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What fruits and vegetables contain serotonin?

 

Q. What fruits and vegetables contain serotonin?

 

A. Serotonin, which contributes to a person’s mood, occurs naturally in several fruits and vegetables. Plantains, pineapple, bananas, kiwi fruit, plums, and tomatoes contain high amounts of serotonin. Moderate amounts can be found in avocados, dates, grapefruit, cantaloupe, and more. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables every day to get the best health benefits.

 
 
 
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