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Carrots 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

Carrot (Daucus carota)  is a one of the best crunchy, delicious, and highly nutritious root vegetable, that’s why every time you can eat. And  you can easily carry yourself in office, travelling etc and enjoy it.

Carrots are store rich source of fiber, beta carotene, potassium,vitamin K1, antioxidants, iron and other minerals also.

According to the research of 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines  has describe that how much  nutrient should consume everyday and its based on age -sex groups.

Carrots nutrition facts and health benefits
Different Color Carrots!

Carrots are show in lots of colors, like:  orange, red, yellow, white, and purple.

Nutrition facts of Carrot

Carrots provide very less amount of protein (2%) and fat .According to the research facts ,one cup of chopped (128g) Carrot contains:

Carbohydrates

  • 4% DV Total Carbohydrate
  • 14% DV Dietary Fiber
  • 4596 mg Sucrose
  • 704 mg Fructose
  • 755 mg Glucose
  • 6.1 g Sugars
  • 3.2 g Fiber
  • 10.2 g Carbs
  • 1.8 g Starch

Vitamins

  • 428% DV vitamin A
  • 13% DV vitamin C
  • 4% DV vitamin E
  • 9% DV vitamin B6
  • 6% DV Thiamin
  • 4% DV Riboflavin
  • 3% DV Pantothenic Acid
  • 6% DV Niacin
  • 6% DV Folate
  • 21% DV vitamin K

Minerals

  • 4% DV Phosphorus
  • 4% DV Sodium
  • 2% DV Zinc
  • 3% DV copper
  • 4% DV magnesium
  • 9% DV  manganese
  • 4% DV calcium
  • 2% DV iron

 Health Benefits of Carrot

  1. Good vision
  2. Improve immune function
  3. Carrot reduce cancer risk
  4. Carrot promote bone health
  5. Control blood pressure
  6. Carrot help in Weight loss

1. Good vision

Carrots are exceptionally great source of vitamin A or carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, which are beneficial for good vision (eye health), and is also important for the control over glaucoma risk .

2. Improve immune function

Carrot has found large amount of nutrient like vitamin A, which is helpful for body growth, development, and immune function.

3. Carrot reduce cancer risk

Carotenoids is the main compounds in carrots, which is the powerful antioxidants properties that significantly decrease in breast cancer risk in female candidate.