Shades of Purple: How a Colorful Trend is Changing the Appearance of Food

September 10th 2018 Comments

Adding a splash of color makes any product more appealing, and food is no exception. There is a growing interest in colorful foods and the unique appearance and properties they bring to the table. Inserting vibrant color into some of our favorite foods can be pleasing to the eye—and the rest of the body.

The Color Purple

Purple is usually a color associated with various berry or fruit flavors, but more recently it’s being used to bring new interest to familiar foods. Assorted hues of purple have been popping up more and more in many different types of foods, including corn chips, ice cream, pasta, tortilla chips, bread, pancakes, waffles, and many others. Purple is a color that makes any food or beverage more unique and visually appealing, and has healthy properties, too.

Where Does Purple Come From?

Purple foods get their coloring from a type of flavonoids called anthocyanins. Anthocyanins have long been associated with the color purple, but have more recently been discussed as a source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. These dietary benefits can help prevent a range of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperglycemia, and cardiovascular diseases. The healthy aspects of purple foods, along with the distinctive coloring, yields a fantastic product.

The Natural Side of Purple

Silva is always looking for new ways to provide all-natural ingredients while staying up-to-date on the latest food trends. When it comes to colorful, natural foods, we have been there all along. Our purple sweet potatoes and red cabbage are an integral part of many healthy dishes and already come in natural shades of dynamic purples. These vegetables are a natural way of participating in the latest color trend in food.

Bright, unique colors capture our interest, and can also protect our health. Adding distinct colors to popular foods is a new trend that is changing the way we look at food. The color purple contributes positively to how our food looks and also has numerous health benefits. At Silva, we provide a natural, more healthy way for you to engage in the latest food trends.