Fruit is Great No Matter How It's Sliced
The New York Times reports a new study shows fruit loses no nutritional value when sliced and packaged. Nicholas Bakalar writes:
Using fresh pineapples, mangoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, strawberries and kiwis, the researchers found some variations among the fruits.
Cantaloupes, for example, had minimal reductions in vitamin C and beta carotenoids after the nine-day test, while pineapples exposed to light as part of the experiment actually increased in vitamin C content. After six days, the strawberries and kiwis appeared "under the limit of marketability," even though they suffered no loss of vitamin C and other nutrients.