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Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Fruits and vegetables have been wrongly considered by some as luxuries and relishes valuable principally for the pleasant variety they give to the diet. This conception may be largely due to the fact that they contain a large amount of water and a comparatively small amount of the so called nutrients. The fact that milk is the most perfect food, though it contains 87% water goes to show that the nature of the solids in any food rather than the quantity determines its actual food value. As a whole fruits and vegetables are more economical sources of protein and energy than a food many people think. Their chief value however, lies in their ash or mineral contents rather than the proteins and carbohydrates they contain.
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Dolve, M., "Fruits and Vegetables: Budget Salad and Greens" (1922). SDSU Extension Circulars. 53.