Have you ever noticed the vibrant hue of purple foods at your local grocery store? From purple potatoes to blackberries, these colorful foods are more than just eye-catching. Not only do they add a pop of color to your plate, but they are also packed with nutrients. Here’s a list of 20 purple foods that I put together for you!
1. Purple Carrots
Purple carrots are a type of carrot with a deep purple exterior and a bright orange interior. They can be eaten raw, roasted, steamed, or used in a variety of recipes, from salads to soups and stews.
Eggplant is a versatile vegetable with smooth, shiny, and purple skin, and a creamy flesh that can be baked, grilled, roasted, fried, or sautéed to make a wide range of delicious dishes.
Plums are juicy, sweet, and tart fruits with a smooth, firm exterior and a soft, succulent interior that come in a range of colors, including deep purple.
4. Purple Sweet Potatoes
Purple sweet potatoes are a type of sweet potato with a vibrant purple color both on their skin and flesh, and are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
5. Acai Berries
Acai berries are small, purple berries that grow on acai palm trees in the Amazon rainforest, and are high in antioxidants, fiber, and healthy fats. They’re commonly consumed as a smoothie bowl or juice.
Prunes are dried plums with a sweet and slightly tangy flavor, a sticky and chewy texture, and are a rich source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
7. Red Onions
Red onions are a type of onion with a reddish-purple skin and white flesh, and have a mild to moderate flavor that can be eaten raw or cooked.
Elderberries are small, dark purple berries with a tart and tangy flavor.
Figs are a sweet and chewy fruit with a soft and seedy interior and come in a variety of colors, including purple.
10. Purple Cabbage
Purple cabbage, also known as red cabbage, is a type of cabbage with a deep purple color. It has a crunchy texture and slightly sweet and peppery flavor.
11. Passion Fruit
Passion fruit is a small, round or oval fruit with a hard and wrinkled purple or yellow exterior.
12. Purple Asparagus
Purple asparagus is a unique variety of asparagus with a deep purple color that runs throughout its entire spear, and has a slightly sweeter and nuttier flavor than green asparagus.
Blackberries are juicy, sweet, and tart berries with a deep purple-black color.
14. Purple Grapes
Purple grapes are sweet and juicy fruits with a deep purple color, and are a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
Lavender is a fragrant herb with purple flowers and a sweet, floral aroma, and can be used in cooking, aromatherapy, and personal care products.
16. Purple Corn
Purple corn is a type of corn with a deep purple color that comes from its high content of anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant, and is commonly used in traditional Peruvian cuisine.
Radicchio is a bitter and crunchy leafy vegetable with a deep purple-red color and is commonly used in salads and as a garnish in Italian cuisine.
18. Purple Broccoli
Purple broccoli is a unique variety of broccoli with a deep purple color.
19. Concord Grapes
Concord grapes are a variety of purple grapes with a sweet and juicy flesh and a thick, dark purple skin, and are commonly used to make grape juice, jelly, and wine.
20. Purple Kale
Purple kale, also known as red kale, is a nutritious leafy green vegetable with curly purple leaves, a slightly bitter and earthy taste.
IF I’M MISSING ANY PURPLE FOODS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COMMENT DOWN BELOW AND LET ME KNOW THE ONES I MISSED!