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In an attempts to eat my veggies for the day in one shot, I blended together a bag of salad with some water. The mixture separated by density, a thick top layer containing the bits of leaves, and a bottom layer of just juice. My question is: how many vitamins and nutrients are actually found in the top layer compared to the bottom, and how efficiently would the body process them?

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  • $\begingroup$ I removed the sentence about you throwing up in case this appears to be a personal medical question to some people. I don't think it really is myself. $\endgroup$ – blep Jun 27 '13 at 22:51
  • $\begingroup$ @dd3 that's ok I still got a good answer. $\endgroup$ – Ovi Jun 27 '13 at 23:39
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If we assume the drink was very well blended most of the water-soluble vitamis (B and C) as well sugars could dissolve in the juice. Fiber would mostly remain in the plant debris. Oils and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) would form their own oily layer or be found in an emulsion with the fruit juice.

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