Carrots

Carrots
Carrots

Soluble fiber, here we come! Carrots are rich in soluble fiber, which can help lower cholesterol by literally drawing it out of the bloodstream. Carrots are also rich in beta-carotene, which help ward off certain cancers, including cancers of the stomach, uterus, and oral cavity. And, like mom used to say, carrots are wonderful for you eyesight, too. The vitamin A they contain help keep your eyes functioning and keep blindness at bay.

Selection Process

Be sure to select bright orange carrots with smooth skin. Avoid thick carrots and those might be tougher and also avoid carrots with wilted or yellow tops. Before preparing, be sure to wash and scrub the carrots to remove any soil contaminents.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup chopped (128.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 44.8

% Daily Value*

Total fat 3.8g 5.9%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.2%

Trans Fat 0.0g

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 128.0mg 0.1%

Total Carbs 10.5g 3.5%

Dietary Fiber 3.6g 14.3%

Sugars 6.1g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.8g

Vitamin A 352.0% Vitamin C 12.6%
Calcium 4.2% Iron 2.1%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 2.8%
Vitamin K 21.1% Thiamin 5.6%
Riboflavin 4.4% Niacin 6.3%
Vitamin B-6 8.8% Folate 6.1%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 3.5%
Phosphorus 4.5% Magnesium 3.8%
Zinc 2.0% Selenium 0.2%
Copper 2.9% Manganese 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.