In June, we asked some of our favorite medical and nutritional experts to nominate their picks for the healthiest foods of all time.

But with only room for 50 foods on the final list, a few nominees were left on the editing room floor. And you noticed! We combed the comments for your suggestions of other nominees (plus added in a few of our own) for 20 more of the healthiest foods in the world.

Click through the slideshow below to see if your favorite made the list this time around. And let us know in the comments if there's something we've still left off!

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  • Apricots

    This sweet orange-hued fruit is <a href="" target="_hplink">loaded with potassium</a>, fiber and vitamins A and C, as well as <a href="" target="_hplink">beta-carotene and lycopene</a>. And while fresh apricots contain lots of potassium, the <a href="" target="_hplink">dried version actually contains more of the nutrient</a> than the fresh version, according to the <em>New York Times</em>. Research has also suggested that apricots <a href="" target="_hplink">could help to decrease liver cancer risk</a> because of their levels of vitamin E, the <em>Daily Mail</em> reports. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="" target="_hplink">Royalty-free image collection</a></em>

  • Asparagus

    Asparagus is <a href="" target="_hplink">loaded with nutrients</a> like vitamins A, B6, C and E, iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chromium and fiber. Plus, <em>Eating Well</em> reports that it has lots of glutathione, which helps to <a href="" target="_hplink">fight against harmful free radicals and carcinogens</a>. WebMD also reports that <a href="" target="_hplink">just 5 ounces of the veggie</a> contains enough folic acid to meet 60 percent of our recommended daily intake of the nutrient. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="" target="_hplink">Muffet</a></em>

  • Bananas

    Many of us are aware that bananas are a <a href="" target="_hplink">great source of potassium</a>, but the yellow fruit also has fiber and vitamins C and B6. <em>Shape</em> magazine reports that the potassium in bananas is <a href="" target="_hplink">great for blood pressure</a> and muscles, and the vitamin B6 is good for blood sugar. Plus, <a href="" target="_hplink">bananas could help fuel workouts as well as sports drinks</a>, according to an Appalachian State University <a href="" target="_hplink">study</a> in the journal <em>PLoS ONE</em>. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="" target="_hplink">IAN RANSLEY DESIGN + ILLUSTRATION</a></em>

  • Basil

    The iron-packed herb, popularly used in Italian and Thai cooking alike, can help to <a href=",,20500778,00.html" target="_hplink">quell anxiety and even fight against zit-causing bacteria</a> when applied to the skin, reported. Animal studies have also suggested that basil could play a role as an <a href="" target="_hplink">anti-inflammatory, painkiller and antioxidant</a>, Dr. Andrew Weil writes on his website. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="" target="_hplink">jeffreyw</a></em>

  • Black Pepper

    Black pepper, which comes from the <em>Piper nigrum</em> plant, has been linked with health benefits ranging from <a href=" PEPPER AND WHITE PEPPER.aspx?activeIngredientId=800&activeIngredientName=BLACK PEPPER AND WHITE PEPPER" target="_hplink">fighting bacteria, to helping the digestive system</a>, WebMD reports. Plus, a recent study in the <em>Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry</em> shows that pipeline in black pepper -- which is the compound responsible for its spicy taste -- could <a href="" target="_hplink">impact the production of fat cells by affecting gene activity</a>, HuffPost UK reported. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="" target="_hplink">Ross Elliott</a></em>

  • Black Rice

    Like brown rice, which <a href="" target="_hplink">made our original list</a>, black rice is packed with iron and fiber because the bran cover that is removed to make rice white <a href="" target="_hplink">remains on the grain</a>, FitSugar explained. This darker version has even more vitamin E, reported, and contains <a href=",,20471231_2,00.html" target="_hplink">more anthocyanin antioxidants than blueberries</a>!

  • Carrots

    A cup of carrot sticks or slices provides you with a whopping <a href="" target="_hplink">400 percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin A</a> -- part of the reason carrots get their well-deserved reputation for boosting eyesight. But the crunchy veggie is also a great source of fiber, potassium and vitamins C and K. Like sweet potatoes, <a href="" target="_hplink">which made our original list</a>, they get their orangey hue from <a href="" target="_hplink">beta carotene</a>, which can help your immune system and skin. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="" target="_hplink">HelloImNik</a></em>

  • Chili Peppers

    Do yourself a favor and turn up the heat! The compound responsible for a hot pepper's kick, capsaicin, can <a href="" target="_hplink">fight diabetes</a> and <a href="" target="_hplink">cancer</a> and may even promote weight loss, according to WebMD. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="" target="_hplink">timsamoff</a></em>

  • Citrus Fruits

    Oranges earned a spot <a href="" target="_hplink">on our original list</a>, but grapefruit, lemons, limes and tangerines all deserve a shout out, too. Of course you probably know that all citrus fruits are loaded with vitamin C, but they also <a href="" target="_hplink">all contain fiber</a>, which can help you stay full for longer, <em>Woman's Day</em> reported. Citrus fruits also contain a compound that seems to <a href="" target="_hplink">reduce stroke risk in women</a>, according to a February study. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="" target="_hplink">cdsessums</a></em>

  • Garlic

    Smelly, sure, but garlic boasts a heaping serving of antioxidants that appears to <a href="" target="_hplink">protect against breast, prostate, colon and other cancers</a>, the <em>New York Times</em> reported. It's also a <a href="" target="_hplink">natural immunity booster</a>, fighting off bacteria and viruses alike, according to <em>Men's Health UK</em>, and can keep your <a href="" target="_hplink">ticker in tip-top shape</a>, too. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="" target="_hplink">nociveglia</a></em>

  • Hemp Seeds

    Although hemp is most often associated with its hazier, mostly illegal botanical cousin marijuana, this plant is a source of complete vegetarian protein that is easily digestible for people. With high levels of omega-3 and omega-6, <a href="">researchers are particularly interested</a> in the potential for hemp to help prevent heart disease and athleroscerosis. Some studies have already shown that the lineoleic acid in dietary hempseed can <a href="">help prevent high blood pressure</a>. Hemp seeds, which have no psychotropic effect, are available in many forms: roasted as snacks, pressed as an oil or ground into a flour. There's hemp milk, hempseed butter and even hemp cheese. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="" target="_hplink">xJason.Rogersx</a></em>

  • Jicama

    Jicama, the sweet-fleshed, high fiber root vegetable that grows in Central and South America, is actually a health food. It's a high-volume, low calorie food with a great deal of fiber, which is an essential part of a healthy diet. Jicama is also high in vitamins C and K. Because of its crunchy texture, the American Institute of Cancer Research <a href=""> recommends using the root</a> as a healthy alternative for chips. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="" target="_hplink">eliazar</a></em>

  • Kiwi

    Kiwis are <a href="">technically berries</a> and so it isn't surprising that they are just as nutritionally jam-packed as well-known super foods like blueberries. The fruits have high levels of vitamins C and E, potassium and the antioxidant lutein, which has been shown to not only help prevent free radical cellular damage, but also help protect eyesight by playing a role in preventing macular degeneration. One Norwegian study found that eating two kiwis per day additionally <a href="">thinned the blood</a> of study subjects, helping to prevent blood clots. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="" target="_hplink">Dan4th</a></em>

  • Mango

    Chock full of fiber, pectin and vitamins A, C, and B6, mangoes can play a role in boosting immune response, protecting eyesight, managing cholesterol and blood sugar and even cancer prevention. In fact, <a href="">one study found</a> that dietary mango pulp helped protect against cellular damage in mice, thanks to an abundance of the antioxidant lupeol. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="" target="_hplink">stevendepolo</a></em>

  • Olives

    These little fruits are a <a href="">rich source of heart protective monounsaturated fats</a>, but they also help prevent the inflammation that can contribute to arthritis, type 2 diabetes and possibly cancer, thanks to a phytochemical called oleocanthal. What's more, <a href=""> some evidence suggests</a> that olives may boost cognitive function -- or at least help prevent decline -- thanks to the polyphenol hydroxytyrosol. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="" target="_hplink">ReneS</a></em>

  • Onions

    You many not enjoy the experiencing of slicing them, but onions are worth a few cutting-board tears. Onions have been linked to <a href="" target="_hplink">lower cholesterol and blood pressure</a>, as well as reduced heart attack and heart failure risk, Third Age reported. A National Cancer Institute study found that eating 10 grams of onions (or scallions or garlic, both close relatives) a day was linked to a <a href="" target="_hplink">lower risk of prostate cancer</a>. And red onions contain quercetin, an antioxidant with <a href="" target="_hplink">anti-inflammatory</a> and <a href="" target="_hplink">anti-histamine </a>properties. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="" target="_hplink">little blue hen</a></em>

  • Oregano

    Perhaps most well-known as a pizza topper, this unassuming spice packs some surprising power. Just half a teaspoon contains the <a href="" target="_hplink">same antioxidants as 3 cups of raw spinach</a>, <em>Self</em> magazine reported. One tiny teaspoon has a gram of fiber and <a href="" target="_hplink">14 percent of your daily recommended amount of vitamin K</a>, which can help keep <a href="" target="_hplink">bones healthy and strong</a>.

  • Papaya

    This brightly-colored fruit is loaded with <a href="" target="_hplink">immunity-boosting vitamins A and C</a> and may <a href="" target="_hplink">help with digestion</a>, <em>Bicycling</em> magazine reported. That reddish color is due in part to lycopene, which, in conjunction with papaya's <em>other</em> carotenoid, beta-cryptoxanthin, seems to <a href="" target="_hplink">fight cervical cancer</a> in particular, The Dr. Oz Show reported. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="" target="_hplink">sneakerdog</a></em>

  • Pineapple

    A cup of pineapple chunks contains over <a href="" target="_hplink">130 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C</a> for a healthy immune system. Pineapple juice (and the stem, but we don't suggest you eat that) contains an <a href="" target="_hplink">enzyme called bromelain</a>, which may fight inflammation, blood clots and even help the body absorb antibiotics, Greatist reported. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="" target="_hplink">Fifth World Art</a></em>

  • Thyme

    Just a teaspoon of this seasoning delivers 7<a href="" target="_hplink"> percent of your daily recommended iron intake</a>, and it's also a good source of vitamins A, C, E and K. The antioxidant-rich oils in the versatile herb were shown to <a href="" target="_hplink">boost brain power</a> in aging rats. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="" target="_hplink">richard_north</a></em>

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