A root vegetable called carrot is not a seasonal vegetable anymore, as it can be purchased all year around. This highly nutritious vegetable is crunchy and sweet. It can be consumed raw as a part of salad along with a meal. The nutrients present in this orange to red colored vegetable are potassium, fiber and vitamin K1. It is also a good source of antioxidants and beta carotene. 88% of the carrot content is water and 10% of the edible portion is carbs. Those who are trying to lose weight, must add carrot in their diet. They can eat carrot raw or can cook this vegetable.
- This vegetable as first cultivated in Asia.
- This is a cancer protecting vegetable as it contains antioxidants.
- People with vision problems must eat carrot to get essential vitamin A.
- It can be cooked to be added into sweet and savory dishes.
*Prices will vary as per day to day market rates*