Picture-perfect produce that’s beautiful and nutritious.
Love taking food pictures? Sometimes the secret to stylish dishes are the ingredients themselves. Here, check out these Instagram-worthy fruits and vegetables that are almost too beautiful to eat (but you totally should).
Watermelon radish (red daikon): This veggie’s vibrant pink hue and paint splatter design will make any dish pop. What’s more, it’s low in calories and has 2 grams of fiber per cup!
Star fruit (carambola): At only 30 calories each, this funky yellow fruit is a treat for the eyes and the waistline. It’s also full of vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants. Slice them up for breakfast—kids will love the star shapes!
Romanesco broccoli: This vegetable may look like it just landed on your plate from a galaxy far, far away, but it’s actually broccoli’s earth-dwelling, nuttier-tasting cousin. Add it to your dish for a little pizazz—and fiber and vitamin C boost.
Dragon fruit (pitaya): This freckled fruit has more to boast than just character. It’s also full of antioxidants, vitamin C, and calcium. Add them to a smoothie bowl or fruit salad.
With this produce, a picture is worth a thousand good-for-you nutrients.
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