Cranberries topped TOP10
American scientists conducted a comparative analysis of the antioxidant content in various fruits. The winner was cranberries. By the percentage of antioxidants of the phenolic group, cranberries exceeded all other fruits and vegetables.
The ten most useful fruits in terms of the presence of antioxidants included: the leader is cranberries, then pears, dark grapes, apples, cherries, strawberries, watermelon, blueberries, bananas, green grapes.
Previously, a similar “rating” was calculated for vegetables. But even the leader of the “vegetable ten” – broccoli is 5 times inferior to cranberries in the content of flavonoids.
Half a cup of cranberries contains 373 milligrams of phenolic antioxidants, 317 mg in medium pear, 296 mg in half a cup of dark grape, 256 mg in medium-sized apple, 231 in cherry, 195 in eight medium-sized strawberries, 174 – average banana.
However, it does not follow from this that you only need cranberries. Eating vegetables or fruits of one kind, we deprive ourselves of many useful substances contained in other species.