– Nutrition Information
Nutrient values are for raw vegetables.
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Red foods contain lycopene, the pigment in tomatoes, which is localized in the prostate gland and may be involved in maintaining prostate health.
Yellow-green vegetables, such as corn and leafy greens, contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which are localized in the retina where age-related macular degeneration occurs.
Orange foods, including carrots, pumpkin and winter squash, contain beta-carotene.
Green foods, including broccoli, Brussels sprouts and kale, contain glucosinolates.
White-green foods in the onion family contain allyl sulfides.
The National Cancer Institute and American Institute for Cancer Research guidelines say to ingest five to nine vegetable and fruit servings per day.
source: J Nutr. 2001 Nov;131(11 Suppl):3078S-81S. — Applying science to changing dietary patterns. Heber D, Bowerman S.
source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
Release 18, 2006 – Nutrition and Diet Data