Benefits Of Purple Carrots

Purple Carrots

Purple carrots or Beta sweet carrots were first cultivated in Afghanistan since the 10th century AD. But the carrot is not even utilized at all.

Purple carrot has a nickname, namely Beta Sweet Carrot. This is because the content of beta carotene on purple carrot is 50 percent more than orange carrots. Besides purple carrot also contain more antioxidants and vitamin A when compared with orange carrots.

The color purple on purple carrot comes from anthocyanin pigments, the color producing pigments in vegetables and fruits. The higher levels of pigments, the more intense of the color purple.

In addition to natural purple carrots, researchers and food scientists in the UK also created a purple carrot through genetic engineering in 2002. The purple color in carrots comes from anthicyanin, a substance of very high antioxidants like in grapes and blueberry. This color can make children to consume more carrots because it is not boring because this color is curious.

Purple carrot can be found in supermarkets. But to find it rather difficult, besides the price is a bit expensive. Although the price is different with orange carrots, but this carrot has a flavor similar to orange carrots. That is crisp and slightly sweet.

The following is the content of nutrients and compounds of purple carrots (per 100 grams) namely:

  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine) 0.04 mg (3%)
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 0.05 mg (3%)
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin) 1.2 mg (8%)
  • Vitamin B6 0.1 mg (8%)
  • Vitamin B9 (folate) 19 mg (5%)
  • Vitamin C 7 mg (12%)
  • 24 calories of energy
  • Protein 1.2 grams
  • 0.3 grams fat
  • Dietary fiber 3 g
  • 9.3 grams carbohydrate
  • 5 g sugar
  • 39 milligrams of calcium
  • Magnesium 18 mg (5%)
  • 37 milligrams of phosphorus
  • 0.8 milligrams of iron
  • Potassium 240 mg (5%)
  • Sodium 2.4 mg (0%)
  • Beta-carotene is 8285 mg

Here are the benefits of purple carrots:

  • Preventing blockage of blood vessels (atherosclerosis)
  • Preventing heart disease risk
  • Prevent cancer
  • Maintaining eye health
  • Overcoming disease eczema
  • Overcoming pinworms
  • Overcoming eye minus
  • Overcoming angina pectoris
  • Eliminate spots on the skin
  • Prevent premature aging
  • Prevent stroke
  • Soften the face
  • Overcoming constipation
  • Overcoming pain when menstruation
  • Overcoming fever
  • Overcoming cough
  • Treat hypertension
  • And others

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