3/20/15- Find a question to research
3/23/15- Choose two fruits to compare
3/24/15- Research the differences between two categories of fruit
3/25/15- Research all fruits categories and see how they benefit us
3/26/15- Start the prezi and finish researching all of our fruits
3/27/15- Finish all research and work on the prezi
3/28/15- Work on the prezi and get most done
3/29/15- Finish the project for tomorrow.
3/23/15- Got information about minerals on different fruits
3/24/15- Researched a bit about fruit groups and minerals in each
3/25/15- Researched and looked up all the different fruit groups and what fruit is in them
3/26/15- Got a lot done in class started the prezi and reasearched about fruits
3/27/15- Worked somewhat on the prezi on setting it up and researched more
3/28/15- Worked on the prezi
3/29/15- Finished the project and uploaded it to the wiki
3/25/15- Groups of fruit:
Berries, Citrus, Melons, Rose
3/26/15- 3/29/15-
3/23/15- Found information on different types of fruit
3/24/15- Found the different groups of fruit to compare
3/25/15- Looked up fruits in the different fruit groups and figured out some of them
3/26/15- Got a lot of reasearch done
3/27/15- Worked on prezi in class
3/28/15- Worked on prezi and set it up
3/29/15- Finished prezi and posted
3/23/15- Look at the amount of minerals in each fruit.
3/24/15- Look at the differences of minerals in each group and how they benefIt us
3/25/15- Figure out which fruits
3/26/15- Start the prezi
3/27/15- Start figuring out how each fruits minerals and vitamins benefit us
3/28/15- Work on prezi and try to finish
3/29/15- Finish prezi and upload
3/23/15- We are could compare melons to citrus, Dark fruits to light fruits
3/24/15- We have decided to compare Citrus fruits to Berries
3/25/15- Groups of fruit: Berries, Citrus, Melons
3/26/15- Research below: looked up the different minerals in each fruit
3/27/15- Research below: looked up benefits in minerals
3/28/15-3/29/15- Research is below
3/24/15- Citrus Fruits are high in Vitamin C which is good for
3/25/15- Fruits are high in potassium which is good for
3/26/15- Melons have a lot of vitamin A which helps with your skin, eyesight and lungs
3/27/15- Apples are a great fruit for your overall health and have many benefits that can help improve your health not just prevent things.
3/28/15- Most fruits prevent cancer so it is good to eat them
3/29/15- Grapefruits are very beneficial and prevent and help a lot of different sicknesses and diseases like malaria and arthritis. And it can also help with many digestive problems.
3/23/15- Finding two different fruits that have a lot of different minerals, because most fruits have similar minerals.
3/24/15- Finding two different groups to compare
3/25/15- Figuring out which fruit was in which group and finding them, but it worked out in the end
3/26/15- Finding a lot of differences of minerals in the fruits
3/27/15- Finding all of the benefits each fruit give us
3/28/15-Formatting the prezi to our liking
3/29/15- Figuring out how to use prezi and fitting all the information together
3/23/15- What Minerals in Fruit make them healthy
3/24/15- What are the benefits of minerals in fruit
3/25/15- How do the minerals and vitamins in fruits benefit us
3/26/15- How do the minerals and vitamins in fruits benefit and affect us
3/27/15-3/29/15- How do the minerals and vitamins in fruits benefit and affect us
3/23/15- Melons are healthier than Citrus fruits
3/24/15- Citrus Fruits have different properties than Berries
3/25/15- Citrus Fruits are high in Potassium and Vitamin C
3/26/15- Fruits help your body grow and fight disease
3/27/15- Fruits can prevent cancer
3/28/15- Berries have a lot of calcium
3/29/15- All of the fruits are very much alike
3/23/15- Deciding between comparing citrus fruits to melons or dark fruits to light fruits
3/24/15- We have decided to compare Citrus fruits and Berries
3/25/15- We have decided to compare all fruit groups so we can have more things to write about
3/26/15- Chosen the fruit groups we are going to do Berries, Citrus, Rose and Melons
3/27/15- Chosen to do a prezi for our project and use three fruits from each fruit group to write about
3/28/15- We have formatted the prezi and our using the fruits:

3/29/15- Decided to compare different benefits not minerals
3/23/15- Categorize fruits to compare
3/24/15- Research about the differences between the minerals in the two fruit groups
3/25/15- Figure out minerals and vitamins in the different fruit groups
3/26/15-Continue prezi and do some more research
3/27/15- Finish prezi over the weekend
3/28/15- Finish the prezi by tomorrow
3/29/15- Post finished prezi



Some Fruits in the berry family:
Some Fruits in the Citrus family:
Some Fruits in the Rose family:
Some Fruits in the Melon family:

We are going to look up the highest amount of minerals and vitamins in a specific fruit and compare them.


Raspberry: Potassium 186 mg, Phosphorous 36 mg, Calcium 31 mg, Magnesium 27 mg, vitamin A 41 IU, Vitamin C 32.2
Blackberry: potassium 233 mg, Phosphorous 32 mg, Calcium 47 mg
Blueberry: potassium 114 mg, phosphorus 18 mg, magnesium 9 mg, calcium 9 mg


Orange: 237 mg potassium, 69.7 mg vitamin c, 52 mg calcium and 76IU of vitamin A .
Lime: 116 mg potassium, 13 mg phosphorus, vitamin c 19.5 mg, vitamin A 34 IU
Grapefruit: 320 mg potassium, 28 mg calcium, 18 mg phosphorus and magnesium vitamin a 2132 IU, vitamin c 79.1 mg


Apple: 195 mg potassium, 20 mg phosphorus, 9 mg magnesium, sodium 2 mg, 98 IU vitamin a, 18.4 mg Vitamin c
Pear: 212 mg potassium, phosphorus 20 mg, calcium 20 mg, sodium 2 mg, vitamin a 41 IU, vitamin c 7.5 mg
Peach: 285 mg potassium, 30 mg phosphorus, 14 mg magnesium, Vitamin A 489 IU, Vitamin c 9.9 mg, Vitamin E 1.09 mg


Watermelon: Potassium 320 mg, Phosphorus 31 mg, magnesium 29 mg, Calcium 20 mg, Vitamin A 1627 IU, Vitamin C 23.2 mg
Cantaloupe: Potassium 184 mg, Phosphorous 10 mg, sodium 11 mg, calcium 6 mg, vitamin A 2334 iu, Vitamin C 23.3 mg
Honeydew: Potassium 404 mg., Sodium 31.9 mg, calcium 10.6 mg, vitamin a 85.5 iu, Choline 13.5 mg, vitamin c 11.1 mg

Minerals in Fruits


  • is the main constituent of bones and teeth and it has keys metabolic functions.
  • It is an essential component for the preservation of the human skeleton and teeth
  • It also assists the functions of nerves and muscles.
  • Calcium eases insomnia and helps regulate the passage of nutrients through cell walls.
  • Without calcium, your muscles wouldn't contract correctly
  • your blood wouldn't clot without calcium
  • your nerves wouldn't carry messages without calcium.
  • If you don’t get enough calcium from the food you eat, your body automatically takes the calcium needed from your bones
  • your bones will become weak and break easily.
  • Deficiency may result in muscle spasms and cramps in the short term and osteoporosis.



  • The absorption of copper is necessary, because copper is a trace element that is essential for human health.
  • It helps supply oxygen to the body.
  • deficiency are similar to iron-deficiency anemia.


  • Iron is an essential part of hemoglobin; the red coloring agent of the blood that transports oxygen through our bodies
  • he human body absorbs iron in animal products faster than iron in plant products
  • To aid in the absorption of iron, eat foods rich in vitamin C
  • in infants can result in impaired learning ability and behavioral problems.
  • can also affect the immune system and cause weakness and fatigue.
  • the body deals very effectively with this element, taking it form food when it can, and recycling what we already have when it cannot.
  • Magnesium is needed for bone, protein, making new cells
  • relaxing nerves and muscles, clotting blood, and in energy production.
  • Insulin secretion and function also requires magnesium.
  • magnesium. Magnesium also assists in the absorption of calcium, vitamin C and potassium.

  • Deficiency may result in fatigue, nervousness, insomnia, heart problems
  • high blood pressure, osteoporosis, muscle weakness and cramp


  • necessary for humans to survive
  • Manganese does function in enzyme reactions concerning blood sugar, metabolism, and thyroid hormone function.

  • Deficiency is rare in humans

  • they are a part of DNA materials
  • they take part in energy distribution
  • n combination with calcium, phosphorus is necessary for the formation of bones and teeth

  • formation of the nerve cells with calcium

  • not likely to happen.

  • Potassium can be found in vegetables, fruit, potatoes, meat, bread, milk and nuts.
  • It plays an important role in the physical fluid system of humans and it assists nerve functions.
  • Potassium, as the ion K+, concentrate inside cells, and 95% of the body's potassium is so located
  • Potassium is essential for the body’s growth
  • It is necessary to keep a normal water balance between the cells and body fluids.
  • proper heart function.
  • Deficiency may cause muscular cramps, twitching and weakness, irregular heartbeat, insomnia
  • Deficiency may cause kidney and lung failure.
  • Food usually contains enough selenium to prevent disease caused by shortages.
  • part of several enzymes necessary for the body to properly function.
  • Generally, selenium functions as an antioxidant that works in conjunction with vitamin E.

  • Rare in humans
  • It is necessary for humans to maintain the balance of the physical fluids system.
  • Sodium is required by the body to regulate blood pressure and blood volume.

  • It helps regulate the fluid balance in your body.

  • Sodium also helps in the proper functioning of muscles and nerves.
  • Many people get far more sodium than they need, which tends to cause health problems
  • Different body types need different amounts of sodium.
  • wound healing, growth and vision.
  • This metal is important in a number of key activities, ranging from protein and carbohydrate metabolism to the immune system

  • Zinc shortages can even cause birth defects.
  • Severe deficiency can contribute to stunted growth.
  • Deficiency can sometimes be seen in white spots on the fingernails.


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