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30+ Blue Foods List (Fruits, Vegetables, Snacks, Drinks, and More)

by Gina Elizabeth
Healthy Snacks - Blueberries

I went on an exhaustive journey to find blue foods. This list includes naturally blue foods like fruits and vegetables. And also blue snacks and party foods for your next blue themes party.

Here are 30+ delicious & nutritious true blue foods to try.

#BlueFoods

1. Blueberries

Blue Foods List - Blueberries

A fruity classic: Blueberries are a great source of fiber and are jam-packed with Vitamin C! They’re considered a superfood.

2. Blue Velvet Cake

Blue  Foods List - Blue Velvet Cake

The flavor of blue velvet cake is the same as a red velvet cake—fluffy vanilla cake with a hint of chocolate slathered in tangy cream cheese frosting. [READ: List of Desserts from A to Z]

3. Blue Squid Ink Pasta

Blue Foods - Squid Ink Pasta
THE COOKING OF JOY

Dyed with squid ink, this blue pasta has a rich, briny flavor, close to the flavor of fresh sea fish with some umami hints.

4. Blue Caviar

Blue Foods - Blue Caviar
BELLY RUMBLES

Also known as ‘Sapphires of the Ocean’, the Blue Caviar is the roe of Wild Scampi harvested in the waters of Australia. 

5. Blue Martini

Blue Foods - Blue Martini

Boasting a distinctive blue hue and an extra sweet punch, this Blue Martini recipe is almost too

Recipe

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 0.5 oz Blue Curaçao
  • 0.5 oz Cocchi Americano
  • LemonTwist, for garnish

6. Blue Corn

Blue  Foods List - Blue Corn

Originally developed by the Hopi, blue corn is a staple of Mexican and American Southwest cuisine and is a totally natural blue food. It’s used to make blue tortillas and corn chips, and as a bonus, it has 20 percent more protein than white corn!

7. Blue Fish

Blue Foods - Bluefish

Blue fish have a higher fat content than white fish. Some examples of blue fish are sardine, dock, tuna, salmon, trout, bonito, swordfish, turbot, mackerel, anchovy or anchovy, herring, carp, jack mackerel, angula, dogfish, jack mackerel, lamprey. Bluefish is best eaten as fresh as possible.

8. Blue Cheese

Blue  Foods List - Blue Cheese

Blue cheese or bleu cheese is cheese made with cultures of the mold Penicillium, giving it spots or veins of the mold throughout the cheese, which can vary in color through various shades of blue and green. 

9. Blue Eggs

Blue Foods - Blue Eggs
PAM’S BACKYARD CHICKENS

Eight different chicken breeds lay blue eggs: Araucana chickens, Easter Eggers, Cream Legbars, Arkansas Blue, Whiting True Blue, Lushi, Dongxiang, and the Ameraucana chickens.

10. Utrecht Blue Wheat

Blue Foods - Utrecht Blue Wheat

A Dutch heirloom grown in the area of Utrecht, Netherlands in the early 1900s with superior blue color and long black awns (bristles).

11. Blue American Lobster

Blue Foods - Blue American Lobster

The striking blue lobster is just a variation of a regular American lobster.

12. Blue Tomatoes

Blue Foods - Blue tomato

Blue tomatoes, also known as purple or Indigo Rose tomatoes, are grown to be high in anthocyanins.

13. Blue Pansy Flower

Blue Foods - Blue pansies

Pansies are edible flowers that have a mild, fresh flavor or a more prominent wintergreen taste depending on the variety and how much you eat.

14. Blue Raspberry Jolly Rancher Candies

Blue Snacks blue jolly rancher chews

Jolly Rancher is an American brand of sweet hard candy, mostly defined by its assortment of bold fruit flavors

15. Blue Crab

Blue Foods - blue crab

The blue crab is a one in a billion chance. It’s a very rare genetic mutation. A blue crab has white meat which has a mild, salty ocean flavor with a subtle sweet undertone. The backfin meat is delicate, flaky, and tender.

16. Blue Pea Flower Tea

Blue Foods - Pea Flower Tea
AMAZON

Butterfly pea flower tea, commonly known as Blue Tea, is a caffeine-free herbal tea. The blue pea flower is sometimes used to color white rice blue.

17. Blue Shrimp

Blue Foods - blue shrimp

Del Pacifico Mexican Blue Shrimp are sweet and succulent with a crisp, snappy texture — the way wild-caught shrimp are supposed to taste.

18. Elderberries 

Blue Foods - Elderberries

This blue-purple fruit may help defend against the cold and flu by boosting your immune system. It’s also been shown to help people recover from these illnesses faster

19. Damson Plums

Blue Foods - Damson Plums

Damsons are blue plums that are often processed into jams and jellies. They can also be dried to make prunes.

20. Concord Grapes

Blue  Foods List - Concord Grapes

Concord grapes are a healthy, purple-blue fruit that can be eaten fresh or used to make wine, juices, and jams.

Did you know?

Blue foods are rare because anthocyanidin content is a rare chemical feature in the plant world. Discover more blue food facts in the Frequently Asked Questions section below.

21. Blue Marble Tree Fruit

Blue Foods - Blue Marble Tree Fruit

During summer, iridescent blue fruit and reddish-orange fallen leaves can be found beneath trees. In Hawai’i the seeds are used for leis.

22. Blue Chocolate Chip Cookies

Blue foods - blue chocolate chip cookies

How to make them? Simply use regular cookie dough and add a few drops of blue food dye.

23. Starflowers

Blue Foods - Starflowers

Borage seed oil is extracted from its seeds and used in herbal medicine. This herb is native to Europe and grown in gardens for its edible leaves.

24. Takis Blue Heat

Blue snacks - Takis Blue Heat

Takis rolled corn tortilla chips with an intense flavor of hot chili pepper are now available in a captivating blue color.

25. Okinawan Sweet Potato

Blue Foods - Okinawan Sweet Potato

Okinawan sweet potatoes, sometimes known as Hawaiian Sweet Potatoes, are a part of the native menu in Hawaii. Okinawan sweet potatoes have a beige outer skin and a deep, blue-purple flesh. They have a mildly sweet flavor, and a very dry, starchy texture.

26. Lingcod Fish

Blue Foods - blue lincod fish

Just like the American blue lobster, the lingcod can sometimes be blue (although it’s very rare). The Lingcod’s flesh is bright turquoise- but only stays blue before it’s cooked.

27. Blue Raspberry Peeps Candy

Blue Foods - blue raspberry peeps candy

Peeps are marshmallows candies typically eaten as an Easter tradition in the United States and Canada. They are shaped into chicks, bunnies, and other animals.

28. Adirondack Blue Potato

Blue Foods - Adirondack Blue Potato

The ‘Adirondack Blue’ is a potato variety with blue flesh and skin with a slight purple tint. It’s great for boiling, baking, mashing.

29. Indigo Milk Cap Mushroom

Blue Foods - Indigo Mushroom

An edible mushroom, the indigo milk cap is native to North America and East Asia, and is sold in rural markets in China, Guatemala, and Mexico. Once you cook them, however, they turn from blue to grayish in color!

30. Blue M&Ms Candy

Blue Foods List - M&Ms Royal Blue Candy

Blue M&Ms come in light blue, royal blue (pictured here), and dark blue shades.

31. Blue Rosemary

Blue Foods - blue rosemary

Tuscan Blue Rosemary is a good choice for the edible herb garden in small amount. It is also well-suited for use in cooking.

32. Blue Moon Ice Cream

Blue Moon Ice Cream
THESPRUCEEATS

Blue moon is an ice cream flavor with bright blue coloring, available in the Upper Midwest of the United States and originating in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

33. Blue Meringue Rain Drops

Blue Meringue Rain Drops
TASTE MADE

Melt in your mouth blue meringue mini-pastries.

34. Persian Blue Sea Salt

Persian blue sea salt
NOMU NOMU

Persian True Blue Rock Sea Salt is one of the rarest and oldest salts on the planet, it is extracted from salt ponds in Semnan, Iran (formerly known as Persia) that formed over 100 million years ago. The blue color comes from a mineral call sylvinite.

35. French Super Blue Lavender Tea

Blue Foods - Kashmire Lavender Tea
QTROVE

French super blue lavender herbal tea is a traditional tea with a deep blue hue, intense floral taste and captivating aroma.

36. Japanese Blue Bread

Blue Foods - Japanese Blue Bread

37. Navy Blue French Macaroons

Blue Foods - Blue Macarons

They’re just almond macaroons that are dyed blue.

Blue Food FAQs

Why Are So Few Foods Blue?

Blue anthocyanins are chemically less stable than other pigments and are usually dominated by them. In order for the blue hue to predominate in the mix, it must have a slight shift in its chemical makeup. This is a rare occurrence. In the case of concord grapes, the mixture of anthocyanin pigments and the chemistry favors the blue hue. In other words, the blue pigment is there, the chemistry is right and you get a predominantly blue hue.

Are blueberries actually blue?

Blueberries aren’t actually blue, but deep purple, which is the colour of anthocyanin, a pigment that is especially rich in blueberries. … For example, our ancestors would have known to eat berries that had a rich colour, because that meant they were sweet and ripe.

Are blue foods healthy?

Blue and purple foods are perhaps the most potent antioxidant-laden food group. Their blue pigment comes from anthocyanins, an antioxidant that contains naturally occurring polyphenols.

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