PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Carrot

The carrot (español: zanahoria) is an humble root vegetable favored by Bugs Bunny and generations of parents. You can eat carrots raw or cooked. They are weight-loss-friendly and have been linked to lower cholesterol levels and improved eye health. Carotene antioxidants have been linked to a reduced risk of cancer. Orange carrots get their bright color from beta carotene, an antioxidant that your body converts into vitamin A. Recipe for Carrot Ginger Soup

1 medium raw carrot (60 g)
alpha carotene 2,120 mcg
beta carotene 5,055 mcg
calcium 20.1 mg
calories 25
carbohydrates 5.8 g
copper 18% DV
fiber 1.7 g
folate 11.6 mcg
iron 15% DV
magnesium 30% DV
vitamin A 509 mcg
vitamin E 0.4 mg
vitamin K 8.1 mcg
Sources: Healthline / Medical News Today