Wednesday, December 18, 2013

12 Days of Fun (and sometimes festive) Farm Facts: Day 7

Day 7: 

What is the most nutrient dense fruit?

Ok, I'm sure if I had asked the most nutrient dense vegetable you all could have guessed it or at least gotten pretty close (Collards, Kale, and Watercress all have a 1000 score).

But what about fruit?  Fruit is normally seen as more of "pleasure" or "treat" item than something that packs a serious health punch.  However the fruit that we find first on the ANDI Score list (Aggregate Nutrient Density Index) is none other than Strawberries!

Following close behind strawberries is pomegranate juice (who doesn't love POM juice!), blueberries, oranges, cantaloupe, apples, and then my love, peaches!

With a little luck we'll have strawberries in the spring of 2015.

The ANDI Score is a scale from 1-1000 (1,000 being the best!).  "ANDI scores are calculated by evaluating an extensive range of micronutrients, including vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidant capacities." WholeFoods Webapge

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