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August 1998 Issue

Fresh Fruit Finds That Pack a Punch

All fruits are good for you, but are they all equally good? Not quite, says Paul A. Lachance, Ph.D., professor of nutrition and food science at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Some tropical fruits, in particular, are clear nutritional winners. Lachance analyzed 31 popular fruits for eight vitamins and minerals—vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin C, calcium and iron. Lachance's Top 10 Fruits 1. Guava 6.

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