Why we love – carrots

Carrots are a staple in many families and they are a popular first food for baby’s as they are gentle on the tummy, easy to digest and packed with nutrients.  Although you may be surprised to know that it is only since the 16th century that they have been the colour orange.

Carrots are a good vegetable source of vitamin A, from carotenoids, in particular beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A by the body.

Carrots are also a source of dietary fibre, folate and vitamin B6 and contain a dietary significant amount of potassium. The main phytonutrients in carrots are the carotenoids and falcarinol.

 

References:

vegetables.co.nz