Fruits are. Fruits are good. Fruits are good for you. And you know it.
I was just thinking, while I’m still feeling a peach envy (and unfortunately, the season’s gone already), are some fruits healthier than others?
Well, the intuitive answer is yes, of course. But than you’re soon left wondering as to what best means. I won’t go into dissecting fruits, plead fibers over vitamins or any other benefruits.
But I’ve read something amazing though not surprising: red peaches have a higher antioxidant activity than yellow or white ones. But if need carotenes, you’d better go for the yellows (1)… Ah!
One good thing about trying to be chosy as consummers is that we won’t just be offered stereotypical fruits at least. And maybe that’s what’s best for us, because fruits are probably better when we like them!
This was a communicate from your local freedom loves peach committee.
PS: and the same is true for plums, though varieties in this study did not differ in carotene content.
(1)- Vizzotto, M., Cisneros-Zevallos, L., Byrne, D.H., Ramming, D.W., Okie, W.R. 2006. Total phenolic, carotenoid, and anthocyanin content and antioxidant activity of peach and plum genotypes. Acta Horticulturae 713: 453-455.