Fruit and Vegetable Color Chart

Eating 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day may help reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions associated with aging. Depending on their color, some fruits and vegetables help us in different ways. Healthy eating and regular exercise are a winning combination for a long and vigorous life!

 

RED

Red grapes, cherries, tomatoes, radishes, beets, peppers, raspberries, strawberries, red-skin apples, cranberries, pink grapefruit

Red protects your heart and memory and against some cancers.

 

GREEN

Asparagus, peas, spinach, avocados, green grapes, kiwi, limes, cabbage, green beans, celery, peppers, zucchini, green apples, honeydew melon, broccoli, Romaine lettuce

Green fruits and vegetables protect our eyes from cataracts, build strong bones and teeth, and protect you from some cancers.

 

PURPLE-BLUE

Raisins, blackberries, blue potatoes, eggplant, peppers, blueberries, dried plums, purple/black grapes

Purple-blue helps you with memory, protects against some cancers, and helps you to age gracefully.

 

WHITE

Potatoes, garlic, white peaches or nectarines, bananas, cauliflower, mushrooms, onions, turnips

White fruits and vegetables help you have a healthy heart and avoid some cancers.

 

YELLOW-ORANGE

Carrots, corn, cantaloupe, yellow-skin apples, oranges, peaches, pineapples, mangos, lemons, tangerines, pumpkin, peppers, sweet potatoes, apricots, grapefruit, papayas, yellow pears, butternut squash

Yellow-orange promotes a healthy heart and immune system and reduces the risk of some cancers.