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by 10994 · about 16 hours ago

http://jn.nutrition.org/content/127/10/2000.full Seems that fibers in leafy vegetables convert largely into O3 fatty acids in hominid models at a rate of approximately 170 calories per 100 grams. Does anyone have any evidence that humans... (more)

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thhq 0 · March 14, 2014 at 11:34 PM

I took raw spinach as a model leafy green. USDA lists 100g spinach as containing 23 calories using a normal human digestive system. Spinach is 91% water and even if the 9g dry solids was pure fat (which it's not - it's a mixture of digestible... (more)

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by 305 · October 29, 2014 at 3:44 AM

hi ph, i use to wash my green leafies one by one and inspected each leaf. as you can imagine, this was VERY time consuming. so i started to cut then wash. what i noticed is that the water turned very green. am i losing nutrients this way? is a... (more)

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Carl_Stawicki 0 · August 30, 2012 at 5:42 PM

I never thought about the difference, but I usually tear (not cut) the leaves into my salad spinner. I allow the leaves to soak in cool water for awhile, swish them around a bit, drain and rinse, then take them for spin. Tearing is supposed to... (more)

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