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19 purple foods that add nutrition to your diet

feeling blue?Then add some purple food for your diet!

Purple food is pretty, but it’s also powerful…and you’ll love it!

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Purple foods are often overlooked due to their preference for other colors. But it’s a farce.

Purple food is not only delicious, but also very beneficial. It’s purple’s fault!

Purple Food: Cabbage, Radicchio, Olives, Kohlrabi, Cauliflower, Onions, Artichokes

These foods get their purple color from anthocyanins. It’s an antioxidant that’s like a secret service for your cells.

It protects everything. Hello health benefits!

Heart, brain, mood, purple food helps them all.

Below are 19 totally purple foods for you to try!

Eggplant in a basket

1. eggplant

If you look to the Middle East and Asia, you’ll find plenty of eggplant dishes.

We also have some of the longest living people on earth.

I’m not saying that eating eggplants will always make you 100 years old.

But I won’t say no (wink). These purple plants are delicious and nutritious.

Eggplant is like a seasoning sponge, absorbing any seasoning it touches. They work with virtually every delicious dish.

In terms of health benefits, eggplant has been shown to fight cancer and anemia.

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Eggplant also improves bone, heart and brain health.

Bunch of purple kale in a basket

2. Purple kale

Holy cow, this vegetable is a beautiful purple! Some people plant it as an ornamental because it is so beautiful and vibrant.

However, we recommend adding it to your weekly menu.

Purple kale has a strong flavor. It’s delicious, but the balance with other ingredients is absolutely necessary.

Suitable for all cooking methods, but especially delicious chips.

We all know kale is good for you.


3. Mangosteen

Many people have never eaten raw mangosteen.

However, you may have experienced it with supplements and other products.

Despite its name, mangosteen is not related to mangoes.

But they are just as delicious! Mangosteen is sweet, fresh, and has a peach-like flavor.

Mangosteen is one of those powerful little fruits. Your eyes, digestion, urinary tract, heart, energy, allergies, cholesterol, and skin all benefit from it.

Seriously, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

purple cauliflower

4. Purple cauliflower

The purple cauliflower tastes like regular cauliflower, but it’s certainly much prettier.

And thanks to its purple color, it has double the health benefits.

Purple cauliflower contains much higher antioxidants than white cauliflower.

So if cauliflower is your main vegetable, mix and match colors.

purple grapes

5. purple grapes

I love grapes of all shapes and sizes. For me, they are nature’s candies and I love how they pop in my mouth.

There are thousands and thousands of varieties of purple grapes.

So, in fact, there could be an entire article just about grapes.

But they are all delicious! Some things need a little love, like jelly or wine.

Purple sweet potato

6. purple sweet potato

Like purple cauliflower, purple potatoes taste pretty similar to your average potato.

But they have extra health benefits that are hard to overlook.

Purple potatoes are high in antioxidants, which makes them very good at fighting disease.

It works especially well when paired with other colored foods, such as green or yellow.


7. Elderberry

If you’re feeling a little down, elderberry is your best friend.

Elderberries are full of health benefits, including vitamins and antioxidants.

Therefore, they strengthen the immune system, protect the heart, and fight stress.

They fight infections, flu, fever, constipation, and simple pain.

They are literally drugs.

However, it is recommended not to eat it raw as it contains a small amount of cyanide.

And you can only eat berries and flowers, like everything else very poison.

But elderberries make delicious jams, jellies, wines, syrups and candies.

Moreover, they are all pre-cooked, so you can eat them with confidence.


8. Figs

This delicious fruit is the star of the famous cookie, but that’s not all! It’s packed with delicious flavor, delightful texture, and tons of health benefits.

Figs have a sweet, honey-like taste. When dry, it’s almost candy!

Good for bones, teeth, weight loss, immunity, weight loss, skin and hair.

purple carrot

9. Purple carrot

Did you know that carrots literally come in a rainbow of colors?You know the classic Bugs Bunny orange carrot.

But there are shades of red, purple, yellow and white.

No carrot color is better than the other.

Rather, they all have amazing health benefits and a range of antioxidants.

However, purple carrots are great for heart, digestion, and inflammation.

Purple sweet potato

10. Purple sweet potato

There are actually three types of purple potatoes. Purple skin, purple flesh, and both!

The two most common varieties are staples of Hawaiian cuisine.

Purple sweet potatoes have a deep wine-like sweetness. Cooking takes time, but it’s worth it.

purple cabbage

11. Purple cabbage

If you are nearing the need for glasses, consider increasing your intake of purple cabbage.

Purple cabbage (commonly known as red cabbage) is a source of beta-carotene.

Beta-carotene is great for eye health and function.

Plus, it contains the same anthocyanins as the other purple foods on this list.

And it’s delicious even if you put it in coleslaw!

purple asparagus

12. Purple Asparagus

If you don’t like green asparagus, try purple asparagus. A little sweeter than our cheerful green friends. It tastes like artichoke when heated.

Purple asparagus is best enjoyed with a simple garnish.

All you need is a little oil, salt and pepper. By doing so, the original taste will stand out.

purple broccoli

13. Purple Broccoli

Like purple asparagus, purple broccoli is the sweeter sibling of the broccoli family.

I actually think it’s probably my favorite sibling—it works better than green broccoli.

These purple vegetables really have it all.

purple artichoke

14. Purple Artichoke

Purple artichokes are nutritious, healthy and delicious. It can be eaten as is or makes a great side dish.

Purple artichokes are prebiotic and rich in fiber. So, it is the vegetable you need if you have intestinal problems.

lavender tea

15. Lavender tea

Sit back and relax with a steaming cup of lavender tea.

It is very easy to make, looks beautiful and is very profitable.

From sprains to burns, it’s a magical tea that relieves aches and pains all over your body. This is because lavender is an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.

It is also commonly used to fight digestive problems, insomnia, and depression.

purple cone

16. Purple Cone

Purple corn is a wonderful little plant! Sweet corn is more common, but purple corn has some undeniable benefits.

Your eyes, kidneys, and blood pressure will thank you for eating it.

Look to traditional Peruvian cuisine for the best ways to enjoy this delicious veggie-like fruit.

Ube Jam

17. Ube

Ube desserts have taken the internet and the world by storm, and for good reason.

It’s bright purple, tastes heavenly, and highlights Filipino culture.

Ube is a type of yam native to the Philippines.

Highly nutritious and a good source of vitamins, potassium and resistant starch. Plus, it’s extremely versatile!

From pancakes to brownies to pierogies, you’ll find Ube cuisine (fusion dishes are recommended).

passion fruit

18. Passion fruit

Passion fruit is one of my favorite fruits because it’s so tropical. Sweet, sour, and insanely delicious.

Don’t judge a passionfruit by its shell. The outside of a ripe passion fruit is purple, wrinkled, and ugly.

But inside? The inside is pure liquid gold. I love using passion fruit in everything from cocktails to curds to ice cream.

It’s also rich in antioxidants that benefit your body from the inside out.


19. Blackberry

We end this list with a bang. Blackberries may not be as popular as raspberries, but they should be.

Each tiny berry is bursting with vitamins, fiber, minerals and antioxidants. Plus, it’s low in sugar and calories. They really are superfoods!

Juicy, sour, sweet and just heavenly. It tastes great in salads, cakes, and many other things. Talk about versatility!

Purple Foods