Colorful Choices

Fruit & Vegetable Color Codes

Red/Purple Grapes, grape products (red wine, grape juice), prunes, cranberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, red peppers, plums, cherries, eggplant, red beets, raisins, red apples, red pears
Red Tomatoes, tomato products (pasta sauce, tomato soup, tomato-based juices, ketchup), pink grapefruit, watermelon
Orange Carrots, mangoes, apricots, cantaloupes, pumpkin, acorn squash, winter squash, sweet potatoes
Orange/Yellow Orange juice, oranges, tangerines, yellow grapefruit, lemon, lime, peaches, papaya, pineapple, nectarines.
Yellow/Green Spinach, collard, mustard greens, turnip greens, yellow, corn, avocado, green peas, green beans, green peppers, yellow peppers, cucumber, kiwi, romaine lettuce, zucchini, honeydew melon, muskmelon
Green Broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, bok choy, kale
White/Green Garlic, onions, leeks, celery, asparagus, artichoke, endive, chives, mushrooms
  • Based on the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition's color code system.
  • Encourages a variety of fruits and vegetables to ensure a diverse intake of phytonutrients (cancer fighting nutrients).
  • Aim for one food item from each color group per day.
  • Eat seven or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day.
  • Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables.

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