Carrots are a staple in usually everyone’s diet, and one can never go wrong with this vegetable. Carrots are usually orange, but do you know they also can be purple, red, white or yellow. The carrot is native is Europe and South Western Asia but of course it has been domesticated across the world.
These tasty veggies have been kicking around for thousands of years, so I am going to cover some of the nutritionists’ aspects and health benefits of incorporating carrots into your diet. Carrots are part of the Apiaceous Family and get its characteristic orange color from β-carotene.
Vitamin A: in 100 grams serving of carrots provides over 100% of Vitamin A intake. Most of which in this case is in the form of Beta Carotene. Just a quick refresher, Vitamin A serves multiple functions including facilitating general growth, supplicating the retina in the eye, and the growth of papilio cells.
Carrots also provide a good chunk of Vitamin K and Vitamin B6. When it comes to preparation of carrots, one can get more Beta Carotene by cooking or pulping carrots. Or one can go for boiling, steaming or frying carrots similarly. Carrots can be stored for quite some time, whether in the refrigerator or in the winter in some cool moist places.
So before you go carrot crazy, keep in mind that Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin. So you don’t want to eat too much of it. You definitely don’t need to have it every day. Although, you have to eat a lot of carrots to overdose vitamin A. On top of that, carrots do have their share bit of natural sugars, so if you put them in every stir-fry you make, you would want to add them with different vegetables
So that’s carrots, how do you guys like to eat them? Are you guys carrot fan. Personally, we at Surkhiyan are a big fan of stir-fry, but as we said, we don’t do it too often. Add your comments and let us know what works for you?