Did You Know!?

  • 1 large Carrot contains 30 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of cholesterol, 7 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein.
  • Carrots are a good source of Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate and Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Potassium.
  • There are over 100 different varieties of carrots varying in size and color ranging from orange and white to purple and red.
  • Carrots’ antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer as well as also promoting good vision, especially night vision.
  • Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotenes.
  • High carotenoid intake has been linked with a 20% decrease in postmenopausal breast cancer and an up to 50% decrease in the incidence of cancers of the bladder, cervix, prostate, colon, larynx, and esophagus.
  • If you or someone you love is a smoker, or if you are frequently exposed to secondhand smoke, then making vitamin A-rich foods, such as carrots, part of your healthy way of eating may save your life, suggests research conducted at Kansas State University.
  • Carrots are delicious eaten raw or cooked. Beta-carotene is not destroyed by cooking; in fact, cooking breaks down the fiber, making this nutrient and carrots’ sugars more available, thus also making them taste sweeter (just don’t over cook or you will lose nutrients).

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