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.
Nutrition facts of Carrot
Carrots contain many types of minerals and vitamins. Here is the list of Carrots Nutrition information.
|Total lipid (fat)||0.24||g|
|Carbohydrate, by difference||9.58||g|
|Fiber, total dietary||2.8||g|
|Sugars, total including NLEA||4.74||g|
|Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid||5.9||mg|
|Vitamin B-12, added||0||µg|
|Vitamin A, RAE||835||µg|
|Vitamin A, IU||16706||IU|
|Lutein + zeaxanthin||256||µg|
|Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)||0.66||mg|
|Vitamin E, added||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|
|Fatty acids, total monounsaturated||0.012||g|
|Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated||0.102||g|
|20:2 n-6 c,c||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|
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.
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.