The Healthiest Fruits In The World That we Never Eat

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Jun 9, 2023 - 06:13
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The Healthiest Fruits In The World That we Never Eat
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Remember the time-old saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,”? It's ingrained in you from an early age that fruit is fundamentally healthy for you, but contrary to what you might expect, a new study from researchers at William Paterson University in New Jersey suggests that's only partly true.

What did the study investigate?

Researchers at the US university examined the nutrient content of 41 foods, evaluating the vitamin, fibre and nutrient content each food contained in relation to calories. Essentially, the higher the nutrient content, the healthier the food.

The conclusion of the study

Despite what you might expect, not a single fruit made it into the top 10 healthiest food! Green veg dominated the top spots, with just one food reaching 100% of required nutrients with just 100 calories.

In fact, of the 41 foods studied, just seven types even managed to meet the criteria for the study, with the healthiest fruit only just making it into the top 30.

Including the widespread demonising of carbs…

Beyond the green veg dominated top 10, other favourites like broccoli, peppers and pumpkin made it into the top 20, with the healthiest fruit coming in 28th place overall.

For fruit lovers you might be disappointed to learn that the healthiest fruit is (drum roll, please) the humble lemon.

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