Purple vegetables and fruits are some of my favorites to grow in my garden. Not only are they beautiful but they have amazing health benefits as well! Sadly, most of these purple vegetables and fruits are not readily available in the average grocery store; another great reason to start gardening! There is something extra fun about serving purple foods too – most people will be surprised to see purple carrots in a salad or roasted purple broccoli as a side!
But purple vegetables and fruits aren’t just pretty, they have wonderful health benefits too! Scientists have found that the coloring comes from a certain types of antioxidants. “Studies have linked anthocyanins to lowered risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. They also appear to help control — and possibly prevent — obesity and diabetes, in part by inhibiting certain digestive enzymes and helping control levels of blood sugar. They are potent anti-inflammatories, and are therefore also likely to reduce the risk of most chronic diseases.” (source)
Now you probably already know some purple vegetables and fruits (or in the blue range) like blueberries and eggplant but there is so much more to choose from!
25 Beautiful Purple Vegetables and Fruits For Your Garden
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