Carrots 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

Carrot, scientifically called Daucus carota is one of the healthiest and delicious root vegetable. They are an excellent source of minerals and vitamins and contains beta carotene, Potassium, Phosphorus, fiber, vitamin K1 and antioxidants.

Carrots have many health benefits. They help to reduce cholesterol levels. People, who want to lose weight, should eat carrots. There are many types of carrots like yellow carrot, white carrot, orange carrot, and purple carrot along with red carrots.

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Nutrition facts of Carrot

Carrots contain many types of minerals and vitamins. Here is the list of Carrots Nutrition information.

Water 88.29 g
Energy 41 kcal
Energy 173 kJ
Protein 0.93 g
Total lipid (fat) 0.24 g
Ash 0.97 g
Carbohydrate, by difference 9.58 g
Fiber, total dietary 2.8 g
Sugars, total including NLEA 4.74 g
Sucrose 3.59 g
Glucose (dextrose) 0.59 g
Fructose 0.55 g
Lactose 0 g
Maltose 0 g
Galactose 0 g
Starch 1.43 g
Calcium, Ca 33 mg
Iron, Fe 0.3 mg
Magnesium, Mg 12 mg
Phosphorus, P 35 mg
Potassium, K 320 mg
Sodium, Na 69 mg
Zinc, Zn 0.24 mg
Copper, Cu 0.045 mg
Manganese, Mn 0.143 mg
Selenium, Se 0.1 µg
Fluoride, F 3.2 µg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 5.9 mg
Thiamin 0.066 mg
Riboflavin 0.058 mg
Niacin 0.983 mg
Pantothenic acid 0.273 mg
Vitamin B-6 0.138 mg
Folate, total 19 µg
Folic acid 0 µg
Folate, food 19 µg
Folate, DFE 19 µg
Choline, total 8.8 mg
Betaine 0.4 mg
Vitamin B-12 0 µg
Vitamin B-12, added 0 µg
Vitamin A, RAE 835 µg
Retinol 0 µg
Carotene, beta 8285 µg
Carotene, alpha 3477 µg
Cryptoxanthin, beta 0 µg
Vitamin A, IU 16706 IU
Lycopene 1 µg
Lutein + zeaxanthin 256 µg
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.66 mg
Vitamin E, added 0 mg
Tocopherol, beta 0.01 mg
Tocopherol, gamma 0 mg
Tocopherol, delta 0 mg
Tocotrienol, alpha 0.01 mg
Tocotrienol, beta 0 mg
Tocotrienol, gamma 0 mg
Tocotrienol, delta 0 mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3), International Units 0 IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0 µg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 13.2 µg
Vitamin K (Dihydrophylloquinone) 0 µg
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.032 g
4:0 0 g
6:0 0 g
8:0 0 g
10:0 0 g
12:0 0 g
14:0 0 g
15:0 0 g
16:0 0.03 g
17:0 0 g
18:0 0.002 g
20:0 0 g
22:0 0 g
24:0 0 g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.012 g
14:1 0 g
15:1 0 g
16:1 0.002 g
17:1 0 g
18:1 0.011 g
20:1 0 g
22:1 0 g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.102 g
18:2 0.1 g
18:3 0.002 g
18:4 0 g
20:2 n-6 c,c 0 g
20:3 0 g
20:4 0 g
20:5 n-3 (EPA) 0 g
22:5 n-3 (DPA) 0 g
22:6 n-3 (DHA) 0 g
Fatty acids, total trans 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Tryptophan 0.012 g
Threonine 0.191 g
Isoleucine 0.077 g
Leucine 0.102 g
Lysine 0.101 g
Methionine 0.02 g
Cystine 0.083 g
Phenylalanine 0.061 g
Tyrosine 0.043 g
Valine 0.069 g
Arginine 0.091 g
Histidine 0.04 g
Alanine 0.113 g
Aspartic acid 0.19 g
Glutamic acid 0.366 g
Glycine 0.047 g
Proline 0.054 g
Serine 0.054 g
Alcohol, ethyl 0 g
Caffeine 0 mg
Theobromine 0 mg

 

Health Benefits of Carrots

Improve Eye Health

Carrots help to improve eye vision. They contain Vitamin A and carotenoids which help to treat night blindness and prevent the glaucoma risk.

Weight Loss

Carrots are low calorie food and a good addition at the keto diet menu. They help to lose weight.

Reduce Risk of Cancer

Carrots contain carotenoids which is very helpful to prevent many type of cancer like colon, prostate, and stomach cancers. (1), (2), (3)

Lower Blood Cholesterol

Carrots help to reduce Blood Cholesterol so eating carrots or intake of carrots juice may reduce your blood cholesterol.