National Nutrition Month – White in Each Bite!

Last but not least, you can add color to your dinner plate by adding white fruits and vegetables, which are colored by pigments called “anthoxanthins.” Some white produce contain chemicals known as allicin, which helps promote health by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and reducing the risk of stomach cancer and heart disease!

Bananas and potatoes are part of the “white produce family” and they contain high levels of the mineral called potassium.  Potassium helps reduce muscle cramping, irritability, fatigue, heart problems, and chronic diarrhea.  Sources of potassium, some white while others are not, include: chard, crimini mushrooms, spinach, fennel, kale, mustard greens, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, winter squash, molasses, eggplant, cantaloupe, tomatoes, parsley, cucumber, bell pepper, apricots, ginger root, strawberries, avocado, banana, tuna, halibut, cauliflower, and cabbage.

Need food ideas to add white produce? Consider one of the following:

Bananas

Cauliflower

Garlic

Ginger

Mushrooms

Onions

Parsnips

Potatoes

Turnips

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