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Adding More Quercetin to Your Diet

Frutis_Containing_QuercetinThe antioxidant quercetin is partially responsible for that lovely red glow in your apple skin. It is also present in many other fruits, nuts, vegetables and grains.24 Many of the foods high in quercetin are full of lots of other important nutrients, such as vitamins A, C, and E, calcium, magnesium, and lycopene.7


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You may want to consider organically grown versions of fruits and vegetables when looking to maximize your quercetin intake. A recent study found that tomatoes which had been organically grown had more quercetin than their conventionally grown counterparts, although green peppers had no difference in quercetin levels.25 Often different parts of the fruit or vegetable contain higher amounts of quercetin, such as apple skin and the outermost layers in onions.26-27

 
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