Fruits and vegetables are a good source of numerous essential vitamins and minerals. They are important for overall good health. Consistent research shows that people who consume more fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthful diet have reduced risk of chronic diseases including stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers.
Want to test your knowledge about fruits? Take this 10-question quiz from the USDA.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture