Image: The Marion House Book

Our DECORATING issue (now on shelf) showcases various deliciously dark and delicious food. Exploring this a little further, we have compiled a list of dark foods to tantalize your taste buds.This is not just a trend; dark fruits, veggies and grains are also nutritional powerhouses, as their high pigment content means they are higher in antioxidants.

Trend Forecaster Li Edelkoort explains,  “To eat black food is something unusual and weird, it’s linked with the idea of something forbidden or with magical food…”

Try a few of these to add a little mystery to your mealtimes;

  • Black Lentils
  • Black Mushrooms
  • Black Garlic
  • Black Wild Rice
  • Prunes
  • Figs
  • Blackberries
  • Black Pasta
  • Seaweed
  • Black Sesame Seeds
  • Grapes
  • Aubergine
  • Beetroot
  • Black Muscles
Black Mushrooms from Whitney Ott, Carrots from Mowielicious, Aubergine from Souvlaki for the Soul and Beetroot from Whitney Ott.
Grapes from Whitney Ott, Prune from Pinterest and Figs from Simple Everyday Glamour.
Black Garlic from Bonnie Bites and Muscles from Roostblog.
Blackberries, Raspberries & Blueberries Pinterest.
Chocolate Cake from Once Wed and Macaroons from Lextravagance.
Chocolate Ice cream from The Feminine Tomboy and Dark Chocolate from Gift of Life.
Black Toffee Apples from Maddy Cake Muse and Black Lentils from Mixed Greens Blog.
Black Berries and Figs from MindSparkleMag.
Black Cocktail and Dark chocolate cake.

But for the real deal, get your hands on our latest issue here or here.

Post by Megan Aitken and Zarah Cassim