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Home > Diet & Nutrition > Food List > Carrots

CARROTS

Carrots & Chinese NutritionNature: cooling

 

Actions: clears heat, detoxifies, strengthens all

organs, benefits the eyes, relieves measles, lubricates the intestines.

 

Nutrition:


Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene and vitamin K. They also contain anti-cancer pigments called carotenoids. Furthermore, carrots produce a natural pesticide, falcarinol, that has been shown to reduce colon cancer.
 

1 cup raw (shredded):
 

Calories

 47

Total fat

 (g) 0.2

Saturated fat

 (g) 0

Monounsaturated fat

 (g) 0

Polyunsaturated fat

 (g) 0.1

Dietary fiber

 (g) 3.3

Protein

 (g) 1

Carbohydrate

 (g) 11

Cholesterol

 (mg) 0

Sodium

 (mg) 39

Beta-carotene

 (mg) 15

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