The dark skins of these purple vegetables contain anthocyanins, found in berries and red wine. Manganese and folate in eggplants support bone, metabolic, and free radical health.
Delicata, crookneck, cousa, pattypans, and yellow summer squash are low in calories, easy to blend, and high in vitamin C and B6.
Kale is one of the healthiest greens due to isothiocyanates, vitamins C, A, and K, manganese, copper, magnesium, potassium, and more.
Vitamin C, A, fiber, and disease-fighting lycopene are in tomatoes. Grow grape, roma, heirloom, and beefsteak tomatoes for their tastes.
A great post-workout snack, cucumbers absorb water and have little calories and carbs. Eaten, juiced, and applied, they minimize eye bags and edema.
As alliums, shallots are related to garlic and onions. Allium veggies include antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral organosulfur compounds that boost immunity.
Sweet, spicy, green, yellow, or red peppers enhance vitamin C, E, and beta-carotene. Capsaicin-rich peppers promote metabolism and curb appetite.
Basil, a common plant, sweetens meals and drinks. Basil essential oil is made from its anti-inflammatory eugenol, linalool, and citronellol.
Allicin, a chemical that fights microorganisms and prevents illnesses, is found in garlic finest. Garlic peels may be composted and used to repel garden pests.