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Carrot is an orange-colored root vegetable. There are purple, red, white and yellow colors Carrot. Canadian Academy of Sports Nutritionas well. One cup of carrots contains 11 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber and 1 gram of protein.

Average calories: 48 per one cup.

Carrot: one cup

Carbohydrate

11

Fiber

5

Protein

1

Fat

0

Calories

48

 

Vitamins found in higher amounts: vitamins A, K, C, B6, B9, B3 and B2. One cup of carrots provides approximately 21500 IU vitamin A.

Minerals found in higher amounts: potassium, manganese, magnesium, sodium and calcium.

Phytonutrients found in higher amounts and their health benefits: the orange color of carrot results from a high concentration of carotenoids in this vegetable. Beta-carotene and lutein are the prime carotenoids. Other carotenoids (alpha-carotenoid, gamma-carotenoid, and zeaxanthin) are found in small quantities. Carotenoids are potent antioxidants that promote healthy eyes. They also reduce the risk of occurrence of the lung and bladder cancers.