Archive for the ‘Fruits’ Category


The Advantages of Fresh Foods

We’ve all heard that a healthful diet includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grain products. For many of us, the problem isn’t the lack of variety in healthy food choices, but that there are so many food options available! Let’s take an apple for example; along with the many varieties of […]


Health Benefits of Pears

Soft and sweet, pears are a treat in themselves. Once called the “gift of the gods” by Homer, author of the Odyessy, pears are packed with nutrients, fiber and antioxidants, making them a delicious but healthful snacking choice. Check out these five health benefits of pears for more good reasons to indulge in this sweet […]


Health Benefits of Strawberries

In our Healthiest Way of Eating Plan, we encourage the consumption of 5-10 servings of fruits-plus-vegetables (combined) each day. We believe that the balance between fruits and vegetables can vary from day to day, depending upon personal health factors, personal taste preferences, and optimal combining of foods in recipes as well as meals. We recognize […]


Health Benefits of Raspberries

Nutrients inRaspberries1.00 cup (123.00 grams) Nutrient%Daily Value  vitamin C53.7%  manganese41%  fiber31.9%  vitamin K11.9%  magnesium6.7%  folate6.4%  omega-3 fats6.2%  copper5.5%  vitamin E5.3%  potassium5.3% Calories (63)3% This chart graphically details the %DV that a serving of Raspberries provides for each of the nutrients of which it is a good, very good, or excellent source according to our Food […]


Health Benefits of Raisins

You don’t have to be a backpacker or hiker to appreciate raisins as a convenient, high energy low fat snack; they are easy to pack, easy to eat and almost never go bad. Like other dried fruits, raisins are available throughout the year. Raisins are made by dehydrating grapes in a process using the heat […]


Health Benefits of Prunes

Sweet with a deep taste and a sticky chewy texture, prunes are not only fun to eat but they are also highly nutritious. As with other dried fruits, they are available year round. Prunes are actually the dried version of European plums and recently had its name officially changed to dried plum. Nutrients inPrunes0.25 cup […]


Health Benefits of Plums

There are few fruits that come in such a panorama of colors as the juicy sweet tasting plum. The plum season extends from May through October with the Japanese varieties first on the market from May and peaking in August followed by the European varieties in the fall. Plums belong to the Prunus genus of […]

Benefits of Pineapple

Health Benefits of Pineapple

Health Benefits of Pineapple Pineapples have exceptional juiciness and a vibrant tropical flavor that balances the tastes of sweet and tart. They are second only to bananas as America’s favorite tropical fruit. Although the season for pineapple runs from March through June, they are available year-round in local markets. Pineapples are a composite of many […]

Health Benefits of Pears

Health Benefits of Pears

Health Benefits of Pears What’s New and Beneficial About Pears   For nutritional reasons, we’re often advised to consume the skins of fruits. However, it’s less often that research provides strong evidence in support of this advice. Recent studies have shown that the skin of pears contains at least three to four times as many […]

Health Benefits of Papaya

Health Benefits of Papaya

Health Benefits of Papaya Deliciously sweet with musky undertones and a soft, butter-like consistency, it is no wonder the papaya was reputably called the “fruit of the angels” by Christopher Columbus. Once considered quite exotic, they can now be found in markets throughout the year. Although there is a slight seasonal peak in early summer […]