Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rainbow Fruits and Vegetables

Yesterday at my weight watchers meeting we discussed eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables.  We were also challenged to try some new fruits and veggies we have not had before and to re-try some we did not like in a new way.  My first thought was to find a list of different fruits and veggies by color so that I could have an easy reference.  Well, here is what I have so far.  It is by no means a complete list and I will update as I find some that are missing.  Please let me know if there are some you see missing. 

Rainbow List of Fruits and Vegetables by Color
REDFruits: Apple, Cherry, Cranberry, Guava, Mangoes, Nectarines, Persimmons, Pink Grapefruit, Pomegranates, Raspberry, Red Grapes, Strawberry, Watermelon
Vegetables: Beet, Radish, Red Cabbage, Red Peppers, Red Potato, Rhubarb, Tomato

ORANGEFruits: Apricots, Cantaloupe, Mango, Oranges, Tangerines
Vegetables: Carrot, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Yam

YELLOWFruits: Yellow Apples, Lemons, Mangoes, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Pineapple, Yellow Watermelon
Vegetables: Butternut Squash, Corn, Rutabagas, Yellow Peppers, Yellow Summer Squash, Yellow Tomatoes

GREENFruits: Green Apples, Green Grapes, Honeydew Melon, Kiwi, Limes
Vegetables: Artichokes, Asparagus, Avocados, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cucumbers, Greens, Green Beans, Green Cabbage, Green Lettuces, Green Onions, Green Peas, Green Pepper, Kale, Spinach, Zucchini

Fruits: Blackberries/Raspberries, Blueberries, Figs, Plums, Prunes, Purple Grapes, Raisins
Vegetables: Eggplant, Purple Cabbage


  1. It looks great. Thanks for your blog and keep posting more informative content!!

  2. Yes, this is a great way how to get all those quality nutrients inside our bodies. What is your favourite fruit of all time?