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Fruit Group

Fresh fruit was eaten often and usually replaced sugary desserts as an end to the classic Mediterranean meal. A diet rich in fruit provides fiber, vitamins, and other healthy compounds, and may play a role in helping lower the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and obesity. Top off your Mediterranean meal with pears poached in wine or juice, baked apples, fresh berries, or any other delectably sweet, seasonal fruit.

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