CABBAGE Dollar for dollar, purple cabbage yields the highest quantity of antioxidants compared to other vegetables. Just 1 cup provides 85 percent of vitamin C for the day. ONION Purple (or red) onions have quercetin (an antioxidant) in addition to a bevy of anthocyanins. All work hard to reduce inflammation and to protect against cancer. EGGPLANT These glossy dark fruits contain an impressive array of vitamins and minerals, including fiber, folate, potassium, and magnesium, as well as various vitamins and micronutrients. Eggplant also contains the anthocyanin nasunin, which helps neutralize damaging free radicals. RADICCHIO Rich in antioxidants that boost health, wellness, and energy, radicchio also promotes bile production— which in turn aids digestion and may reduce cholesterol. CARROT Good for the eyes, right? Studies suggest that the anthocyanins in purple carrots can enhance night vision, increase circulation within the retina, and help ward off macular degeneration. CAULIFLOWER A mere ½ cup of fresh purple cauliflower provides 100 percent of your daily value of vitamin C. Found in any shade of lavender to plum, this vegetable may help control weight and boost heart health. #FRESHTHYMEFINDS Purple vegetables are typically in season whenever green versions are. Ask Fresh Thyme Produce employees to check on availability— they’re happy to help! freshthyme.com | March/April 2019 23 022-023 Purple Palate_02.11.indd 23 2/11/19 9:53 AM