Raising the Fruit Bar

June is the month when those delicious summer fruits start to appear on store shelves. Recently, the USDA measured the disease-fighting antioxidants in a bevy of “power foods,” ranking each on their respective total antioxidant capacity, or TAC. Here’s a look at how some common summer fruits stacked up on that list; shown below are the TACs per serving size (1 piece of fruit or 1 cup berries) in order of concentration:

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Source: March 2005 Health magazine.

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Diane Lofshult

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Diane Lofshult is an award-winning freelance author who specializes in nutrition and weight manag... more less
June 2006

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