So Many Nutrition's in carrot

 SMTV Desk 2018-12-14 18:39:47  carrot,nutrition
So Many Nutrition's in carrot

Carrots: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
The carrot (Daucus carota) is a root vegetable that is often claimed to be the perfect health food. It is crunchy, tasty and highly nutritious. Carrots are a particularly good source of beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants. Carrots have a number of health benefits. They are a weight loss friendly food and have been linked to lower cholesterol levels and improved eye health. The carotene antioxidants in them have also been linked to reduced risk of cancer. They are found in many colors, including yellow, white, orange, red and purple. The traditional orange colored carrots get their bright color from beta-carotene.

Nutrition Facts :
The water content can vary from around 86-95%, and the edible portion consists of around 10% carbohydrates. Carrots contain very little fat and protein.
Nutrition Facts: Carrots, raw - 100 grams
Calories 41
Water 88 %
Protein 0.9 g
Carbs 9.6 g
Sugar 4.7 g
Fiber 2.8 g
Fat 0.2 g
Saturated 0.04 g
Monounsaturated 0.01 g
Polyunsaturated 0.12 g
Omega-3 0 g
Omega-6 0.12 g

Carrots are mainly composed of water and carbohydrates. The carbs consist of starch and sugars, such as sucrose and glucose.T hey are also a relatively good source of fiber, with one medium-sized carrot (61 grams) providing 2 grams.

Pectin is the main form of soluble fiber in carrots. Soluble fibers can lower blood sugar levels by slowing down the digestion of sugar and starch. They can also feed the friendly bacteria in the gut, which may lead to improved health and decreased risk of disease.

Vitamins and Minerals
Carrots are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin A (from beta-carotene), biotin, vitamin K (phylloquinone), potassium and vitamin B6.

Vitamin A: Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A promotes good vision and is important for growth, development, and immune function (15).
Biotin: One of the B-vitamins, formerly known as vitamin H. It plays an important role in fat and protein metabolism (16)
Vitamin K1: Also known as phylloquinone, vitamin K is important for blood coagulation and can promote bone health (17, 18).
Potassium: An essential mineral, important for blood pressure control.
Vitamin B6: A group of related vitamins that are involved with the conversion of food into energy.

Health Benefits of Carrots:

1.Reduced Risk of Cancer
2.Lower Blood Cholesterol
3.Weight Loss
4.Eye Health