7 items to bring out a rainbow on your daily menu

7 items to bring out a rainbow on your daily menu

When it comes to gourmet food, it's all about aesthetics. The legend is that the size of your burp is determined by how visually pleasing your food is.

Now, one way to make your daily grubs look appealing is to add more colours. Whether you eat it raw or cooked, colourful food could always make you feel extra pleased.

Onmanorama lists seven fruits and vegetables that could bring a rainbow to your daily platter:


Make it a stir fry, make it a salad, pickle it or stew it – this antioxidant rich veggie is something great to bet on at your grocery isle. The crispy and sweet cabbages can give a fresh feel to your dish all the while making it look bright and colourful.

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Black plums popularly known as Java plums or Jamun in India is something that stirs a sense of nostalgia for 90s kids. A fruit that once was easily found in most of the backyards now climbed the ladder to become a popular street vendor favourite. It is big on the dry fruits market too.

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Apparently blueberries are so rich in antioxidants that it once made Sheldon Cooper wonder whether he would "run out of oxidants" if he eats a blueberry pie. There is truth in the first part though. Blueberries are an antioxidant superfood. The phytochemicals in the fruit, which gives it the beautiful colour, are known for their protective properties and can help combat an array of diseases.

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Bok choy or pak choi could be one of the easiest leafy vegetables to prepare. It takes barely 2-3 minutes to cook. Bok choy can be stir fried just with oil, salt and pepper for a minimal version. The vegetable can bring green to most Asian cuisine. If you are a fan of ramen or instant noodles, saving a bunch of bok choy in your refrigerator would always come handy.

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Zucchinis, also known as courgettes, are truly a blessing on earth. It wouldn't burn a hole in your pockets yet helps to make any dish look fancy. It can come as a plate simple grilled version or a challenging ratatouille. Zucchinis are super low in calories making it a perfect diet friendly side dish.

Fun fact- though they appear and taste like a vegetable, zucchinis are fruits.

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This orange root has become so popular that it found place in cuisines across the world. Being a root vegetable so widely used made it one of the cheaply available options in local market. Eaten raw, cooked or stir fried, carrots are always a healthy choice to add in your daily menu.

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Red is a very appetizing shade which makes it one of the most commonly found. There are many fruits that come in red which makes it almost synonymous to 'ripe'. However, for your daily dietary requirements, an easiest red option to go for would be apples, however cliche that is. They are filling, they are tasty, and are diabetic-friendly comparatively. Do you need more reasons to include them in your daily diet?

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