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Carrots

Foods / Carrots

About This Food

Description

As root vegetables that spread from the Middle East to Greece, Rome and later Europe, the earliest carrots were not orange, but multicolored.

Of course, carrots are full of carotenoids, the group of plant pigments of which beta-carotene is a member. They're also a source of disease-fighting flavonoids, and a fiber called calcium pectate which may lower blood cholesterol.

Glycemic Index=47
Glycemic Load=3
Antioxidant Score* (ORAC)=666 (raw) and 317 (cooked)

Selecting & Storing

When selecting carrots, choose those that are firm and smooth. Avoid those with cracks or any that have begun to soften and wither. Remove carrot greenery as soon as possible because it robs the roots of moisture and vitamins. Store carrots in a plastic bag in the refrigerator's vegetable bin. Avoid storing them near apples, which emit ethylene gas that can give carrots a bitter taste.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • VitaminA
  • VitaminK
Good Source of
  • Fiber
  • Potassium
  • VitaminC
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Coconut
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup(s)

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Calories: 52

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 49 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.31 g
Saturated Fat
0.05 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.02 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.15 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
3 g
ALA
3 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
12.26 g
Net Carbohydrate
8.68 g
Sugars
6.07 g
Fiber
3.58 g
Protein
1.19 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
21383.68 IU
428%
Vitamin C
7.55 mg
13%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.84 IU
3%
Vitamin B6
0.18 mg
9%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
16.9 mg
21%
Folate
24.32 mcg
6%
Niacin
1.26 mg
6%
Riboflavin
0.07 mg
4%
Thiamin
0.08 mg
5%
Choline
11.26 mg
2%
Minerals
Calcium
42.24 mg
4%
Copper
0.06 mg
3%
Iron
0.38 mg
2%
Magnesium
15.36 mg
4%
Manganese
0.18 mg
9%
Phosphorous
44.8 mg
4%
Potassium
409.6 mg
12%
Selenium
0.13 mcg
0%
Sodium
88.32 mg
4%
Zinc
0.31 mg
2%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
4450.56 mcg
Beta-carotene
10604.8 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
327.68 mcg
Lycopene
1.28 mcg

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