12 Best Yellow Vegetables

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Yellow vegetables are some of the healthiest foods we can put in our body, and it’s important to know which ones are the best!

What are Yellow Vegetables?

Yellow vegetables are those vegetables that are high in an antioxidant called beta-carotene which breaks down vitamin A in the body, an essential nutrient we need for health. Aside from that specific antioxidant, most colorful vegetables and fruits are rich in other nutrients as well, including potassium, iron, copper, vitamin C, vitamin A, and B complex vitamins, as well as dietary fiber and other antioxidants.

Yellow Vegetable List

There are many yellow vegetables including carrots, yellow peppers, maize, pumpkin, golden beets, sweet potatoes, and more. Let us take a look at the many amazing yellow vegetables.

Yellow Peppers

Yellow peppers provide high levels of antioxidants, as well as vitamin C and K, making them a great booster for the immune system.

Maize

High in vitamins A, B, and E, as well as dietary fiber, this vegetable is an excellent choice for improving gastrointestinal function and protecting vision health.

Pumpkins

These seasonal vegetables are very high in vitamin A and C, as well as unique antioxidants such as cucurbitacin.

Squash

Squash is a great source of manganese, phosphorus, and other critical vitamins and minerals, which help to build strong bones.

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Yellow Tomatoes

With high amounts of B vitamins and key antioxidants, yellow tomatoes can be an excellent mean of boosting the immune system without the acidity of red tomatoes.

Golden Beets

Known for their very high levels of beta-carotene and vitamin A, golden beets are great for detoxifying the body.

Yellow Cauliflower

Boasting high levels of dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, and vitamin K, these vegetables are great for heart health and digestion, among others.

Delicata Squash

With loads of vitamin A and C, this squash variety has no fat and is great for the immune system.

Yellow Beans

As a good source of protein, manganese, iron, dietary fiber, and B vitamins, yellow beans are also low in fat and cholesterol.

Yellow Onion

The organic sulfur compounds in onions can have antioxidant effects on the body, in addition to various B vitamins that can help manage your metabolic activity.

Sweet Potatoes

Rich in carotenoids, vitamin A, and B vitamins, these potatoes are also great sources of fiber and can help prevent chronic diseases.

Yellow Potatoes

These potatoes are great sources of vitamin D, vitamin C, manganese, and phosphorus, and are known to improve metabolism and the health of cell membranes.

Others

There are also some other yellow vegetables including yellow carrots, rutabagas, yellow summer squash, yellow winter squash, crookneck squash, dragon’s tongue beans, garden peach, Ho Chi Minh hot pepper, patty pan squash, spaghetti squash, touchstone gold beet, and Zephyr squash.

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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, publisher and photographer with English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (USA). He co-founded the literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and now serves as the Content Director for Stain’d Arts, a non-profit based in Denver, Colorado. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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