To continue the story on nutrient-rich veggies based on ANDI score, we have highlighted the top 5 NON-GREEN veggies for you here.
Acorn Squash: 444
Red cabbage: 434
Bell pepper: 371
Radishes contain a high concentration of potassium, dietary fiber, folate and glucosinolate compounds. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, consuming plenty of produce rich in these nutrients can significantly lower the chance that you will develop several serious medical conditions.
Carrots are a particularly good source of beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants. The high vitamin A content, for which carrots are best known, comes from beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in your liver. The carotene antioxidants in carrots have also been linked to a reduced risk of cancer.
Acorn squash is a good source of vitamin C, thiamin, vitamin B6, vitamin A, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, manganese and magnesium.
The vitamin and mineral content of raw red cabbage is the most significant reason to consume this vegetable. Red cabbage is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. The rich red color of red cabbage reflects it concentration of anthocyanin polyphenols, which contribute to red cabbage containing significantly more protective phytonutrients than green cabbage. Anthocyanin pigments provide health benefits such as dietary antioxidants, as an anti-inflammatory, and potentially protective, preventative, and therapeutic roles in a number of human diseases.
Bell peppers are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Potassium, Folate, Vitamin E, Vitamin A. Also, they are not only an excellent source of carotenoids, but also a source of over 30 different members of the carotenoid nutrient family.