Far from Frankenfoods, these natural crossbreeds of traditional fruits and vegetables represent the finest in genetic ingenuity. Find these brighter, more nutritious hybrids in a grocery store or farmers’ market near you. And while you're at it, add these 10 Superfoods Healthier Than Kale to your shopping list!
A hybrid of broccoli and Chinese kale, broccolini has a peppery sweet edge that isn’t overly bitter. Four stalks boost immunity with 65 percent of your day’s vitamin C. That's a very good thing, because C is one of the Nutrients You're Not Getting Enough Of!
A white variety mixed with an orange-tinted one from Canada, orange cauliflower is creamier, more tender, and bursting with cancer fighting beta-carotene.
A crossbreed of plums and apricots, plouts are sweet yet so good for you. They pack a punch of vision-protecting vitamin A. Incorporate them as one of these Ways to Make the Perfect Fruit Salad!
Bred from heirloom corn seeds, this is good ol’ Midwestern sweet corn raised to have high levels of anthocyanin, a red-hued flavonoid that helps fight disease. Try it as one of these 7 Food Pairings That Dial Up Your Weight Loss!
Kaleidoscopic carrots from heirloom yellow, purple, and red seeds, these are sweeter than the classic. Yellow heaps eye-healthy lutein, while red and purple add cancer-fighting lycopene.
Rosso Bruno Tomatoes
A brown hybrid from a mix of wild varieties, rosso bruno tomatoes have a juicier, richer flavor than typical tomatoes. They also have double the fiber to help keep blood sugar stable. Chop 'em up into one of these awesome Mason Jar Salads for Weight Loss and Total Health!