Visually appealing, food with a natural purple hue contains high concentration of antioxidants called anthocyanins, offering a wide array of health benefits.
Our very own Shaklee favourite comes to mind.
Packed with purple power in every spoonful, get the goodness of polyphenols for good health!

Muscadine Grape

Contains immense antioxidant properties and the highest amount of Ellagic acid and Ellagitannis, a well-known polyphenol.

  • Inhibit and reduce abnormal cell growth.
  • Enhance longevity and energy production in cellular level.
  • Regulate a healthy blood glucose level.
Fun Fact

Muscadine grape contains extra chromosome than other grapes which enabled it to be a powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-bacteria and anti-viral agent

Purple Carrot

Contains polyphenols such as lutein with powerful antioxidant properties

  • Promote healthy vision.
  • Improve elasticity of blood vessels.
  • Reduce inflammation.
Fun Fact

Purple carrots contain nine times more polyphenol antioxidants than carrots of
other colours.


Contains active polyphenols such as anthocyanins, phenolic acids and flavanols, that offer antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.

  • Boost immune protection.
  • Anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.
  • Promote development of normal and healthy cells.
Fun Fact

Unripe, raw elderberry can’t be eaten! Its unripe fruits, leaves and stems contain cyanogenic glycosides, when metabolised, is converted into cyanide!

Purple Grape

Grape skin and seeds are great sources of polyphenols such as proanthocyanidins with great antioxidant properties!

  • Improve vision health
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Promote youthful and radiant skin
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Maintain healthy blood sugar levels
Fun Fact

Grapes are classified as berries because the fruit wall is fleshy all the way through!

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