Raising the Fruit Bar

by Diane Lofshult on Jun 01, 2006

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

Diane Lofshult IDEA Author/Presenter

Diane Lofshult is an award-winning freelance author who specializes in nutrition and weight management topics. She is the founder of In Other Words, an editorial consulting firm based in Solana Beach, California. Reach her at lofshult@roadrunner.com.