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Featured color this month: Purple!
What is special about purple vegetables. Purple vegetables are rich in anthocyanins, which are natural plant pigments that provide foods with their unique color. Studies have shown that anthocyanins may help improve brain health, lower inflammation, fight cancer and heart disease.
In days passed, Purple was a color reserved only for royalty, a sign of status.
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Study, a survey of eating and health habits found that adults who eat purple vegetables and blue fruits have reduced risk for high blood pressure, lower cholesterol and less likely to be overweight.
This is all about a little something called anthocyanin.This is a plant compound or phytonutrient. It’s what gives the rich purple color. It mops up free radicals in the system and also soothes inflammation. Not only does it fortify the immune system from disease, it has been shown to improve memory and over all brain function.
Purple cabbage is a great source of antioxidants and other beneficial plant compounds that help protect against cellular damage. Its antioxidants include vitamin C, carotenoids, and flavonoid antioxidants, such as anthocyanins and kaempferol. In fact, it often contains higher amounts of these than green cabbage
What are free radicals in the body?
Free radicals are oxygen-containing molecules with an uneven number of electrons. The uneven number allows them to easily react with other molecules. Free radicals can cause large chain chemical reactions in your body because they react so easily with other molecules. These reactions are called oxidation.
We have 16 types of Purple Eggplant. We are just showing four here. Click on anyone and it will take you to all sixteen purples.
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