Antioxidant-Packed Produce: Purple and Blue

Eat the Rainbow: Blue and Purple

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Nutrients: Blue and purple produce get their color from a pigment known as anthocyanin. Anthocyanin is also an antioxidant, which has numerous health-protective effects, including boosting the immune system and reducing risk for heart disease and some cancers. Some fruits like blueberries and plums contain carotene, which promotes good eye health. Overall, most of these fruits and vegetables are good sources of vitamin C.

Fruits

  • Black currants
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Elderberries
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Plumbs
  • Prunes

Vegetables

  • Eggplant
  • Purple Potatoes
  • Purple asparagus
  • Purple cabbage
  • Purple peppers

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Recipes

One Comment

nando posted on August 3, 2012 at 6:40 am

thanks for share these great recipes 😀
the blue and purple colors of the dish can rise appetite. in addition, these really yummy. highly recommended to try them 🙂

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