Most Consumed Fruits in the World


Prysilla Ahn, staff (writer)

Here is a quick fact about fruits. The top five most consumed fruits around the world are: Tomatoes, bananas, watermelons, apples, and grapefruit. However, tomatoes and bananas are competing for the title of the world’s most popular fruit. In the US, bananas and apples are the most consumed fruits. Yes, you may be thinking, ‘Isn’t a tomato a vegetable?’ and the answer is yes. But scientifically, a fruit or vegetable with seeds in them are considered a fruit.

A few reasons why you should consider eating these fruits because they have healthy benefits. Tomatoes have an antioxidant, lycopene, which reduces your risk of heart disease and cancer. Bananas are high in potassium, which reduces your risks of getting muscle cramps. Another thing bananas do is reduce the effect of sodium on blood pressure. Watermelons have a high water content and delivers many nutrients. The main nutrients watermelons have are lycopene and vitamin C. Apples are rich in antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. Lastly, grapefruits are a kind of citrus fruit, but it is the healthiest citrus fruit. A few benefits of eating grapefruits are losing weight and reducing the risk of heart disease. If you ever wonder why you should eat these kinds of fruits, you can always look back to this article!