Carrot / Gajar

The carrot is a root vegetable. It belongs to the family of “Umbelliferae”. It is usually orange in color. The most commonly eaten part of a carrot is a tap root. But sometimes, even its greens are eaten. The roots of the carrot have a crunchy structure, while the greens are slightly bitter. China is the highest producer of carrot, followed by Russia and United States.

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Health benefits of Carrot / Gajar

Carrots are good for the overall health and also for the organs like eyes, skin, teeth and digestive system. Carrot is also used in several juice therapy remedies for diseases.

  • Carrots contain valuable amounts of antioxidant nutrients.
  • They are rich in digestive tract-supporting fiber and unique phytonutrients.
  • Consuming carrots regularly are known to improve the quality of breast milk in mothers.
  • It also helps women in increasing their menstrual flow.
  • Carrot juice is a very low calorie juice drink.
  • Effects on colon cell health have been found positive by the intake of carrot juice.
  • Carotene, the famous ingredient in carrots, is an anti-oxidant, that has powerful healing virtues for many diseases.
  • Drinking carrot juice regularly during pregnancy, especially during the last few months, will reduce the chances of jaundice in baby.
  • Carrot juice is diuretic. It helps to eliminate excess fluids from the body reducing water retention, especially for women during their monthly menstruation cycle and in pregnant women.

Nutrition Facts of carrot / Gajar

Carrots
Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 41
% Daily Value
Total fat 0.2 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 69 mg 2%
Potassium 320 mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 10 g 3%
Dietary fiber 2.8 g 11%
Sugar 4.7 g
Protein 0.9 g 1%
Vitamin A 334% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 3% Iron 1%
Vitamin B-6 5% Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 3%

Daily Value percentages are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

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