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Fall is here!

Do you love the seasonal transition marked by changing leaves (and, let’s be real, pumpkin spice everything)?

Leaf peeping is the perfect opportunity to see anthocyanins and carotenoids in action! Phytochemicals are produced by plants to provide antioxidant capabilities to the plants that make them. These same chemicals have similar properties in human biochemical processes, serving to reduce free radicals and inflammation. Still uncertain how plant bioactives work? Take a look at this video to get a better understanding of why carotenoids and anthocyanins are important in the plant world (and the process that results in the amazing fall color displays we see this time of year).