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I'm looking for nutritional data, mostly vitamin and mineral contents of common fruits, such as apples, bananas, oranges, kiwis etc.

Are there scientific (published and peer-reviewed) sources that list or compare those? I spent an hour on Google Scholar but most of the sources there discuss only a small aspect (e.g. vitamin C content) or compare different states of fruits (frozen, fresh, canned). I'm not well educated in human nutritional aspects so I may overlook this one keyword to search for.

I'm aware of tables on the Internet discussing these aspects but I need a solid scientific basis.

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Found a source that seems somewhat reliable: ndb.nal.usda.gov –  Stockfisch Mar 18 '13 at 23:27
Do you want to answer the question yourself (which is perfectly ok), or shall I do this? –  Chris Dec 11 at 11:56

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