26+ Yellow & Orange Vegetables with Benefits

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Yellow and orange vegetables are incredible. These veggies are tasty, bright in color and provide a lot of healthy substances for your body.

The yellow color is caused by various types of substances called flavonoids. Orange, on the other hand, is caused by the presence of various types of carotenes or carotenoids (a type of photosynthetic pigment).

Let me show you the most complex list of yellow and orange vegetables out there.

LIST OF YELLOW & ORANGE VEGETABLES

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VEGETABLE

COLOR LOCATION

1.

Yellow Carrots

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

2.

Pumpkin

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

3.

Butternut Squash

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

4.

Corn

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

5.

Orange Bell Peppers

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

6.

Yellow Bell Peppers

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

7.

Yellow Tomatoes

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

8.

Orange Tomatoes

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

9.

Orange Hot Peppers

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

10.

Ho Chi Minh Hot Peppers

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

11.

Yellow Summer Squash

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

12.

Squash Blossoms

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

13.

Yellow Cauliflower

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

14.

Yellow Beans

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

15.

Yellow Onions

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

16.

Yellow Potatoes

Inside Yellow/Orange

17.

Rutabags

Inside Yellow/Orange

18.

Yellow/Golden Beets

Inside Yellow/Orange

19.

Acorn Squash

Inside Yellow/Orange

20.

Sweet Potatoes

Inside Yellow/Orange

IMAGE GALLERY OF YELLOW & ORANGE VEGETABLES

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YELLOW CARROTS

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PUMPKIN

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BUTTERNUT SQUASH

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CORN

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YELLOW BELL PEPPERS

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ORANGE BELL PEPPERS

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YELLOW TOMATOES

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ORANGE TOMATOES

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HO CHI MINH HOT PEPPERS

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ORANGE HOT PEPPERS

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YELLOW SUMMER SQUASH

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SQUASH BLOSSOMS

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YELLOW CAULIFLOWER

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YELLOW BEANS

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YELLOW ONIONS

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YELLOW POTATOES

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RUTABAGAS

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YELLOW/GOLDEN BEETS

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ACORN SQUASH

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SWEET POTATOES

BENEFITS OF YELLOW & ORANGE VEGETABLES FOR YOUR BODY

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Yellow and orange veggies are truly remarkable. Not only are these rich in dietary fiber, they also include various substances such as bioflavonoids and carotenoids that have beneficial effects (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory) on your body.

More precisely, you can find these substances:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Lycopene
  • Folate & Folic acid

Each of these substances provides special health benefits for your body and I am going to analyze them in the paragraphs below.

VITAMIN A

Vitamin A (more precisely its plant-based form called provitamin A or beta-carotene) is a very potent antioxidant that protects your body from harmful free radicals. Also, it is connected with these benefits:

You can find vitamin A mostly in brightly colored vegetables such as carrots or sweet potatoes.

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is a well-known substance. Vitamin C is a very potent antioxidant that protects your body from harmful free radicals.

Also, it is connected with these benefits:

You can find vitamin C mostly in chili peppers, and broccoli. However, you can find it also in red fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, and papaya.

LYCOPENE

One of the carotenoids, lycopene is a substance that gives a lot of vegetables its red color. Not only that, it is a potent antioxidant with many health benefits:

Did you know that lycopene is much more easily absorbed by your body when cooked? So don’t forget to place your tomatoes (one of the richest sources of lycopene that is technically a fruit) on the pan and heat them.

FOLATE & FOLIC ACID

A folate is a natural form of vitamin B9 that is available in various types of foods. Except helping your body to get rid of free radicals, this substance is connected with following benefits:

You can find folate in various beets, potatoes, bananas, papayas, oranges, and grapefruits. Also, you can discover these substances in red fruits, such as strawberries or raspberries.

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