Vegetable Gardening

Purple Color in Vegetables, Precautions

Anonymous added on May 24, 2011 | Answered

I have a purple color in my vegetables. Is this safe?

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Answered on May 25, 2011

This depends. What type of vegetables are you seeing this in? Some varieties are naturally purple. If this is not the case for you, then it's possible that the purplish hue is an indication of some type of nutrient deficiency, but the food itself should still be ok to eat.

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