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Written by Ripe London on December 21, 2016

Eating Well for Optimum Health

Our RIPE fruit boxes are bursting with colour – and it’s not just good for the eyes to feast on such a varied palette when we deliver your workplace fruit. Eating a broad colour palette of fruit will ensure that you get the maximum range of health benefits, too. Here are some of the benefits of eating the rainbow:

All red fruits are high in fibre, especially our best-selling red apples. Berries such as raspberries and strawberries are rich in vitamin C and many other powerful antioxidants that soak up damaging free radicals. Cherries are also high in fibre and potassium.

You can’t beat the crunch of a perfectly ripe green apple or the bite of a crisp green grape – and as you savour the crunch, you can also feel good about the health benefits of these green powerhouses. They’re high in fibre, loaded with vitamins A,B,C and E and also contain magnesium, potassium and zinc.

Adding a handful of blueberries to your office bowl of cereal or afternoon yogurt not only improves the flavour of your bowl, but will also give you a dose of anti-oxidants for good heart health and vitamin B6 to help protect your immune system.

Don’t let the satsumas and clems linger for long in your workplace fruitbowl – we deliver them at optimum ripeness so that you can get the maximum vitamin C hit. They’re also rich in dietary fibre pectin and a good variety of vitamin A and minerals including calcium.

Lastly, stalwart of our boxes and our most popular fruit by a country mile – the banana. You may already know that they contain good amounts of potassium, but our yellow friend also scores well for Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C, copper and magnesium.

Struggling for fruity food ideas? Why not consider some of these fruity toppings for your next bowl of porridge at the office.

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