I have a site structure and it kind of looks like this:
Home Fruit Flavors Apple Flavors Banana Flavors Pear Flavors Plum Flavors Grape Flavors Vegetable Flavors Cucumber Flavors Lettuce Flavors Olive Flavors Carrot Flavors Cabbage Flavors
On the pages Fruit Flavors and Vegetable Flavors, I have a list of links leading to all of the flavor pages in that category. For example:
The page Fruit Flavors has links in a list to the following pages: Apple, Banana, Pear, Plum, and Grape Flavors pages.
The page Vegetable Flavors has links in a list to the following pages: Cucumber, Lettuce, Olive, Carrot, and Cabbage Flavors pages.
However, the anchor text in all of the links are what you could consider rich anchor text. For example, if I want to rank for the phrase "Apple Flavors," I link to the page Apple Flavors with the anchor text "Apple Flavors" from the Fruit Flavors page.
This pattern repeats for all of the pages under the Fruit Flavors and Vegetable Flavors category.
Would this be bad for SEO? From what I've read it seems like it is, so what alternatives should I take?