Botanical name – Daucus carota L.
Caste – Abiaceae
Genus – Daucus
The carrot plant is a very popular vegetable around the world. Its roots are used for food. Carrot’s nutritional value is high. It is also rich in vitamin A (carotene).
Carrots are eaten around the world in many different ways. It is widely used as a vegetable in Sri Lanka for cooking or in salads and soups. Carrots are used in raw foods as well as processed products are popular in the market. Carrot juice is a popular drink in Europe as well as in countries like Japan and China.
In some countries, carrots are grown in high density to get the leaves, and the tubers are plucked and sent to market before they can form. Canned, dehydrated and frozen carrots as well as pickled carrots are found.
– Folic acid
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin C
Why you should drink carrot juice daily?
Carrot has Vitamin A
Once beta carotene enters our body, it is converted into vitamin A. It is not something that only nourishes the hair. It makes the whole body healthy. Carrots are rich in vitamin A. Eight 30ml of carrot juice contains about 80% of the daily requirement of vitamin A. You already know that vitamin A is essential for the health of the eye.
Makes skin healthy.
Gives skin a beautiful golden hue.
Ageing reduces wrinkles.
Controls hair loss
Carrot has Vitamin C
Carrots are also rich in vitamin C. Drinking eight 30ml of pure carrot juice can provide about 35% of the body’s daily requirement of C 35%. Vitamin C is a highly concentrated antioxidant.
Carrot has Potassium
Carrot juice contains potassium. Potassium is also needed for proper muscle function. Proper potassium in the body can stave off hypokalemia, muscle cramps, acne, kidney disease and dry skin.
No More calories
If you are a weight control person, you can drink carrot juice without any worries. Eight 30ml of carrot juice contains 80 calories or less.
What you need to do?
Drink a glass of carrot juice instead of the coffee you drink in the morning. Carrot juice, which is rich in vitamins and minerals, can provide many health benefits, including cleansing the body.