Sunday, 02 April 2023
Purple Power

Purple Power

Anthocyanin is a natural pigment that occurs in fruits and vegetables such as grapes, blueberries, and sweet potatoes, and is responsible for their vibrant hue.

Studies have shown that anthocyanins can help prevent cardiovascular and neurological diseases and cancer, and play a role in controlling obesity and diabetes, as they can inhibit digestive enzymes and reduce glucose levels.

Eggplant owes its vibrant skin color to the presence of anthocyanin.

Hailed as a superfood, blueberries are packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids, and are also high in potassium and vitamin C.

Syrah grapes get their vibrant color from anthocyanins.

The purple flesh of the taro root is also rich in antioxidants.

Purple cauliflower is not dyed: its vibrant hue occurs naturally due to the presence of anthocyanins.

While it tastes the same as the white and green varieties, purple asparagus is rich in antioxidants.

Rich in iron and vitamin E, back rice contains more antioxidants than blueberries.

Plums are not only a good source of antioxidants -- they are known for their laxative properties


Last modified on Wednesday, 06 April 2016 15:20