You may have noticed in recent years the popularity of dark purple (and blue) foods – everything from cauliflower to carrots and of course fruit like blackberries and blueberries are everywhere. But you might not know what makes these beauties so darn good for you. The answer is anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are a type of antioxidant linked to a wide variety of health concerns: increased longevity, cardiovascular health, cancer prevention and dementia.
So, what foods contain Anthocyanins? Blueberries, currants, blackberries, pomegranates, purple sweet potato and beets are just some!
For more information read this article from BBC Good Food: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/what-are-anthocyanins-and-why-are-purple-foods-so-healthy