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What 2 fruit do you hold to be most nutritious & why?

Asked by dkranzberg (532 points ) December 15th, 2010

I’ve found that two fruit influence my system in remarkably positive ways due to their total nutritional value: blueberries and avocados. Has anyone found their “top two”, and if so, what and why?

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Summum's avatar

Pomegranates and blueberries, grapes or bananas.

Summum's avatar

Pomegranate juice helps me feel much better and the others are good anti dioxants and bananas are a good source of

Calories: 105
Calories From Fat: 3.2
Total Fat: 0.4 Grams
Saturated Fat: 0.1 Grams
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1 Grams
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.0 Grams
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1mg
Carbohydrates: 27 Grams
Dietary Fiber: 3.1 Grams
Sugars: 14.4 Grams
Protein: 1.3 Grams

janbb's avatar

I hold these fruits to be self-evident; blueberries and oranges for their vitamins and anti-oxidants.

perspicacious's avatar

tangerines, clementines, satsumas, apples, pineapple

because they are my faves

Eggie's avatar

I would say oranges. High in vitamin c which is good for your immune system.

gailcalled's avatar

A variety of colors works;

Blueberries
Strawberries
Blackberries
Raspberries
Currants
Cranberries

christine215's avatar

I don’t limit myself – Variety is important and I feel that every fruit has something different to offer for our health.

marinelife's avatar

Blackberries have more antioxidants than blueberries.

For me it pomegranates and oranges, but I eat all types of fruit except (yechh) melons.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Cherries and blueberries for their anti-inflammatory properties.

snowberry's avatar

I agree with @christine215, but I would take it a step further. Conventionally grown produce has less food value (vitamins and minerals) than organically grown produce, and the body requires a variety of foods to do well.. Sorry I cannot just pick one fruit for you.

Seek's avatar

I like a variety, as long as the variety does not include Avocados. Greasy fruit is just not appealing to me.

dkranzberg's avatar

A bunch of great answers so far. Thanks for sharing your insights.
@marinelife I didn’t realize that blackberries were higher in anti-oxidents than blueberries. I’m going to try some. I do love pomegranate juice too.
@Seek_Kolinahr I understand what you mean by “greasy”. It took some time to get used to it. Now I love them, and they really seem to provide an extra degree of mental clarity.

marinelife's avatar

@dkranzberg Yes, avocados are nutritional powerhouses.

snowberry's avatar

I will also add that organic produce often tastes better than conventionally grown.

talljasperman's avatar

Bananas and Avocado… the first has Potassium and the second is high in calories… and I love the fruit when it is ripe..both are nasty when aged

lonelydragon's avatar

Blueberries, for their antioxidants, and apples. Apples contain quercetin, a powerful anti-inflammatory.

Kardamom's avatar

Cranberries because of their high level of anti-oxidents and anti-inflammatory properties (found in most red fruits), their fiber content, the fact that the juice can help prevent urinary tract infections and the high vitamin C content. Fresh cranberry sauce is one of the pleasures in life and dried cranberries are super-yummy and easy to put on cereal or bake into quickbread or to replace raisins in cookies.

Strawberries (same as above for fiber and anti-inflammatory assistance) and they are just plain delicious, which makes me more likely to eat them. And they’re cute and make me smile when I see them sitting their all fresh and plump and delicious.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

I would say cranberries for one. Everyone knows how wonderful they are and how great they are when you need to clean up your system. Plus, I love the Ocean Spray commercials.

The other I would have to say raspberries.

Kardamom's avatar

@shpadoinkle_sue Those Ocean Spray commercials are really cute. Makes me want to visit that part of the country where they have cranberry bogs.

I just bought some spiced cranberry cider at Trader Joe’s which is very delicious!

Sweetpea's avatar

Apples and Peaches, because I eat them.

Sweetpea's avatar

@Kardamom We pass the Ocean Spray cranberry bogs every time we head to Long Beach, WA. It’s really a beautiful area…the air is clean and crisp and cool, at least this time of the year. It’s right by the Pacific. If I am not mistaken, I have also seen some around Boston somewhere, or near there.

http://www.cranberrymuseum.com/pages/history.html

Kardamom's avatar

@Sweetpea That sounds delightful. What a fun trip that would be.

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