2. Chioggia Beets
These “candy cane” style beets have a red-striped interior. They keep their color when you cook them, but they are best served raw in salads.
Beets offer a variety of health benefits. They might be able to improve athletic performance and they are known to provide high levels of fiber, foliate and potassium.
3. Orange Cauliflower
Canadian farmers first started growing this strange-colored cauliflower about three decades ago.
A natural genetic mutation caused the plant to absorb excessive amounts of beta-carotene—the same pigment found in carrots. As a result, the flowering head of the plant turns bright orange.
It tastes the same as white cauliflower.
The added benefits of beta-carotene rich foods are numerous. Some studies suggest that beta-carotene and foods high in vitamin A—like the orange cauliflower—are excellent ways to prevent disease and cancer.