Carrots

Carrots are versatile, highly nutritious and full of fibre. They are found in a variety of colours and can be eaten cooked, raw or juiced. They are predominantly comprised of water & carbohydrates with virtually no fat or protein. They rate low on the GI scale (particularly when raw), which is beneficial for reducing spikes in blood sugar levels.

 

  • 33 calories / 100g
  • 89% water

 

Great source of:

  • VitaminA, B6, C& K
  • Folate
  • Potassium
  • Manganese
  • Niacin (B3)
  • Thiamin (B1)
  • Antioxidants (primarily carotenoids)

 

Carrots may:

  • Protect eye health & prevent night blindness.
  • Support the immune system & defend the body against free radical damage, harmful bacteria, viruses & inflammation.
  • Decrease the risk of heart disease & stroke.
  • Support oral health and reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
  • Boost skin health & speed wound healing processes.
  • Protect brain health and cognitive functioning.
  • Reduce oxidative stress, prevent inflammation and protect against some cancers.