How about that purple cauiflower?

Eugene, Oregon
March 4, 2018 1:57pm CST
The American Cancer Society tells that foods of different colors are good for us to eat. I like purple-ish carrots better than the orange ones. These colors contain more nutrients and cancer-fighting antioxidants. Anne came home with purple cauliflower and we had it last night. It tasted a lot like the white, but seemed a Little sweeter to me. Purple foods have something called "anthoscyanins" which make those purple, red and blue colors in fruits and vegetables. I like purple grapes better than green ones (red wine is my favorite too). Lots of berries fall into that purple/red category too. We tried purple pole beans and purple fleshed potatoes last summer too. Do you eat many of these purple/red fruits and veggies? One more "purple" thing; that "Purple People Eater."
Sheb Wooley Purple People Eater June 1958
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@JohnRoberts (56843)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Mar
That's real not dyed? I never heard of purple cauliflower.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Mar
Real for sure, John, there is orange too.
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@BabeSays (1829)
• Mauritius
5 Mar
Likewise never heard of purple cauliflower but cabbage yes.
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@much2say (39159)
• United States
4 Mar
We do have the purple cauliflower every now and then . . . but they turn kinda gray when I cook them! There is the orange colored one too. We like red onions (which also turn kinda gray when cooked).
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Mar
Anne steamed this purple one and it stayed very purple. My pics of the cooked part came out too dark.
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@much2say (39159)
• United States
5 Mar
@JamesHxstatic Oh, perhaps I am over cooking them (we usually steam them for about 10 minutes).
@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Mar
We have the purple potatoes sometimes but not much else that is purple. The occasional eggplant I guess. It's good to know they're good for you. Perhaps I'll start looking out for more purple foods. I've never seen purple cauliflower.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Mar
I am glad to know how good they are for us too. The novelty value is nice too.
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@sallypup (27086)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 Mar
I prefer red grapes to green. Sometimes the green grapes can be pretty sour. Sometime I am going to buy a red bell pepper and compare its taste to the green or yellow peppers.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Mar
I love the red, yellow and orange. I always avoid the green, indigestion special.
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@sallypup (27086)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 Mar
@JamesHxstatic So there's a difference when the pepper is colored red or yellow? Interesting.
• Eugene, Oregon
4 Mar
@sallypup Yes, in fact, a local pepper farmer told me that they are the same peppers, all in different stages of ripeness. That is very strange!
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@zarlamain (24525)
• United States
4 Mar
Okay, now this is something I'm going to look for and try. This actually looks so good!
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Mar
Yes, it was very good and the red carrots are really great too.
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@zarlamain (24525)
• United States
4 Mar
@JamesHxstatic Okay, now I have to give these a try. Red carrots, too? I never even knew they existed. How cool!
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• Eugene, Oregon
5 Mar
@zarlamain Yellow carrots too!
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@NJChicaa (40112)
• United States
4 Mar
I usually just buy white cauliflower. I would sometimes get the purple one in my organic produce box and it was fine. Tasted the same as white to me.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Mar
@DianneN & NJ Chicca This was lightly steamed and was a bit sweeter to me.
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@DianneN (78053)
• United States
4 Mar
@JamesHxstatic I usually steam mine, too. Was it too sweet for your liking?
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Mar
@DianneN Not at all, difference was subtle.(like me )
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@DeborahDiane (21570)
• Laguna Woods, California
6 Mar
I have seen them in the grocery store, but not tried them. I eat lots of berries, especially blueberries, but not many other things which are purple!
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• Eugene, Oregon
6 Mar
I was surprised to find out how good purple fruits and veggies are for us.
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• Laguna Woods, California
6 Mar
@JamesHxstatic - I did not know that. This information goes along well with the series I am writing about Brain Health. I am going to have to find more purple fruits and veggies to eat!
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• Eugene, Oregon
6 Mar
@DeborahDiane Great idea! There are lots of good ones!
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@LeaPea2417 (20386)
• Toccoa, Georgia
5 Mar
I like cauliflower and have heard of the purple kind but have not seen the purple kind in any of my stores in town.
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• Eugene, Oregon
5 Mar
Perhaps it will show up this spring.
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@LeaPea2417 (20386)
• Toccoa, Georgia
5 Mar
@JamesHxstatic I will be looking for it.
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• Richfield, Utah
4 Mar
Looks like cauliflower dyed with beet juice! Sorry just had to. I sure do like beets though..... cauliflower is god too, but only raw, or pickled.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Mar
Lol, nope, this is the real thing. We also sautee cauliflower, cut small and seasoned with oregano.
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• Richfield, Utah
4 Mar
@JamesHxstatic lol, that sounds good too!
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@anikoonline (3166)
• Hungary
4 Mar
I've never heard of purple cauliflowers. We have the classical white here. I am not into purple fruits, but I like red ones like strawberry, apple, raspberry.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Mar
How about red cabbage? I like it a lot, purple plums too.
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• Hungary
5 Mar
@JamesHxstatic Well, red cabbage and purple plum are really tasty. But I try to avoid plum because it has a lot of sugar.
@nomus24g (22918)
• India
4 Mar
Are you sure about this? These days Photoshop can convert any damn thing into completely different stuff
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Mar
I ate it last night for dinner. Good stuff! I took the photo of a leftover raw piece.
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@nomus24g (22918)
• India
5 Mar
@JamesHxstatic hmmm...I see
@teamfreak16 (41171)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Mar
I do like purple grapes better. Never heard of purple carrots or cauliflower, though.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Mar
Trader Joe's has multicolored carrots and the cauliflower was in out local store.
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@TRBRocks420 (77483)
• Banks, Oregon
5 Mar
Wow I never saw purple cauliflower before.
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• Eugene, Oregon
5 Mar
I think Anne got it at Market of Choice.
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@allknowing (65071)
• India
5 Mar
I have not eaten anything in purple in years. We do have purple brinjals but have not seen them these days,.
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• Eugene, Oregon
5 Mar
Maybe look for the purple stuff when you can.
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@thelme55 (14571)
• Germany
4 Mar
I have not seen purple cauliflower in our supermarket.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Mar
I am not sure how common it is elsewhere.
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
4 Mar
I prefer my cauliflower white.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Mar
Have you tried other colors?
• Peoria, Arizona
4 Mar
Oh my gosh, I want purple cauliflower, that looks so delicious. And also it is purple and adorable. What is better than enjoying food that looks amazing
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Mar
It is fun to eat these naturally colored veggies.
@dgobucks226 (12130)
4 Mar
Very interesting take on the color purple in fruits and veggies. The musician Prince "Purple Rain" and Sheb Wooley would agree, lol.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Mar
Yes, I am sure they would!
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@amadeo (65750)
• United States
4 Mar
same here James.Not aware of this.I would not eat it anyways.Artificial color there.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Mar
No,no, it is grown that way, @amadeo. There is also orange.
@marguicha (94564)
• Chile
4 Mar
Other than Purple People Eater (which I know by heart and sing at the shower) and red cabbage, I have never seen those veggies.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Mar
Great that you know that song! I like red cabbage a lot!