- Polyunsaturated fatty acids – lower cholesterol levels and the risk of stroke
- Calcium – strengthens bones and teeth
- B group vitamins – help the body metabolize carbohydrates
- Iron – is good for blood and bones
The best fruit is very brightly colored, with even skin and no brown spots. Avoid fruit with dried stems – they’re overripe.
If the fruit is too firm, leave it to ripen at room temperature for a few days. Ripe fruit will keep in a plastic bag in the fridge for a few days.