Fruit and Veggie Rankings!

We may be a bit new to this, but we are quite avid eaters and some masters in the kitchen (kinda) so we would love to impart some of our wisdom (okay maybe not wisdom, but at least our favorites) on you. Fruits and veggies can be crafted into meals that leave you speechless or give you that quick boost of energy in the middle of the day when you just can’t look at your computer anymore. After extensive research (eating), we present to you our top 10 favorite fruits and veggies based on how good we think they taste, how well they can be mixed into other dishes and some health benefits!

  1. Banana- Who doesn’t love bananas? Each bite is an enjoyable treat, soothing your taste buds. They’re a reliable source of energy and can be used to that extra kick of flavor to any afternoon snack- PB&J’s, smoothies, pancakes, or even ice cream- the options are limitless. Bananas may go bad a little quickly, but they’re a great way to start your day! Not only that, but bananas are high in fiber, and are a good daily source of vitamin B12 to help your nerve and blood cells.
  2. Corn- Corn is just straight-up amazing. Whether you prepare it on the stove or char it a little bit on the grill, it always leaves your mouth satisfied. Whenever you take a bite, it’s a burst of flavor that fills your taste buds with joy and only wanting more. Also, corn is a great source of Thiamine, which contains vitamin B1 for carb breakdown and helps your metabolism, nerves and hearts to function properly.
  3. Apple- Apples are great, but maybe a bit overrated in our opinion. When alone they taste good but relative to some other foods they don’t quite have the “It” factor in the taste department. However, apples can really add a nice and flavorful burst when you throw them in a pie or they act as the perfect base to a massive mound of honey. Tastes aside, apples are an incredible addition to many different dishes that adds a solid sweet base. Additionally, research backs that apples have antioxidants that help prevent asthma.
  4. Avocado- Who doesn’t love avocados? Okay, there are plenty of people who don’t like them, but we love them! Their soft texture makes each bite feel as smooth as ever and provides a great complementary flavor to just about any dish. Whether it’s guac or on toast, avocado always adds a nice extra taste that leaves you needing more once you’re done. Avocados are also a super-rich source of healthy fats to help your body, specifically, your cells, grow, and function to be as healthy as you can.
  5. Broccoli- So this one could be very controversial, and we get that. However, when broccoli is prepared the right way, there are not many dishes that are better. You can go a few different ways about prepping them, but when they’re thrown on the grill, that extra little crunch from the char on the outside always has the perfect burst of flavor that makes broccoli so tasty on its own. Not only that, but broccoli has great anti-cancerous properties!
  6. Watermelon- Watermelons are an amazing source of hydration, which is always key. Each bite leaves you with a mouthwatering desire for more as your teeth sink into the slices and you chomp off as much as you can. Watermelon is always a great choice no matter the time of year and can be a centerpiece in just about any assortment of foods. Also, it’s a great source of Vitamins A & C, which helps with your vision, immune system, and tissue growth. Basically, the more watermelon you eat the more resilient your body becomes as it keeps making you stronger!
  7. Carrots- Carrots are another wildcard. Some people don’t love them, but they always provide you with a great crunch and can be paired with plenty of different dips making for an amazing snack at any point in the day. Also, carrots are a great source of beta-carotene which is transformed into Vitamin A. Carrots release most of their great nutrients when sauteed or lightly cooked- so throwing them on the grilled or stove with plenty of other foods in there will help bring out the best in them.
  8. Asparagus- This one may cause some controversy, but we lovvvvve ourselves some asparagus. We know some people may not like dealing with the side effects of asparagus the next day, but when you throw in on the grill, a nice crisped piece of asparagus can be a great addition to any meal. The stem is pretty good, but the leaves are what pushed this into our top 10 as they’re an explosion of flavor in your mouth with great texture. Asparagus is also a great source of fiber, folate and vitamin A to help your body grow big and strong!
  9. Pomegranate- Pomegranates may not be as widely eaten as many other fruits and veggies, but scooping a handful of pomegranate seeds is a delicacy when the food is in season. It’s the perfect burst of sweetness that only leaves you craving more, making you lose track of how many you’ve eaten and usually leaving you finishing the whole bowl of seeds before you know it. Also, pomegranates are loaded with vitamins A & K, as well as an amazing source of antioxidants. 
  10. Orange- Everybody loves their oranges- tangerines, cuties, you name it. Peeling an orange is so satisfying, but not much compares to the flavorsome bites each one provides. You can have them as a little snack or part of a larger meal, or even make it into OJ- the possibilities may not be endless, but there sure are plenty! Not only that, but oranges are one of the best sources of vitamin C, it has antioxidants and healthy sugar, low glycerin index! 

We know there’s plenty more we left out, so we thought we would throw out some shoutouts for some honorable mentions

  • Onions 
  • Tomatoes  
  • Peppers
  • Lemons   
  • Potatoes 

Stay tuned for more rankings and insight into the agriculture industry!

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