Top 40 Powerhouse Fruit and Vegetables

These nutrient dense fruit and vegetables provide 10% or more of the daily value of seventeen nutrients such as: potassium, fiber, protein, calcium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, zinc, and vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and K.  These nutrients reduce the risk of chronic disease.  Cook some up or eat raw today!

(most nutrient dense to least nutrient dense)

  1. Watercress
  2. Chinese Cabbage
  3. Chard
  4. Beet Greens
  5. Spinach
  6. Chicory
  7. Leaf Lettuce
  8. Parsley
  9. Romaine Lettuce
  10. Collard Greens
  11. Turnip Greens
  12. Mustard Greens
  13. Endive
  14. Chive
  15. Kale
  16. Dandelion Greens
  17. Red Pepper
  18. Arugula
  19. Broccoli
  20. Pumpkin
  21. Brussels Sprouts
  22. Scallion
  23. Kohlrabi
  24. Cauliflower
  25. Cabbage
  26. Carrot
  27. Tomato
  28. Lemon
  29. Iceberg Lettuce
  30. Strawberry
  31. Radish
  32. Winter Squash
  33. Orange
  34. Lime
  35. Grapefruit
  36. Rutabagas
  37. Turnips
  38. Blackberry
  39. Leeks
  40. Sweet Potatoes
Powerhouse Fruit & Vegetables
My Powerhouse Vegetable : Beets and Beet Greens

(read more about it: http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2014/13_0390.htm#table2_down )

13 thoughts on “Top 40 Powerhouse Fruit and Vegetables

  1. I eat most of these regularly, and I recognize the names of the others – I’m so glad to see a list of “normal” fruit and veg being listed that are all really healthy, I get so sick of other people’s articles about the weird superfood fad fruits and vegetables that are expensive and no-one really eats. Hooray for broccoli and carrots!

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