Two of the most nutritious fruits are papaya and cantaloupe.
Wash all fruits and vegetables in cold water to remove any chemicals, but never soak or store them in water. Vitamins B and C are easily lost. Dry all fruits and vegetables after washing.
Some of the best sources of pectin are figs, oranges, apples, bananas, pears and soybeans. Pectin is being studied as a significant factor in assisting the body to increase its good cholesterol (HDL) levels.
To test fruit for ripeness, stick a tooth pick in the fruit at the stem end. If it goes in and out clean with ease the fruit is ripe and ca be eaten.