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What fruits and vegetables are rich in anthocyanins?

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  • AJanis Jibrin, MS, RD, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of The Best Life

    The fruits and vegetables that contain anthocyanins include:

    • blackberries
    • blueberries
    • cherries
    • cranberries
    • eggplant
    • grape juice
    • plums
    • prunes
    • raisins
    • red apples
    • red beans
    • red beets
    • red cabbage
    • red or purple grapes
    • red onions
    • red pears
    • red wines
    • strawberries
  • AMarisa Moore, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    Anthocyanins give fruits and vegetables a blue-purple color. Anthocyanins may have antioxidant and anti-aging benefits and may even enhance memory.

    Common fruits and vegetables rich in anthocyanins include blueberries, black grapes, raisins, blackberries, plums, purple cabbage, eggplant, purple cauliflower and purple potatoes.  
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