The carrots jumbo are a biennial plant in the umbellifer family Apiaceae. It grows a rosette of leaves in the spring and summer while building up the stout taproot. Fast-growing varieties mature within three months of sowing the seed, while slower-maturing varieties are harvested in autumn and winter. The roots contain high quantities of alpha and beta carotene, and are a good source of vitamin K and vitamin B6.
Carrots should be Firm
The Carrot should be Firm (not flaccid or limp), straight with a uniform taper from ‘shoulder’ to ‘tip’, Bright orange and there should be little residual “hairiness” from lateral roots. Fresh Carrots are harvested by machine and carefully hand selected in the packing.
Health benefits of carrots
An overwhelming body of evidence exists suggesting that increased intake of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables reduce cancer and cardiovascular disease risks, carrot included.
A variety of dietary carotenoids have been shown to have anticancer effects due to their antioxidant power in reducing free radicals in the body.
One study found that current smokers who did not consume carrots had three times the risk of developing lung cancer compared with those who ate carrots more than once a week.
Colon Rectal Cancer
Beta-carotene consumption has been shown to have an inverse association with the development of colon cancer in the Japanese population.
Colon Rectal Cancer
Carrot juice extract was shown to kill leukemia cells and inhibit their progression in a 2011 study.
Among younger men, diets rich in beta-carotene may play a protective role against prostate cancer, according to a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition.
According to Duke ophthalmologist Jill Koury, MD, vitamin A deficiency causes the outer segments of the eye’s photoreceptors to deteriorate, damaging normal vision. Correcting vitamin A deficiencies with foods high in beta-carotene will restore vision.
Studies have shown that it is unlikely that most people will experience any significant positive changes in their vision from eating carrots unless they have an existing vitamin A deficiency, which is common in developing countries.
Antioxidants and Phytochemicals
So where did all the hype surrounding carrots and vision come from? During World War II, the British Royal Air Force started an advertising campaign claiming that the secret to their fighter pilots clear, sharp vision was carrots. Realistically, the fighter pilot’s accuracy was due to a new radar system the British wanted to keep secret from the Germans, but the rumor spread and remains popular today.
Other possible benefits of carrots apiaceae
The antioxidants and phytochemicals in carrot apiaceae may also help with blood sugar regulation, delay the effects of aging, and improve immune function.
Carrot Apple Beet Juice recipe
Carrots are Rich in Vitamin A.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Start by thoroughly washing your apple, beet and carrots. Make sure to clean your beet really well so that you don’t have any dirt left on it. I gently scrubbed my beet to get all of the dirt off. Once everything has been washed and dried, cut your apple, beet and carrots into smaller pieces that your juicer will be able to easily process.
Now you are ready to juice. I started by putting in a slice of the beet followed by a piece of apple to help get the beets through my juicer. Once I had juiced all the beets, I continued with the leftover apple and carrots. Continue until all of your beets, apple and carrots have been processed.
You will be left with a delicious, earthy, sweet apple beet carrot juice to enjoy! Drink immediately or store in an airtight container for up to three days.
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