Fruits and Vegetables

by Stryker Morgan

Phytochemicals

Phytochemicals are plant chemicals that provide protective coloring, order, and taste. A diet rich in phytochemicals my help prevent one in every five cases of cancer as well as other ailments such as heart disease.

Types of Phytochemicals

Phytochemicals can be found in just about every fruit or vegetable. For example, Lycopene (Red) can be found in tomato products. Anthocyanins (Red, Blue, Purple) can be found in fruits like grapes, cherries, and blueberries. And Indoles (Green) can be found in vegetables like cabbage and broccoli.

MyPlate

MyPlate separates Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Protein, and Dairy. It tells you how many servings of each section you should have on your plate. You can use this to help eat healthier by organizing your food groups correctly.

Recipe: Fruit

Peach and Blackberry Cobbler


  • peaches
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup white sugar


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  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour


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  • 1 cup white sugar


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  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk



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Recipe: Vegetable

Old Fashioned Onion Rings

  • large onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
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  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk, or as needed

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