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Colors of Fruits and Vegetables Means More Than Meets the Eye!

Apples aren’t red by accident. Plant-eating animals use color to identify edible materials and the intensity of the color signifies ripeness. Colored foods encourage animals and humans to eat them (and spread their seeds). The colored pigments are created by a group of highly beneficial antioxidants called carotenoids that mop up harmful free radicals in the body. Red and yellow hues signify the presence of carotenoids. They are nature’s advertisement for immune-boosting, cancer fighting properties. Colors also indicate the unique jobs that various carotenoids perform Continue reading →