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Old 03-30-2004, 09:27 AM   #11
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broccoli is a very healthy food....lettuce is just roughage.
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Old 03-30-2004, 09:29 AM   #12
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Is broccoli healthy for them>? Or is like lettuce?
I was also wondering this. I've heard people suggest that feeding these people foods is not such a good idea. I don't remember exactly why people suggested this...other than the fact that some foods such as lettuce have no nutricional value. Any other reason why people might warn against feeding this....possibly pesticides?
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Old 03-30-2004, 09:37 AM   #13
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excerpt from the Florida Food Fair site:

Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamins A and C and also riboflavin, calcium and iron. One cup of chopped broccoli contains approximately 24.6 calories, 2.6 g dietary fiber, 42 mg calcium, 286 mg potassium and no cholesterol. It also yields 82 mg vitamin C, 62 mcg folate, 1356.9 IU vitamin A

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Any other reason why people might warn against feeding this....possibly pesticides?
I would expect that a thorough washing first would cure this problem, if there was a problem with it.
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Old 03-30-2004, 01:32 PM   #14
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Wow cool, I will most definantely try it. I see it has lots of Vit C always a plus with tangs.
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Sounds good, think I'll try some tomorrow. My fish(tangs especially) go crazy when I have nori in the tank. My little blue dot puffer even eats it
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My yellow tang went nuts over it. The piece was already picked clean by this morning.

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Glad to know it liked it!
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I was reef-raised during the time that everyone was suggesting Romain lettus. It has nutritional value to it and is way better than iceberg. The, I was converted by those encouraging foods native to their environment. While it may be rich in vitamins, and may be much cheaper...I think I would have to stick with the Sea Veggies I currently feed the Herbivores in my tank.
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that is the wonderful thing about this hobby.....there is more than one
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I've read before that vegetables such as lettuce, broccoli, etc. can not break down properly in a fishes digestive system. Don't know if this is true or just a way to sell more dry seaweed, but i thought i would throw that out there.
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