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White Vegetables

Are white vegetables less nutritious than those with bright colors?

 

No. Vegetables of every color provide important nutrients to the diets of Americans.

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REFERENCES

1. https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/executive-summary/
2. Weaver C, Marr ET. White vegetables: a forgotten source of nutrients: Purdue roundtable executive summary. Adv Nutr. 2013 May 1;4(3):318S-26S. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23674800 or https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3650503/
3. Storey ML, Anderson PA. Contributions of white vegetables to nutrient intake: NHANES 2009- 2010. Adv Nutr. 2013;4:335S-44S.
4. Nutritional data is based on a 5.2 ounce skin-on potato. US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28 (Slightly revised). Version Current: May 2016. Internet: http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/ndl

 

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