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Picking the 8 Most Nutritious Fall Fruits and Veggies


Most fruits and vegetables are available at the grocery store year-round, but they’re not necessarily in season and at their best just because they’re on the shelf. If you want to eat the most nutritious fruits and vegetables this autumn, you have to know what to look for.

Picking the best fruit and veggies that are grown in the U.S. means knowing the optimal growing seasons for each (choosing locally grown food is also better for the economy and the environment). Here are eight fruits and vegetables that are at their most nutritious and delicious in the fall…

1. Apples

This is a fruit that’s a mainstay in any produce department, so you may not be thinking about what time of year it’s at its finest. However, fall is apple-picking season and it’s also when the best local apples are in stores (picked for you).

Greatist.com explains apples are loaded with antioxidants, which have been linked to lowering risk of certain diseases. Although the source points out there are actually more than 7,500-varieties of these sweet and crunchy orbs, it says Fuji apples are the highest in phenolics and flavonoids (both antioxidants).

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