Story: Metro Gardening
Presenter: Neville Passmore
Air Date: 6 March 2021
Neville reveals the incredible health benefits of colourful vegetables and how they’ll help him in his mission to live to 101 years of age.
- Purple and red vegetables are very high in antioxidants, contribute to a healthy gut, and help improve overall wellbeing.
- Red Okra is an unusual vegetable with attractive red pods that are best harvested when they’re approximately 7 to 10 cm long.
- Purple Asparagus has a milder, sweeter taste than green asparagus. It can be eaten straight from the garden or cooked.
- Purple and red vegetables contain potent antioxidant flavonoids that are believed to have anti-cancer properties and help prevent inflammation.
- Asparagus is perennial, which means the tender spears will return year after year. Hence, you must not pull it out at the end of each harvest season.
- Red Brussel Sprouts have a growing season of up to 8 months and, despite popular belief, are delicious to eat.
- They have a milder and more nutty flavour to that of the Green Brussel Sprouts.
- Red Brussel Sprouts are a rich source of nutrients such as vitamins A, C and K, as well as folate.
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