Colours in Food – Part 2 – Plating the Yellows


This is the second in my series of 5 natural and abundant colours that we see in food. The first was posted last week and it spoke about the fiery colour red. Our psychology is affected by the colours we see on our plate which is in alignment with the fact that we should be eating a mix of all colours to gain the maximum benefit. Let us read on to know more about the food of the yellow spectrum.

Plating the “Yellows”

One of the most ravishing hues is yellow, the colour that adds sunshine to everything! The warm hue represents hope, joy and happiness. These sunny colours in vegetation derive their hue from natural plant pigments. And besides, what looks nice on your plate has great chances of been devoured with delight too!

Yellow foods with an abundance of Vitamin C helps with reducing inflammation. You can seek out these power foods to nourish your body and soul. Teeming with carotenoids and bioflavonoids which represent a class of water-soluble plant pigments, they will help regulate your heart, vision, digestion and immune system.

This hue which is so illuminating will strengthen the collagen of your skin, helping you get, set, glow! Don’t know if time heals all wounds but plating these yellow foods surely does! The colour corresponds to the spleen which changes and conveys the power from food and drink, all through the body.

Think plantains, lemons summer squash and squash blossoms, pineapple, star fruit, corn, quince, bananas and yellow bell peppers amongst the array of yellow power foods. Yellow herbs like mustard, dandelion and turmeric are great to bank on for medicinal purposes!

Boost your intake of yellow foods by making Banana Bread, Shrimp and Basil Wantons with Pineapple Salsa, Stuffed Roasted Bell Peppers,  Caramelized Banana Tart or a Lemony Chickpea Bruschetta, Dice yellow peppers and sprinkle them on the top of your homemade pizza and for a tropical treat, mix up yellow fruits together.

Warm colour, cheerful, illuminating. That’s yellow for you.
Bon Appetit!

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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