Nutrition in Every Hue (continued)

 

Nutrition Chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fruit/Vegetable Color or Type

Such as...What they bring to the table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cruciferous (a family of mostly green-white vegetables)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arugula, bok choy, broccoflower (a broccoli-and-cauliflower hybrid), broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage (all types), cauliflower, collard greens, kale, mustard greens, rutabaga, Swiss chard, turnips, turnip greens, and watercress


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancer-fighting compounds called indoles and isothiocyanates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow/Orange


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apricots, butternut squash, cantaloupe, carrots, citrus fruit, mangoes, papayas, peaches, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bioflavonoids, which may help protect against cancer and heart disease, and vitamin C. Citrus peel contains limonene, which also helps fight cancer. Some have beta- and alpha-carotene, antioxidants that are linked to reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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