What is the healthiest fruit?
Asked by on Jan 30, 2011
i.e. banana, apple, orange, etc.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) likes guava, watermelon, pink grapefruit, oranges, cantaloupe, mango, and papaya best, but all fruits are healthy for one reason or another and for several reasons at the same time. Every fruit has something good about it. Orange fruits, like apricots and cantaloupe, are high in beta-carotene which turns into vitamin A. Citrus fruits, including oranges and grapefruit, are loaded with vitamin C. Berries and apples are high in fiber. Raisins are full of iron. Figs and bananas have lots potassium. Raspberries have ellagic acid, which helps stop the growth of cancer-cells. Red grapes have anthocyanins and resveratrol, which help prevent heart disease and cancer. For the best taste, choose fresh fruit in season and dried fruit anytime. To minimize pesticide exposure, know which fruit to buy organic.