First, the healthiest way to eat a carrot might be to cook it , and not eat it raw. A raw carrot has a lot of material that our bodies can't digest, so by cooking it, the process allows us to actually get more antioxidents and nutrition. An experiment was done where the carrots were cooked and then stored for a month. It showed that for the first week of storage after cooking, the value seemed to increase and did not stop increasing until the start of the second week, where it continually fell from weeks two to four.

When the plant is cut with a knife prior to harvesting it causes stress and the stress causes the plant to release even more nutrients to the vegetable.

"Carrots have the highest content of beta carotene (vitamin A) of all vegetables.

Carrots were first grown as a medicine not a food.

Carrots are not always orange and can also be found in purple, white, red or yellow.

Carrots were the first vegetable to be canned commercially.

The carrot is a member of the parsley family including species such as celery, parsnip, fennel, dill and coriander.

  • Researchers at the USDA found that study participants who consumed 2 carrots a day were able to lower their cholesterol levels about 20 percent due to a soluble fiber called calcium pectate.
There is as much calcium in 9 carrots as there is in a glass (250ml) of whole milk.

Wild rabbits do not eat carrots

Three Carrots give you enough energy to walk three mile

  • One pound of carrots will make approximately six to eight ounces of carrot juice.
Cooked carrots are rated at 49 in the Glycemic Index.

  • Large Carrots make excellent baby teethers.
Roasted carrots can be used as coffee substitute.

Carrots are not recommended for diabetics " Thank you to the Carrot Museum !

One more thing, it is true that you can discolor your skin from eating too many carrots, or drinking too much carrot juice. If you are eating a lot of carrots don't eat or drink them all at once. Spread it throughout the day.

Serving : 1 medium carrot, calories 35, fats and cholesterol 0, sodium 40mg, carbs 8g, fiber 2g, sugar 5g, protein 1g, vitamin A is 270%, vitamin C is 10% , calcium is 2%, iron is 0 , on a 2000 cal diet.


Alienboy said...

Mmm, carrots, yummy!