What Do You Know About Fruit?

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Nutrition Education Series

In this quiz we are going to learn more about why fruit is so good for you and the overall role it plays in your diet. Complete the quiz, then scroll down for more information about each question. Have fun!

 


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Quiz Answers

1. Which of these nutrients can you get from eating whole fruit that is not usually found in juice?

The correct answer is FIBER.Bunch of Fruit

Fiber is found in the pulp of the fruit. When juice is made (either commercially or at home with a juicer), the pulp is usually removed. Unfortunately, the fiber goes with it.

2. Potassium is a nutrient that many Americans don’t get enough of. Which of the following is a good fruit source of this mineral known to help regulate blood pressure?Blood Pressure Kit

The correct answer is ALL OF THE ABOVE.

Potassium is a nutrient found in a wide variety of foods – from all the fruits listed above to some beans (white beans, soy beans), vegetables (spinach, potatoes), fish (halibut, tuna), and low-fat yogurt and milk, too. 

3. Which fruit is this?

The correct answer is MANGO.Mango

Mango is a fruit that can be eaten raw or added to recipes, such as a stir fry, for added sweetness. They’re also really delicious! 

4. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet may protect against certain types of cancer.

 

Woman Holding Grocery Bag Full of Fruit

The correct answer is TRUE.  

As a part of an overall healthy diet, eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce risk for heart disease, protect against certain types of cancer, and help lower intake of calories. 

 

5. Which of the following counts as part of the Fruit Group?

Image of Plate showing Fruit Nutrition

The correct answer is ALL OF THE ABOVE.

Any fruit or 100% fruit juice counts as part of the Fruit Group. Fruits may be fresh, canned, frozen, or dried, and may be whole, cut-up, or pureed.

6. Fiber found in fruit is associated with which of the following health outcomes?

Mixed Fruits

The correct answer is MAINTAINING PROPER BOWEL FUNCTION.

As a part of an overall healthy diet, eating foods that contain fiber – such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains – may reduce risk for heart disease, protect against certain types of cancer, and help maintain proper bowel function. 

 

7. Fruits are sources of which of the following?

The correct answer is FOLATE.Bowel of Mixed Berries

Folate is one of the B vitamins and is needed by all of our cells for growth. Although vitamin D and calcium are not typically found in high amounts in fruits, you can find some 100% orange juices that are fortified with calcium and vitamin D. You’ll commonly see this advertised on the front of the container. 

 

8. Which of these foods is actually a fruit in plant biology?

The correct answer is PEPPER.Group of Vegetables

In plant biology, a fruit contains the seeds of a plant. Though it is botanically a fruit, a pepper counts toward the Vegetable Group because we eat peppers in a similar way to vegetables (on sandwiches, in soups, in pasta sauces). Likewise, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, and pumpkins all contain the seeds of the plant and are therefore botanically fruits.

9. Which of these foods is a source of vitamin C?Fruit on Forks

The correct answer is ALL OF THE ABOVE.

All fruits (and vegetables, too) contain some amount of vitamin C – an important nutrient that is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body.

10. What do fruits have that make them sweet? 

The correct answer is FRUCTOSE.Apple and Orange Slices Forming an Apple Shape

Fructose is a natural sugar found in fruit that is responsible for the sweet flavor of many fruits.


We hope you enjoyed this quiz. Thank you for the opportunity to share this important information about the role Fruit plays in our overall nutrition. And we are delighted that you are spending part of your day with us. Wishing you the best of health!

Source: USDA – United States Department of Agriculture


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