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SUNSHINE6442
Posts: 1,803
10/18/12 5:41 A

Low carb fruits are pears, peaches, plums, cherries, apples, kiwi, all kinds of berries, so if your counting carbs in your diet..these could be a good choice

Three quarters of a cup of fresh blueberries have 62 calories and 16 grams of carbohydrates better. 30 cherries have about 30 carbs & packed with antioxidants

Fragrant, juicy peaches are a treat and can be included in a low-carb diet
One apricot has just 17 calories and 4 grams of carbohydrates
a small apple is a great fruit choice, with just 54 calories and 14 carb grams. Apples are also loaded with fiber and a good source of vitamin C and potassium
One large kiwi has about 56 calories and 13 grams of carbohydrates
Pears are a low-carb fruit...potassium and fiber
Oranges ...15 grams of carbohydrates and 62 calories ...vitamin C

Apples are one of the healthiest fruits...remember an apple a day keeps the doctor away...its true! Always smell the fruit before purchasing....like oranges which should be a sweet fragrance....you can usually find them more juicey then....and the skins should have a lustre, no bruises and free of cuts...no soft spots..pears need to be firm to the touch...Strawberries a sweet scent and bright red
Watermelon...the rind should be bright green and if you cant take the skin off easily with a fingernail ...it may not be tastey or fresh

Not sure if nutrition value is totally lost....but I might expect some would

Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 10/18/2012 (05:58)


GRACEMCC45
Posts: 1,134
10/18/12 4:13 A

I've also heard/read that the more colourfully-dense (yeah I just made that up) a piece of produce is, the more nutrients (mostly vitamins and minerals I believe) are packed in.

For instance, romaine has more nutrients than iceberg lettuce. Green pepper more than cucumber.

Related, perhaps?



UNIDENT
Posts: 33,498
8/16/12 1:51 A

Nutrients do start depleting as soon as it comes off the tree. It's entirely plausible that the drier and less tasty fruit are less fresh, and also have less nutrients (whether there's a direct causation there or not).



HAPPYERIN
Posts: 326
8/15/12 8:03 P

I've been wondering about this off and on all summer. You know how sometimes you eat a piece of fruit (say, a peach) that is perfectly sweet and juicy and fabulous, and then you might eat another that is kind of dry and tasteless?

This got me wondering whether fruit that tastes better (like the first one) is better for you, or if they are both the same, regardless of taste? Curious!



 
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