Apart from bananas, what other fruits and vegetables contain the cool-sounding phytonutrient delphinidin? I don’t want to assume white just because it is bananas.
– Brandon (last name unknown)
In light of your post about specific vegetable servings, what are examples of orange vegetables, besides carrots? Do sweet potatoes or winter squash count?
– Purnima Anand
New York, NY
Brandon: Delphinidin, which has been studied extensively and shown to be a powerful chemopreventive phytonutrient (meaning it is quite powerful at squashing tumor cells), is also prevalent in blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, elderberries, raspberries, and strawberries.
Start your day off with a blueberry-banana-strawberry shake and you’ll get your delphinidin on!
Purnima: The following vegetables are categorized as “orange vegetables”. The classification is, of course, based on color, but also on the specific phytonutrients, antioxidants, and carotenoids these foods offer:
- Acorn squash
- Butternut squash
- Hubbard squash
- Sweet potatoes