Carrots are our most abundant source of beta carotene, a compound that can function as an antioxidant and can also be converted by the body into vitamin A.
Cherries are generally lower in vitamins and minerals. The flavor and low calorie content of the various sweet varieties make cherries an ideal snack or dessert.
Cabbage is high in fiber and low in calories. Red cabbage contains almost twice as much vitamin C as the green cabbage, while the green variety contains twice as much folate as the red.
Blackberries are high in fiber. When fully ripe, blackberries are sweet and juicy. Blackberries contain ellagic acid, a substance that is believed to help prevent cancer.
Bananas are one of nature's ideal snacks. Bananas are bland, easy to digest and unlikely to produce allergies. A medium banana contains close to 500 mg of potassium.
A fresh apple is an ideal snack. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. It contains a good dose of pectin, the soluble fiber that thickens jellies and helps lower artery-damaging LDL blood cholesterol levels.