Why You Should Slice Fruit Yourself

Why You Should Slice Fruit Yourself

Presliced fruit sure saves time. But here's what you miss out on when you buy it: vitamin C.

Research shows that presliced fruit may have less vitamin C by the time you eat it than if you'd bought whole fruit and sliced it yourself.

The Whole Picture
Kiwifruit, pineapple, and cantaloupe seem particularly prone to vitamin C loss, according to John La Puma, MD, author of ChefMD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine. Here are more food sources high in vitamin C.

More Ways to Make a Good Thing Better
Why stop with whole fruit when you want to make the most of good foods. Here are more top choices for making a good thing even better.

Medically reviewed in April 2019.

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