quinoa: which one contains more protein per cooked serving? #nutritiontrivia

Answer: Quinoa contains 8g of protein per 1 cooked cup, brown rice contains 5g. Little quinoa patties #recipe: epi.us/tyDlIb ☆☆☆☆ 

Trivia: Coconut water is a good source of potassium. #TrueorFalse? #nutritiontrivia

Answer: True. Coconut water contains a significant dose of potassium (600 mg) in 1 cup. #nutritiontrivia bit.ly/rtBAO2

Trivia: Bok Choy contains only vitamins and no minerals. #TrueorFalse? 

Answer: False. Bok choy is chock full of vitamins AND minerals, including vitamins B, C, A & K, also potassium & iron! bit.ly/s82rIt 

Trivia: In a 100 gram serving, which has more omega 3s: baked salmon or flax seeds?

Answer: Flaxseeds! They contain 22,813 mg omega 3s in 100 gram serving. Baked salmon contains about 1500 mg. #nutritiontrivia

Trivia: What % of your daily value (DV) of calcium is contained in 1 cup of dry roasted almonds?

Answer: Dry roasted almonds contain 37% the DV of calcium in just 1 cup. *plus 30g protein, 16g fiber, phytosterols & omega 3s for the heart

Trivia: Bok Choy contains only vitamins and no minerals. #TrueorFalse?

Answer: False. Bok choy is chock full of vitamins AND minerals, including vitamins B, C, A & K, also potassium & iron! bit.ly/s82rIt

Trivia: Raw dried pumpkin seeds are super rich in minerals like potassium, zinc and iron? #TrueorFalse

Answer: True! Dried pumpkin seeds are rich in minerals like iron, potassium and zinc, as well as vitamins K and Folate bit.ly/tOSgVH 

Trivia: How many grams of fat are in an avocado?

Answer: A medium avocado contains about 30 grams of fat. Good fat. The kind that benefits cholesterol levels.. bit.ly/

Trivia: Sweet potatoes are so high in sugar that they’re bad for you. #TrueorFalse? 

Answer: Sweet Potatoes do contain natural sugar; and also vit A, vit C, iron & calcium with zero fat. Eat all sweet foods in moderation, but do eat! 

Trivia: Sesame Seeds are a great source of calcium and iron, and they are low in fat… True or False?

Answer: Sesame Seeds are high in calcium and iron, but they are not low fat. Sesame seeds provide beneficial fat; eat in moderation.

Trivia: Butternut squash is a good source of iron, calcium, vitamin A AND vitamin C.. True or False? 

 Answer: Butternut squash is a great source of calcium, iron, vitamin A and vitamin C. It is also low calorie, fat-free, and tastes dreamy.

Trivia: 1 Pomegranate contains nearly 50% the DV of vitamin C. TrueorFalse? #nutritiontrivia

Answer: True! One Pomegranate contains almost 30 mg of vitamin C (48% DV) plus 665 mg of potassium! bit.ly/uMJF0I #nutritiontrivia

Trivia: Pears are not nutritionally beneficial foods. #TrueorFalse? 

Answer: Pears mainly taste good but they do contain 10% DV vitamin C, and fulfill 18% of your daily fiber need in just 1 small whole pear.

Trivia: Which is a better source of calcium: dried sesame seeds or tahini (sesame seed butter)? #nutritiontrivia

Answer: Sesame Seeds! contain almost 10% DV calcium (or 87mg) per 1 tbsp. Raw Tahini contains 63mg calcium per tbsp. #nutritiontrivia

Trivia: Almond butter and peanut butter have almost identical fat profiles. True or False? 

Answer False:1cup Peanut butter (26g) contains almost twice the saturated fat as almond butter (14g) & almond contains 5 times the omega 3s. 

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