Colours in Food – Part 3 – Guzzling the Greens


Imagine the food at the table looking like an artist’s palette. When colours and flavours in a dish blend well, it is definitely a treat for all the senses, isn’t it? One of the best ways of doing so is throwing green, the hue of life, into your foods. Because the statement ‘add greenery around you’ not only entails adding it to the environment but also to your palate.

Guzzling the “Greens”

The soothing colour green symbolises freshness, renewal, safety and environment. Green foods are coloured by a natural plant pigment called chlorophyll that acts as a detox agent in the body. One of its most lauded benefits is its ability to help in warding off Cancer. They are powerful antioxidants and free the body from toxins.

Ponder over health-healing greens like spinach, green grapes, avocado, broccoli, zucchini, cucumbers, asparagus, kiwi which are packed with the goodness of minerals and nutrients important for the body. As a leading green superfood, spinach contains a tonne of nutrients and so does avocado.

There are reams of ways to incorporate these in your everyday diet. You can prepare an Avocado Tea Sandwich to reap its health benefits as well as taste. Owing to its versatility it can be dished in everything from tacos to soups.

For a refreshing health boost, slice luscious green fruits in your yoghurt. You can also steep a cup of green tea for your mornings to start them on a healthy note. Other options are innovating with a Vegan and Gluten-free Broccoli Smoothie or preparing a Roasted Garlic and Kale Hummus.

The culinary knowledge imparted at ICCA will broaden your horizon on whipping up the best and will help you understand the crux of the food-colour correlation. So join us with snipping in the healthy greens to foods and making them taste downright delicious!

Shagufta Patel

With an academic background in Marketing, Shagufta is also an Image Advisor, Life-Skill Coach and a NLP practitioner with a penchant for writing. She intends to add value as part of the marketing team at ICCA and grow through new experiences. As passionate about food as she is about people, she believes that cultures though diverse across the globe; the one thing that holds common for nations and its folks, is that everyone loves a hearty meal prepared with love and care. Food according to her is the melting pot where all differences just vaporise and she is happy to be part of a culinary potpourri.

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