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15 Best Superfoods for Autumn

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Spring and summer seem to get top billing for the best times of the year to enjoy fruits and vegetables, but we’re equally enamored with fall produce. In fact, autumn has some of the most distinctive foods and traditions, with Thanksgiving taking centerstage. To celebrate the season, we’ve assembled a list of our top 15 foods for fall, focusing on produce that is best enjoyed during this wonderful time of year. 

As with any food, these superfoods are only as healthy as the ways in which they’re prepared, so do your best not to drench you sweet potatoes in butter, and maybe avoid dipping your apples in caramel. (Okay, caramel apples at state fairs and festivals are totally acceptable. It’s tradition!) Also, whenever possible, consider going organic for all of these foods, except perhaps the root vegetables. Fruits like apples and pears get heavy pesticide use and covered in a wax to make them more appealing to shoppers. We’d rather just buy organic and not worry about that.

Without further ado, Wably’s top 15 superfoods for Fall.

Apples

The good: This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C.

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Brussels Sprouts

The good: This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Riboflavin, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium and Manganese.

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Parsnips

Parsnips

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The good: This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate and Manganese.

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Pears

The good: This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin C, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber.

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Rutabaga

The good: This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Potassium and Manganese.

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Cauliflower

The good: This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium and Manganese.

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Squash

The good: This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Riboflavin, Folate, Magnesium and Copper, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium and Manganese.

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Pumpkin

The good: This food is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Riboflavin, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

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Sweet Potatoes

The good: This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin B6, Potassium and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin A

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Turnips

The good: This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C and Manganese.

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Pomegranates

The good: This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber and Folate, and a very good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin K.

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Dates

Dates in bowl

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The good: This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber.

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Kiwi

Kiwi

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The good: This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin K.

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Grapefruit

Grapefruit

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The good: This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, and a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

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Tangerines

The good: This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, and a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

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