Health & Nutrition

What Keelings want for you and your family…
Keelings want you and your family to savour the delicious flavours of our produce, and reap the many health benefits of the vitamins, nutrients and minerals that they contain.
Eating fruit and vegetables every day is vital for good health. There is lots of scientific evidence showing that higher consumption of fruit and vegetables is linked to lower rates of cancer, heart disease, stroke and other serious illnesses.

Daily Recommendations

The World Health Organisation recommends 5-10 portions of fruit and vegetables per day. So we should be consuming a minimum of 5 portions per day.  One portion equals approximately a handful or the size of a tennis ball.

Click on the links to the left to find out the many amazing ways fruit and vegetables can help make and keep you and your family healthy.

Did You Know?

Despite the recommended 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day, studies show that children are eating just 2 and a half portions, 2 of which are fruit!

Why 7 A Day?

Eating fruit and vegetables every day is vital for good health. It increases your intake of nutrients allowing your body to function at its best. What’s more, studies show that they help protect against numerous conditions and diseases like heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, some cancers and problems with digestion.

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When it comes to food, what are the benefits of each colour group?


Red fruit & veg often contain lycopene which is a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to protect against heart disease and prostate cancer. When tomatoes are cooked, the heating process increases the ability of lycopene to be absorbed.


A risk factor for heart disease is high levels of homocysteine, an amino acid, in the blood. Dark green leafy vegetables are a great source of folate which can help lower these levels, so ensure you eat something green everyday!

Yellow & Orange

Carotenoids, the pigments responsible for this colour, are converted to Vitamin A by the body. It’s essential for healthy skin, eyes and immune system… adding a little oil to these vegetables can increase the absorption of vitamin A too….so put some sunshine on your plate!

Purple, Blue & Black

High in Vitamin C but getting their colour from anthocyanin gives them double the amount of antioxidants! These purple powerhouses can help improve memory and protect against cancer and heart disease.

White, Tan & Brown

Perhaps bland in colour, but jam-packed with important disease-fighting phytochemicals which promote heart health, strengthen the immune system and may help protect against cancer.