The contest fun continues with another handout about yellow and orange fruits and vegetables. For the leader guide and a progress tracking sheet, drop by the post New Way to Engage Your Clients: Set Up a Challenge!
Yellow and Orange Fruits and Vegetables: Flavor Boosters
Lemons are tart, bright, and add pizzaz to just about any dish. They can be used in both savory and sweet foods, and they’re one of the most versatile flavoring agents around.
Carrots are crisp, crunchy, and subtly sweet. They’re wonderful when served raw as crudités or grated into salads, but they’re also lovely when cooked and pureed into a bright carrot soup.
Mangoes have a honeyed sweetness that makes them a great dessert or snack. Simply peel the skin and slice the fruit off of the seed for a truly tasty treat.
Yellow and Orange Fruits and Vegetables: Health Benefits
Yams and sweet potatoes top the charts in terms of beta carotene content. Beta carotene is also known as vitamin A and it plays a key role in heart health and heart disease prevention.
Butternut squash and pumpkins are rich in beta carotene too.
Pineapples are great sources of vitamin C and manganese. Manganese is an essential mineral that your body cannot make on its own. Without it, your bones would grow week and you could even get anemia.
Tangerines are rich in flavonoids, cancer-fighting compounds that neutralize the free radicals that would otherwise damage your system.
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Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.