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Product Recall: Red Onions from USA Read More

Fresh fruit and vegetables are irresistible, and the benefits of colourful produce will last far longer than those raspberry stains on your fingers.

The colour: Red

The goods: Red produce gets its colour from lycopene, a natural pigment and antioxidant that has been shown to help prevent disease and help keep your heart healthy.

The foods: Tomatoes, watermelon and raspberries

Recipes:

Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Raspberry Phyllo Squares

The colours: Yellow and Orange

The goods: Beta-carotene is a type of carotenoid that shows up as orange or yellow in fruits and veg. Your body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A, which keeps eyes sharp. Carotenoids are good for your heart and have been shown to naturally reduce high-cholesterol levels.

The foods: Carrots, yellow peppers, corn and peaches

Recipes:

Ginger-Orange Curried Carrot Soup

Mediterranean Roasted Sweet Pepper Relish

Grilled Peaches & Planked Salmon

Sweet Corn Dip

The colour: Green

The goods: Chlorophyll is a naturally occurring green pigment. Green vegetables like broccoli are a great source of folate, a B vitamin that makes red blood cells, and lutein, a type of carotenoid found in leafy greens that keeps eyes healthy.

The foods: Broccoli, zucchini, kale and spinach

Recipes:

Creamy Zucchini “Pasta” with Tomato & Basil

Lemon-Parmesan Broccoli

Cajun-Spiced Kale Chips

The colours: Blue and Purple

The goods: Jewel-toned produce get its rich colour from an antioxidant called anthocyanin, which helps prevent disease and keeps your brain healthy by reducing free radical damage.

The foods: Plums and blueberries

Recipes:

Acai-Plum Compote

Blueberry & Almond Tart

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