Carrots are a staple in my kitchen at all times. Never do I come back from the farmers’ market carrot-free. It’s a versatile veggie that I add to many (and I mean many) dishes or just have it on its own. Often I munch on a carrot if an afternoon craving strikes me too close to dinner time. If it’s fresh, crunchy, sweet and juicy and as perfect as a carrot can be, it can even satisfy a sweet afternoon craving.
In addition to being delicious, carrots are low in calories and high in nutrition.
- A simple medium sized (orange) carrot gives us over 200% of our daily vitamin A requirements and is loaded with beta-carotene, a carotenoid with great antioxidant properties*
Good to know**:
- Vitamin A (and beta carotene, which is converted to vitamin A when consumed) helps us maintain a healthy vision, promotes a strong immunity and overall health.
- Some studies showed that people with diets rich in fruits and veggies containing beta carotene (and other vitamins and minerals, of course) have lower risk of some cancers and heart disease.