You may have heard blueberries are really good for you.
The reason? They contain flavonoids (plant molecules) called anthocyanins. This "what now?" is what gives blueberries their striking colour and antioxidant power – mopping up harmful molecules and protecting us from a raft of diseases.
Another way we can get this amazing flavonoid is by eating black rice – alternatively called 'forbidden rice'. Not only is it full of purple power, but it is also high in fibre, a good source of thiamine (B1), niacin (B3), vitamin E, iron, magnesium and phosphorus.
The kid-approved (and fortunately, inexpensive) way to eat in our household is a Thai-style black sticky rice pudding. There are plenty of recipes out there if you're keen on making your own.
Where else are anthocyanins found? Raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrant, cherries, eggplant (peel) and red cabbage.