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Carrot More Than Meets The Eye


Nutrition Value

Carrots

Amount Per 100 grams

Calories 41

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.2 g 0%

Saturated fat 0 g 0%

Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g 0%

Monounsaturated fat 0 g 0%

Trans fat 0 g 0%

Cholesterol 0 mg 0%

Sodium 69 mg 2%

Potassium 320 mg 9%

Total Carbohydrate 10 g 3%

Dietary fiber 2.8 g 11%

Sugar 4.7 g 0%

Protein 0.9 g 1%

Vitamin A 334%

Vitamin C 9%

Calcium 3%

Iron 1%

Vitamin D 0%

Vitamin B-6 5%

Vitamin B-12 0%

Magnesium 3%

*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

PH Values Of Food And Food Stuff

We have provided the approximate value of PH of apples, the values are approximate and may differ slightly due to soil conditions ripeness ect.

The PH scale Starts from 1 to 14, with a PH of 1 being the most acidic, and 14 being the most alkaline. PH of 7 is neutral – The PH of pure water is very close to 7.0 At a PH of 5.5 the teeth begin to demineralise, putting them at risk for cavities.

A healthy mouth is in a neutral PH range.

Carrots 5.88 - 6.40

Carrots, canned 5.18 - 5.22

Carrots, chopped 5.30 - 5.56

Carrots, cooked 5.58 - 6.03

Carrots, pureed 4.55 - 5.80

Carrots, strained 5.10 - 5.10

A favourite of Bugs Bunny the carrot is a root vegetable that’s a winner with a Sunday dinner, enjoyed raw, or cooked Carrots are a low calorie and great source of fibre and brimming with vitamin A.

Science Section

Carrot is a root vegetable with carotenoids, flavonoids, polyacetylenes, vitamins, and minerals, all of which possess numerous nutritional and health benefits. Besides lending truth to the old adage that carrots are good for eyes carrots possess a great number of benefits.

Housed inside the Carrot is a treasure trove of beneficial substances such as carotenoids, polyphenols and vitamins present in carrot act as antioxidants, anticarcinogens, and immunoenhancers, anti-diabetic properties, cholesterol and cardiovascular

disease lowering potential, anti-hypertensive, possible hepatoprotective, and renoprotective.

What makes carrots orange?

Carotenoids and anthocyanins are the major antioxidant pigments found in carrots.

Could help with weight management?

Carrot is a good source of dietary fibre and of the trace mineral molybdenum, rarely found in many vegetables. Molybdenum aids in metabolism of fats and carbohydrates and is important for absorption of iron. It is also a good source of magnesium and manganese.

Magnesium is needed for bone, protein, making new cells, activating B vitamins, relaxing nerves and muscles, clotting blood, and in energy production.

Insulin secretion and function also require magnesium.

Manganese is helpful in carbohydrate metabolism, in coordination with enzymes in the body. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.

Potassium and magnesium in carrots help in functioning of muscles.

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