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Preparing and picking which food for the kids to take to school isn’t easy at times… especially during winter. But now that spring is up fresh fruits are the best choices I have. The kids love them too…

What’s not there to like? If possible I’d just eat fruits all the time lol. What’s your favorite fruit?

Here are some useful facts about fruits:

One orange supplies 116.2% of the daily value for vitamin C.

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Strawberries are a wholesome source for essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, folate, fiber, potassium and antioxidants that help keep you and your family healthy. Just eight strawberries have more vitamin C than a medium orange. Strawberries are low in fat and calories, which makes them a great snack and they are also thought to be helpful in reducing the risk of certain types of cancer.

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Cantaloupes are fat and cholesterol free, contains very low sodium. Are high in vitamins A and C and also a good source of folate.

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The vitamin C content of many fruit is higher when it is slightly immature, and declines as the fruit hits peak ripeness. For example, the kiwifruit is an exceptionally rich source of vitamin C – a medium sized fruit has 74 mg, but a kiwifruit that has been coolstored for a while has a vitamin C content of 57 mgs. Still excellent, but less excellent.

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Lemons have very good amounts of copper, magnesium, manganese, iron, phosphorous, potassium and calcium are found in lemons. Small amounts of zinc and sodium can also be seen in lemons. Lemons contain excellent levels of vitamin c. It is also a good source of thiamin, vitamin c, vitamin b6, riboflavin and pantothenic acid. Lemon also contains traces of vitamin b2.

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