Fats in Fruits

In general, fruits and vegetables are seen as fat-free foods. However, some produce selections do contain fat, though the amount is low in comparison to other animal-based foods like meat, eggs, dairy and nuts.


The following chart shows the percentage of calories from fat that are found in various fruits. It can be used as a guideline for either reducing or augmenting the intake of dietary fat.

Fats in Fruits

Say Cheese!

Cheese is a generic term for a diverse group of milk-based food products made mostly from the milk of cows but also other mammals, including sheep, goats, buffalo, reindeer, camels and yaks. It is produced by coagulation of the milk protein casein. Cheese is produced in wide-ranging flavors, textures, and forms. Hundreds of types of cheese are produced. Their styles, textures and flavors depend on the origin of the milk (including the animal’s diet), whether they have been pasteurized, the butterfat content, the bacteria and mold, the processing, and aging.


Food Staples

A staple food is one that is eaten regularly and in such quantities as to constitute the dominant part of the diet and supply a major proportion of energy and nutrient needs.
Food staples vary from place to place, depending on the food sources available. Most food staples are inexpensive, plant-based foods. They are usually full of calories for energy. Cereal grains and tubers are the most common food staples.

Food Staples

How much alcohol is in your drink?

How drunk you get depends on how much pure alcohol your drink contains. One way to calculate this is by counting units. One unit is 10 ml of pure alcohol. It takes the average adult around an hour to process this so that there’s none left in their bloodstream, although this varies from person to person. The alcohol content in drinks is also expressed as a percentage of the whole drink. Familiarize yourself with the alcohol percentages of your favorite drinks by learning about the alcohol content of wine, beer, and liquor. Below are typical ranges of alcohol percentages by volume (ABV) of some common types of drinks.