The color of health

Colorful fruits and vegetables pack a powerful, healthful punch.

By Sarah Webb, 00:00 AM February 22, 2005

Nature is full of color, from rainbows and roses to butterfly wings and peacock tails. Even the fruits and vegetables you eat often have distinctive colors: intensely blue blueberries, deeply red strawberries, richly green broccoli, vividly orange carrots.


















Brian Prechtel, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Plants and animals often use color to attract attention. Deep, rich colors also provide another, important benefit for plants. Scientists have shown that the substance...

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