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.

carrots nutrition facts

Nutrition facts of Carrot

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

Water88.29g
Energy41kcal
Energy173kJ
Protein0.93g
Total lipid (fat)0.24g
Ash0.97g
Carbohydrate, by difference9.58g
Fiber, total dietary2.8g
Sugars, total including NLEA4.74g
Sucrose3.59g
Glucose (dextrose)0.59g
Fructose0.55g
Lactose0g
Maltose0g
Galactose0g
Starch1.43g
Calcium, Ca33mg
Iron, Fe0.3mg
Magnesium, Mg12mg
Phosphorus, P35mg
Potassium, K320mg
Sodium, Na69mg
Zinc, Zn0.24mg
Copper, Cu0.045mg
Manganese, Mn0.143mg
Selenium, Se0.1µg
Fluoride, F3.2µg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid5.9mg
Thiamin0.066mg
Riboflavin0.058mg
Niacin0.983mg
Pantothenic acid0.273mg
Vitamin B-60.138mg
Folate, total19µg
Folic acid0µg
Folate, food19µg
Folate, DFE19µg
Choline, total8.8mg
Betaine0.4mg
Vitamin B-120µg
Vitamin B-12, added0µg
Vitamin A, RAE835µg
Retinol0µg
Carotene, beta8285µg
Carotene, alpha3477µg
Cryptoxanthin, beta0µg
Vitamin A, IU16706IU
Lycopene1µg
Lutein + zeaxanthin256µg
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)0.66mg
Vitamin E, added0mg
Tocopherol, beta0.01mg
Tocopherol, gamma0mg
Tocopherol, delta0mg
Tocotrienol, alpha0.01mg
Tocotrienol, beta0mg
Tocotrienol, gamma0mg
Tocotrienol, delta0mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3), International Units0IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)0µg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)13.2µg
Vitamin K (Dihydrophylloquinone)0µg
Fatty acids, total saturated0.032g
4:00g
6:00g
8:00g
10:00g
12:00g
14:00g
15:00g
16:00.03g
17:00g
18:00.002g
20:00g
22:00g
24:00g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated0.012g
14:10g
15:10g
16:10.002g
17:10g
18:10.011g
20:10g
22:10g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated0.102g
18:20.1g
18:30.002g
18:40g
20:2 n-6 c,c0g
20:30g
20:40g
20:5 n-3 (EPA)0g
22:5 n-3 (DPA)0g
22:6 n-3 (DHA)0g
Fatty acids, total trans0g
Cholesterol0mg
Tryptophan0.012g
Threonine0.191g
Isoleucine0.077g
Leucine0.102g
Lysine0.101g
Methionine0.02g
Cystine0.083g
Phenylalanine0.061g
Tyrosine0.043g
Valine0.069g
Arginine0.091g
Histidine0.04g
Alanine0.113g
Aspartic acid0.19g
Glutamic acid0.366g
Glycine0.047g
Proline0.054g
Serine0.054g
Alcohol, ethyl0g
Caffeine0mg
Theobromine0mg

 

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.