I agree with Richard and Auburn. In addition my thought is that if you eat a lot of various fruits like most of us do then you are getting plenty of whatever health benefits fruits offer. I’m eating what I have and like and feeling very good about the nutritional benefits.
It’s the people that don’t eat fruits and veggies that are possibly low on nutrition.
the top ones that blow away all fruit on that lists are aronia, elderberry, black currant, black raspberry, seaberry, buffalo berry, goji,serviceberry and goumi. all of which i grow and contain a lot more phenols and antioxidants than the more common fruits. like Richard said, no 1 fruit has everything a body needs but thats why we eat a diverse amount of fruit. i try to mix all my fruit types into my recipes so we get as diverse nutrient / antioxidant load as we can. also some like aronia aren’t that tasty by themselves but mix them with black currants, raspberries and strawberries they make one hell of a tasty jam !
I’d agree. Can’t see how strawberry would top these. Not that I’m knocking strawberry but like Auburn says if strawberry is tops it’s about the low calories. That’s a big plus for those on a diet but many add sugar.
If you have to add sugar to make jam that’s not a plus. Eat them fresh or plain frozen without sugar if you want to top the scale. Not that I’ll knock the jam either. I’m sure it’s tasty and nutritious.
I’m thinking we’re all in the sweet spot for fruit nutrition.
i do eat them mixed plain or in oatmeal and such but i do like a good jam also. i use minimal sugar in my jam as I’m a fan of tart , sharp flavors. the fruit i mentioned contains much lower sugar levels than the top listed ones so if you do add some sugar it isn’t as high in calories than if you would add some to strawberries.
I think this list is mostly for entertainment purposes and just for that, I’m thankful for the post. We really don’t know all the aspects of fruit that are good for us, but unless you are deficient in a given nutrient, this list has little practical purpose, and then you would need a rundown of the specific nutrients any given fruit has. I would predict that every fruit lover gets a surplus of every known nutrient we need from fruit.
Flavenoids and certainly fiber may be much more important than nutrient content anyway. Nutrient deficiency is very rare in this country but a large percentage of Americans don’t get enough fiber and it is unknown at what point you’ve got enough fiber in your diet not to benefit from more. Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why. - The New York Times
Anyone have a list with fiber content of fruits? I bet figs are very high.
the list i posted are very high in antioxidants the 1st lists not so much. nutrients and antioxidants are 2 different animals. antioxidants help the body to fight free radicals that cause cancer and some diseases in our body. nutrients are essential for normal body function. . if your short on a nutrient it can cause sickness due to a deficiency. like was said prior, most people living in the US that eats a balanced diet won’t have a nutrient deficiency but many lack enough fiber or antioxidants in their diet. us fruit lovers likely get plenty of both as fruits are one of your better sources of these things.