At the Home Grown Farm we grow nantindo and dragon’s tongue varieties.
It’s hard to find the perfect snack, especially when you’re trying to watch your calorie intake. Look for snacks that taste good and can help curb your appetite, like carrots. Knowing the nutritional value of carrots can help you see how they make a healthy addition to your diet.
Carrots make a low-calorie food choice. A 100-gram serving of carrots, equivalent to about 3/4-cup of grated carrots, contains 41 calories.
The macronutrients in carrots include its carbohydrate, protein and fat content. Carrots are virtually fat-free, with most of their calories coming from their carbohydrate content. A 100-gram serving of carrots contains 0.9 grams of protein, 0.2 grams of fat and 10 grams of carbohydrates.
Carrots also provide a number of essential vitamins and minerals. A 100-gram portion of carrots contains 33 milligrams of calcium, 320 milligrams of potassium, 5.9 milligrams of vitamin, 19 micrograms of folate and 16,706 International Units of vitamin A.
Carrots are also a good source of the phytonutrients beta carotene and lutein. Both are carotenoids that help protect your body from chronic disease. A 100-gram portion of the carrots contains 8,285 micrograms of beta carotene and 256 micrograms of lutein + zeaxanthin. Beta carotene acts as an antioxidant protecting your cells against free radical damage. It also supports immune health. Lutein is also an antioxidant but it primarily found in your eyes and may protect you from macular degeneration and cataracts.