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Colour and benefits of fruit and vegetables

RED - Can help reduce the risk of cancer and keep your heart healthy


PURPLE /BLUE - Antioxidant properties that protect cells from damage and can help reduce the risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease.


ORANGE/YELLOW - Carotenoids helps maintain healthy eyes


GREEN - Contain a range of phytochemicals which have anticancer properties. Leafy greens such as spinach and broccoli are also excellent sources of folate


BROWN/WHITE - Contain a range of health-promoting phytochemicals which are known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties. Some brown/white varieties are also a good source of potassium.

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http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/agphome/documents/horticulture/WHO/fiji/Hoejskov_Fruits_vegs_health_food_safety.pdf




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