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Blue, violet and indigo foods have tons of antioxidants, Some blue and purple fruits and vegetables are also really high in vitamin C. Anything in this category will help improve circulation and prevent blood clots, so they are great for the heart and can help prevent heart disease. They are also known to help memory function and urinary tract health and to reduce free radicals.


Purple cauliflower is actually a type of broccoli that is purple and turns green upon cooking. It packs the same pigments, called anthocyanins (antioxidant flavonoids) that give blueberries their gorgeous hue. Cauliflower is one of the most concentrated sources of vitamin C among cruciferous vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables can help your body get rid of the toxins that can damage cells and increase the risk of cancer.


Eat Your Colors Friday: Purple Edition (not my original picture)


Incredible Edible Gardens

Bright Lights chard, purple cabbage and five color peppers


At first, it was a coincidence. When we looked at the vegetables we had brought home from the market this weekend, many of them just happened to have purple, violet and dark lavender tones. Skip the honey if you prefer. We talk…

from Reboot With Joe

Eat the Rainbow

~~The Benefits of Eating the Rainbow Infographic | Green, red, yellow, orange, blue, purple and white fruits and vegetables that are grown right out of the ground, nourished by sunlight, and are the healthiest foods on the planet | Reboot with Joe~~


I've been crazy about purple veggies lately~ Cut Purple Vegetables by Elsbro, via Flickr

from Food52

Baby Purple Artichokes: Small Size, Big Heart

Fiesoles are special baby artichokes with a rich purple color. They're grown in California, taste rich and nutty and are almost entirely edible because they have no choke inside. Cooking reduces their vibrant hue so I eat them raw (shaved in a salad).