Colour has a deeper function and meaning than just appearance. It is because of colour that bees and other insects pose on top of flowers to carry out pollination which gives way to the variety of foods we have today. It is because of colour that our mouths water and our organs squirm in preparation for a feast. (more…)
Blue and purple might be rare colours in your daily diet; but by eating foods illuminated with these colours you can increase the level of antioxidants you consume and even improve your portion control.
Why Blue and Purple Foods?
The antioxidant power provided by blue and purple foods comes from the presence of two main chemical compounds: anthocyanins and betacyanines. There are six types of anthocyanins found in pink, red, mauve, violet and blue colours of flowers, fruit and some vegetables. (more…)