Fruits For Vitamins

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It’s a well known fact that people eat fruits for vitamins as vitamins are the important nutrient found only in living things viz. plants and animals. Moreover, plant vitamins from fruit are more healthy option. They also play a pivotal role in the growth, maintenance and well being of the body. Different fruits are source of various vitamins so one should have accurate information on the vitamin composition of fruits. This would help us in eating variety of fruits and meeting the complete vitamin requirement of our body.


 


Different Vitamins And Fruits


 


Vitamin A


Vitamin A is important for the development of vision, bone, tooth, hair, skin and mucous membranes. It helps in cell reproduction and production of certain hormones. Some of the important fruits for vitamin A are:


  • Mango

  • Papaya

  • Grapefruit

  • Watermelon

  • Passion fruit


 


Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)


This vitamin promotes the conversion of carbohydrates into energy. It is also considered very important for health as its deficiency can cause fatigue and weakness. Vitamin B1 rich fruits are:


  • Dates

  • Avocado

  • Grapes

  • Grapefruits

  • Mango


 


Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)


Vitamin B2 is required in the body for the growth and reproduction along with formation of red blood cells. It is commonly found in


  • Avocado

  • Cherimoya

  • Dates

  • Mango

  • Banana


 


Vitamin B3 (Niacin)


Niacin is important for energy production in the body and for maintaining the function of skin, nerves and digestive system. You can have Vitamin C through following fruits.


  • Boysenberries

  • Cherimoya

  • Peach

  • Dates

  • Nectarine


 


Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)


Vitamin B5 is known to boost the body metabolism and helps in the formation of hormones and healthy cholesterol in the body. Fruits rich in Vitamin B5 are:


  • Breadfruit

  • Dates

  • Gooseberries

  • Raspberries

  • Guava


 


Vitamin B6 (Pryidoxine)


Pryidoxine is important for the maintenance of nervous system and production of red blood cells. Fruits for Vitamin B6 are


  • Banana

  • Gooseberries

  • Breadfruit

  • Dates

  • Pineapple


 


Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)


Vitamin B9 is vital for the development of DNA, functioning of brain and spinal cord. It forms an important supplement for pregnant women as its deficiency can cause neural tube defect in the baby. It is predominantly found in


  • Avocado

  • Boysenberries

  • Dates

  • Guava

  • Cherimoya


 


Vitamin C


It acts as an antioxidant so is very important in the protection of cells from oxidative damages. It is commonly found in


  • Orange

  • Grapefruit

  • Kiwi

  • Guava

  • Strawberries


 


Thus, the abovementioned information of fruits and vitamins must have given you a fair idea on the importance of vitamin and its sources.


 


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