Quick! What's the most nutrient-dense produce you can buy? You might have immediately selected an item from the infamous "Clean 15" list or rattled off a bunch of fruits and veggies in no specific order. Honestly, we don't love the idea of ranking plants—filling your plate with a variety of fresh fruits and veggies will always be a cornerstone of good nutrition, no matter what kind you choose—but the CDC did study which staples truly earn "powerhouse" status.
"They looked at about 41 [items] and identified the top vegetables and fruits that had at least 10 percent or more of 17 different nutrients," functional medicine expert Amy Sapola, PharmD, Director of Farmacy at The Chef's Garden in Huron, Ohio, shares on the mindbodygreen podcast. Curious which produce makes the cut? Find your new favorite fruits and veggies below.