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10 Powerful Purple Vegetables You Should Be Eating — and Why

Purple vegetables may be pretty, but they also have powerful health benefits. See why and get mouthwatering recipes for 10 purple vegetables.

The color purple often symbolizes royalty and magic. And lately, purple vegetables have been popping up in more places.

You might have seen shades of purple in your grocery store or local farmers market — from vibrant purple cauliflower to the darker skins of purple potatoes.

But are these colorful veggies really worth seeking out and including in your regular meals? Should you become passionate about naturally hued purple foods?

Let’s Take A Look At Why Some Vegetables Are Purple

Purple foods are nothing new. In fact, you’ve likely been eating some purple vegetables since childhood.

And purple veggies have been around for a long time. Some vegetables are naturally purple, like eggplant.

And some are purple because farmers bred them to be colorful, like purple cauliflower.

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