Top Most Nutritious Fruits

First identify the elements you need, maybe the list should be called “Fruit Salad”.

Consider this: Guava is high in Vitamin C but not in potassium, which is richly present in papaya and banana, mango is great for Vitamin A. Many propose avocados to be the most nutritious fruits on the planet. The Guinness Book of World Records also says so.

Are berries the most nutritious fruits?

Some experts believe that berries, packed with anti-oxidants are the most nutritious fruits, but other experts also suggest that the kiwi and the guava deserve the title better. The results are debatable but here are some of the most commonly mentioned most nutritious fruits.

1. Avocados are said to be such a treasure-trove of nutrients. They contain more than 25 essential vitamins and minerals. It has Vitamins A, B, C and E. They also supply lutein, copper, magnesium, potassium and zinc. It has more fiber, folate, niacin, thiamine and riboflavin than any other fruit. It’s also one of the few fruits that have monounsaturated (good) fats.

2. Cantaloupe is an excellent source of vitamin A and C. It’s a good source of potassium, vitamin B6, B3, dietary fiber and folate. It contains the largest amount of digestive enzymes of any fruit, surpassing papayas and mangoes. These marvelous melons are recommended by the American Cancer Society as healthful agents in the battle against intestinal cancer and melanoma. Cantaloupes are a source of polyphenol antioxidants, chemicals which are known to provide certain health benefits to the cardiovascular system and immune system.

3. Berries are 80-90% water. They are known as antioxidant powerhouse. They are low in sodium, high in potassium, insoluble fiber (cellulose), soluble fiber (pectin). The antioxidants like vitamin A and E are highest in berry nutritious fruits. They also have flavonoids, phenolic acids, tannins, and lignans, these compounds have many positive effects on overall health, but recent studies focus on the benefits of anthocyanosides, of which berries are good sources. Blueberries, strawberries, acaiberries and wolfberries are among the most nutritious fruits in this group.

4. Grapefruit loaded with vitamin C and carotenoids, good amount of fiber of the cholesterol lowering type, pectin, plus it contains phytochemicals such as flavonoids, terpenes, and limonoids. Studies have shown grapefruit helps lower cholesterol and there is evidence that the seeds have high levels of antioxidant properties. Grapefruit forms a core part of the “grapefruit diet”, the theory being that the fruit’s low glycemic index is able to help the body’s metabolism burn fat.

5. Guava Some researchers say that guava is one of the most nutritious fruits. Guavas are high in dietary fiber, vitamins A and C, vitamin B3 and G4 and polyunsaturated fatty acids especially the seeds. It has four times the amount of vitamin C in orange, has good levels of the dietary minerals, potassium, magnesium, and an otherwise broad, low-calorie profile of essential nutrients. Guavas contain both major classes of antioxidant pigments — carotenoids and polyphenols. Guavas that are red, yellow or orange in color have more potential value as antioxidant sources than unpigmented species.

Honorble Mention:

6. Apples

7. Oranges

8. Watermellon

9. Papaya

10. Kiwi

11. Bananas

12. Prunes

13. Figs

14. Dates

15. Mangoes