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Fresh Carrots

The Carrot (daucus carota subsp. sativus) is a perennial plant of the parsley family, which is widely cultivated in many varieties in temperate and tropical regions. It is basically a root vegetable having pinnately decompound leaves and umbels of small white or yellow flowers. The edible portion of a carrot is its taproot, eaten raw or cooked.

As an important source of carotene, carrot is widely recommended by physicians for innumerable medicinal purposes. These small eatables are a goldmine of nutrients and contain Vitamin A, B and C as well as calcium pectate. Its pectin fibre is beneficial in lowering the cholesterol level of the body.
Nutritional Value of Carrot
As its name implies, carrots brims with beta carotene, which the body converts to Vitamin A. Raw carrots are an excellent source of Vitamin A and potassium; they contain Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, thiamine, folic acid, and magnesium. Whereas, cooked carrots contain four times the recommended daily intake of Vitamin A in the form of protective beta carotene, besides containing Vitamin B6, copper, folic acid, and magnesium.
It also contains some amount of sodium, fluoride, phosphorus, iron, zinc, copper, selenium, and calcium. The 100g of carrot contains about 43 to 48 calories.
Health Benefits of Carrot
Carrot is the powerhouse of nutrients. They are quite helpful in:
  • Boosting immunity (especially among older people)
  • Reducing photosensitivity (beta-carotene protects the skin from sun damage)
  • Improving symptoms of HIV
  • Easing alcohol withdrawal symptoms
  • Helping to heal minor wounds and injuries
  • Reducing the risk of heart disease
  • Reducing the risk of high blood pressure
  • Cleansing the liver, and when consumed regularly, can help the liver excrete fats and bile
  • Fighting bronchitis
  • Fighting infection (vitamin A keeps cell membranes healthy, making them stronger against disease-causing microorganisms)
  • Improving muscle, flesh, and skin health
  • Helping fight aneamia
  • Reducing acne
  • Improving eye health, etc.