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Common fruit myths: Debunked

25th July 2017
Common fruit myths: Debunked

Fruit facts you can rely on!

With information so readily available in this day and age, it’s no wonder that facts and myths are so easily confused. To help ensure you know where you stand with a range of different fruits, our experts have debunked a number of common fruit myths!

Myth: Avocados are full of unhealthy fats

Whilst it is true that avocados have a high fat content, the fats they contain are far from unhealthy. Similar to olive oil and certain nuts, avocados are high in monounsaturated fat which can potentially help to increase your natural levels of good cholesterol as well as reduce your chances of contracting heart disease.

Myth: Oranges are the best source of vitamin C

Oranges certainly are a great source of vitamin C; however, a number of other fruits offer over double the amount of the immune system boosting vitamin that is found in an orange, including: pineapples, strawberries, kiwi and mango!

Myth: A strawberry is a berry

Based on their name, you’ll be forgiven for thinking a strawberry is a berry, however, this is not the case. Strawberries are actually categorised as an aggregate fruit due to the fact that they are grown from a flower with multiple ovaries.

Myth: People with diabetes should avoid fruit

Due to their natural sugar content, fruits are often misbranded as a food that should be avoided by those living with diabetes. Whilst dietary requirements vary greatly from person to person, fruit is generally a healthy choice for people with diabetes as their high fibre content helps to slow down the absorption of sugar. You must of course always consult a doctor before making any changes to your diet.

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