Choosing the Most Nutritious Greens

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Greens in the order of most nutritious:

  1. Dandelion: use young leaves.
  2. Arugula: Slight mustard green flavor.
  3. Kale: Use young leaves.
  4. Parsley: Helps bring out the flavor of others.
  5. Romaine: Somewhat strong taste.
  6. Spinach: High in nutrients but contains oxalates.
  7. Beet: Best if you use young and small leaves.
  8. Butter: Lettuce
  9. Endive: Contains oxalates. May affect calcium absorption.
  10. Iceberg: Most popular lettuce, least nutritious.

The top ten fruits and vegetables in overall nutritional content:

Broccoli

  1. Broccoli - Broccoli is a vegetable very much like spinach. Broccoli is the superhero of the vegetable kingdom!
  2. Cantaloupe - The orange color of cantaloupe's flesh relfects its extremely high beta-carotene content, which converts to vitamin A in the body.
  3. Carrots - Carrots are nutritional heroes, they store a gold mine of nutrients.
  4. Kale- Unusually rich in the minerals and vitamins provided by green leafy foods.
  5. Mango - Cholesterol free. High in vitamin A and vitamin C.
  6. Papaya - Papaya contains the digestive enzyme papain, which helps your body break down and digest proteins.
  7. Green KalePumpkin - The bright orange color of pumpkin is a dead giveaway that pumpkin is loaded with an important antioxidant, beta-carotene.
  8. Red bell Peppers - Peppers are full of vitamins C and A, as well as folate. They are also high in fiber.
  9. Spinach - This lovely, leafy green is not only flavorful, it is a nutritional power house.
  10. Sweet Potato - The sweet potato deserves to be on the highest perch because it is a nutritional powerhouse supplying many nutrients.

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