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    benefits from fruit. What I believe will prove much more important are anthocyanidins and pro-anthocyanidins. The latter are also called "Condensed tannins" for reasons I'll not deal with here. Pycnogenol is a form of condensed tannins that comes from the bark of a French Maritime pine. Blueberries, black berries, raspberries etc. have lots of anthocyanidins in them.

    Anyway, the advice to eat colorful fresh food is likely in large part due to the presence of large amounts of anthocyanidins etc. in them.

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