Besides it’s striking beauty purple fruits and vegetables pack more punch with a phytonutrient called anthocyanin. This plant compound has been noted to contain an array of health promoting benefits and when eaten in large quantities can protect many important body systems. Besides all that scientific jargon purple produce can spruce up your newest culinary concoction. Stop by the Co-op to pick up your local purple produce!
Here is a list of where some of this local produce came from:
· Opal basil: Sunny Harvest (CSA); Kirkwood, PA
· Purple/Blue potatoes; out of PA
· Mini lilac peppers: Sunrise Produce; Lancaster, PA
· Purple beans: Happy Valley Berry Farm; Bridgeton, NJ