Fruit: an underrated dessert, a nutrient-packed breakfast, and a trustworthy snack. Without it, summer (and summer cocktails) just wouldn't be the same. If you're anything like me, you enjoy eating fruit whenever it's placed in front of you, but you rarely think of putting it on your grocery list. It's about time you did — high in nutrients and low in calories, fruit should be at the top of your list.

Not all fruits are equal though, so pay close attention to which ones will benefit you the most. Here are the top 6 fruits with the highest nutritional value:

1. Lemons

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Sarah Silbiger

Did someone order a lemon drop? This fruit is just as sour as it is nutritional. Ranked above sweet potatoes and winter squash in terms of nutritional density, lemons are packed with Vitamin C and fiber. Next time you're dared to bite into a lemon, accept the challenge for the sake of a healthy dose of nutrients. 

2. Tomatoes

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Caroline Ingalls

Regardless of what you learned from Veggie Tales, the tomato actually isn't part of the crew — it is a fruit! And it's a healthy fruit, too. Low in sodium and a great source of vitamin E, this fruit will always leave you feeling refreshed. 

3. Strawberries

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Amelia Hitchens

You really can't go wrong with a strawberry — it's a fan favorite, and it's pretty good for you too. Believe it or not, this berry contains a ton of vitamin C and an average of 170 milligrams of potassium. Strawberries are also linked to heart disease and diabetes prevention.

4. Oranges

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Hannah Leverson

Floridians are proud of this title... we even stamp the orange on our license plates, so you know we're serious. Commonly known for curing hangovers and building immune systems with their high levels of vitamin C, oranges are a diet staple. 

5. Limes

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Sarah Silbiger

Cousin to the lemon and the backbone of a killer marg, this fruit has hidden nutritional superpowers. Not only is lime packed with vitamin C like its other citrus family members, but it has been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease. 

6. Grapefruit

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Jocelyn Hsu

This fruit is hit or miss with people. It's not always easy to tell what it will taste like, but one thing is for sure — grapefruit has good stuff in it. Even if you split it in half, you'll still reap its health benefits. Just one half of a grapefruit has 100% of your daily vitamin C and 160 milligrams of potassium. 

TL;DR (Too Long; Didn't Read)

If you're on a time crunch but still care about your fruits, here's the SparkNote edition:  1) Fruit is great for your overall health, so eat more of it. 2) Citrus fruits (lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit specifically) have the highest nutritional value by far. 3) Tomatoes are indeed fruits — get it right. 4) Of the berries, strawberries are the most nutritious. Happy fruiting!