21+ Red Fruits & Their Benefits

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As you can see in the list below, red fruits are quite common in nature. From tiny berries up to large watermelons, you can choose whatever fruit suits your taste buds. The red color in this fruit is caused by phytochemicals called anthocyanins and carotenoids (such as lycopene).

Did you know that these substances are responsible for blue and purple colors in fruits as well? Actually, the type of color and pigment anthocyanins create depends on their quantity and the pH inside the plant tissue.

Without any further delay, I am presenting you the most complex list of red fruits.

LIST OF RED FRUITS

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FRUIT

COLOR LOCATION

1.

Red Tomatoes

Inside-Out Red

2.

Cranberries

Inside-Out Red

3.

Tayberries

Inside-Out Red

4.

Wild Raspberries

Inside-Out Red

5.

Red Cherries

Inside-Out Red

6.

Red Strawberries

Inside-Out Red

7.

Red Raspberries

Inside-Out Red

8.

Wild Strawberry

Inside-Out Red

9.

Redcurrants

Inside-Out Red

10.

Pomegranates

Inside-Out Red

11.

Red Plums

Outside Red

12.

Red Peaches

Outside Red

13.

Red Nectarines

Outside Red

14.

Dragon Fruit

Outside Red

15.

Red Apples (with Skin)

Outside Red

16.

Red Grapes

Outside Red

17.

Red Pear (with Skin)

Outside Red

18.

Guava

Inside Red

19.

Watermelon

Inside Red

20.

Blood Oranges

Inside Red

21.

Pink / Red Grapefruits

Inside Red

IMAGE GALLERY OF RED FRUITS

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TOMATOES

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CRANBERRIES

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TAYBERRIES

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WILD RASPBERRIES

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CHERRIES

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STRAWBERRIES

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RASPBERRIES

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WILD STRAWBERRIES

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REDCURRANTS

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POMEGRANATES

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RED PLUMS

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RED PEACHES

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RED NECTARINES

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DRAGON FRUIT

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RED APPLES (WITH SKIN)

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RED GRAPES

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RED PEAR (WITH SKIN)

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GUAVA

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WATERMELON

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BLOOD ORANGE

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PINK / RED GRAPEFRUIT

BENEFITS OF RED FRUITS FOR YOUR BODY

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Red fruits are excellent for your health. They include various red pigments that provide many health benefits as these substances exhibit potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory tendencies.

More precisely, there are several active substances in red fruits that promote better health:

  • Anthocyanins
  • Lycopene
  • Quercetin
  • Ellagic acid
  • Hesperidin
  • Vitamins A & C

Each of these substances provides special health benefits for your body that I am going to analyze in the paragraphs below.

ANTHOCYANINS

These substances provide several benefits for your body:

  1. Help fight inflammation
  2. Help to lower LDL cholesterol (which is the “bad” cholesterol)
  3. Support eye health, specifically the health of retina
  4. Help to boost the immune system
  5. Act as anticarcinogens (battles cancer-causing cells) especially throughout the digestive tract
  6. Reduce tumor growth
  7. Limit the activity of cancer cells throughout the body
  8. Help to reduce effects of Alzheimer´s disease
  9. Help protect your liver against alcohol damage

To my surprise, there have been conducted many research studies that have been dealing with anthocyanins. Just a quick online search will provide you with a lot of material to study.

LYCOPENE

One of the carotenoids, lycopene is a substance that gives a lot of fruit its red color. Not only that, it is a potent antioxidant with many health benefits:

Did you know that lycopene is much more easily absorbed by your body when cooked? So don’t forget to place your tomatoes (one of the richest sources of lycopene) on the pan and heat them.

QUERCETIN

Quercetin is another flavonoid hidden inside brightly colored fruits and vegetables. Flavonoids, in general, have potent antioxidant properties and provide your body with these benefits:

As you can see, quercetin is a very potent substance that can help your body to function much better. It can be found most commonly in cranberries, cherries, and apples.

ELLAGIC ACID

Ellagic acid is another potent antioxidant, that except eliminating free radicals inside your body provides these benefits as well:

You can find ellagic acid mostly in grapes, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, guava, and pomegranates.

HESPERIDIN

Is a bioflavonoid substance that can be found the most in the peel of citrus fruits. It comes with several health benefits as well:

Did you know that the richest source of hesperidin is grapefruit? Also, you can find this substance in lemons, limes, oranges, and tangerines.

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is a well-known substance. Vitamin C is a very potent antioxidant that protects your body from harmful free radicals.

Also, it is connected with these benefits:

You can find vitamin C mostly in red fruits, including guava, strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, and papaya.

VITAMIN A

Vitamin A (more precisely its plant-based form called provitamin A or beta-carotene) is a very potent antioxidant that protects your body from harmful free radicals. Also, it is connected with these benefits:

You can find vitamin A mostly in brightly colored fruits such as cantaloupe, grapefruit, papaya, and apricots.

Just a girl obsessed with everything related to weight loss & feeling healthy. Christine is my pen name and I hope you will love the stuff I write. Been researching diets & health since 2013 and my articles helped over 12 000 000 readers to date. Please keep in mind that this site is for informational purposes only and that you always need to consult your decisions with your doctor.