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Nutrition Bargain
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Buying fruits and vegetables appears to be the best nutritional bang for your buck according to a team of French and U.S. researchers. They analyzed 637 foods using a nutrient-to-price ratio, and produce topped their list for providing essential nutrients at a reasonable price.

Among the best-scoring fruits and veggies were oranges, bananas, carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, zucchini, celery, and onions. The worst value in nutrients-for-the-money were sweets.

Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter

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