Defining powerhouse fruits and vegetables: a nutrient density approach.

Auteur(s) :
Di Noia J.
Date :
Juin, 2014
Source(s) :
Preventing chronic disease. #11 pE95
Adresse :
William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470. E-mail:

Sommaire de l'article

National nutrition guidelines emphasize consumption of powerhouse fruits and vegetables (PFV), foods most strongly associated with reduced chronic disease risk; yet efforts to define PFV are lacking. This study developed and validated a classification scheme defining PFV as foods providing, on average, 10% or more daily value per 100 kcal of 17 qualifying nutrients. Of 47 foods studied, 41 satisfied the powerhouse criterion and were more nutrient-dense than were non-PFV, providing preliminary evidence of the validity of the classification scheme. The proposed classification scheme is offered as a tool for nutrition education and dietary guidance.

Source : Pubmed