Eating fruit as part of an overall healthy diet provides nutrition for the body and can help to reduce the risk of some chronic diseases. Snacking on fruit helps to reduce calorie intake while increasing the amount of fi... More »

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Dried fruit has a more concentrated source of nutrients compared to the fresh variety. Consuming dried fruits provides a convenient and quick way to add more nutrient-dense fruits to a diet. More »

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Weight loss, preventing health problems like cancer and arthritis are the benefits of eating alkalizing foods. Diets such as soybeans, some seeds, legumes and nuts are alkaline-promoting foods. Most fruits and vegetables... More »

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Cauliflower can help with vision loss, tissue repair and disease prevention. Its nutritional benefits stem from its high amounts of the antioxidant vitamin C, potassium, fiber, folic acid and the sulfur compound isothioc... More »

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While it's true that strawberries are covered in tiny yellow seeds, the red edible part of the strawberry is not actually a fruit. The dried seeds on the outside of the strawberry are the actual fruit. More »

A fruit is the part of a plant that develops from the flower and contains the seeds, while a vegetable can be any other part of a plant, such as the leaves, stems or roots. A flower bud may also be considered a vegetable... More »

Commonly mistaken for a fruit, watermelons are actually vegetables that are part of the squash and cucumber family. The first watermelons, which originally grew in Africa, were mostly seeds and rind, while the watermelon... More »