Eat the Rainbow! What are Phytonutrients?
Connecting color with food can be a simple and powerful source of joy. When you have all the colors on your plate, you are incorporating important phytonutrients, and these can be powerful defenders of our health. In a plant, these phytonutrients provide protection from bugs, pests, and stressors from the environment. They also give the plant color and their distinct taste and smell. A green piece of lettuce doesn’t smell or taste the same as a green piece of arugula. For us