Fruit is healthy, full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. It plays an important part on a healthy diet.

Fruits provide fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and many other substances essential for optimum health. It is not a matter any more of just having citrus fruits because they are a good source of vitamin C.

Choosing fruit

Buy fresh, firm fruit and eat it within a few days. Store it in a cool, dark place.

All fruit is seasonal but there are good supplies of imported fruit; most fruits are available at your grocery store pretty much all through the year. Nevertheless, local seasonal fruit is granted to provide you with the most nutrients. Try to choose fruit in season, at least, fruit in season at the country of origin. Not only it will provide more nutrients, it will be cheaper, as well; besides, seasonal surplus can produce real bargains.

Ways with fruit

To avoid pesticides and chemichals, switch to organic foods whenever possible.

A selection of fruit including grapes, melon, watermelon, citrus fruits, berries, banana and pineapple.