Saturday, March 26, 2011

Blue & Purple

Purple is definitely my other favorite color. The other half of my closet that is not green is purple. You could probably explain some of this with my alma mater of Kansas State University, but I really do like the color purple. Red and blue put together makes purple. I learned that a couple of weeks ago when I read a book to some elementary students at Rural Center.

On to the foods containing blue and purple pigments that come from anthocyanins. These are powerful antioxidants that protect cells from damage. Many studies link blueberries with memory function and healthy aging. A reduced risk of high blood pressure and lower cancer risk are also linked to these blue and purple fruits & veggies. Try blueberries, blackberries, eggplant, plums, prunes, purple grapes, raisins, purple cabbage, and purple potatoes. These make your plate so pretty and jump with color. Berries, fresh or frozen, are easy to add to breakfast, in oatmeal or cereal, or into the blender for a smoothie. Try purple cabbage in slaw or salad. I know that I ordered purple potatoes to put in my garden this year for something extra special. I can't wait for my purple potato salad.


  1. I love the information you post on helpful and useful! I love purple and purple food!! Excited to try some of these ideas!

  2. Purple potato salad with purple onions at a K-State tailgate would be one of the coolest things ever!

  3. Indeed! So glad you find it useful friend. Sometimes I wonder if I'm just talking to myself. Purple salad would be cool!

  4. or purple chips!!!