Daucus Carota popularly known as carrot, a root vegetable usually orange, although there are crops of purple, black, red, white and yellow. They are native to Europe and Southwestern Asia. The plant probably originated in Persia and was originally cultivated by its leaves and seeds.
Carrot is the only species that produces an antifungal toxin called falcarinol. It is a natural “pesticide”, a metabolite that it produces to protect itself. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which your body converts into vitamin A. This nutrient promotes good vision and is important for growth, development and immune function. Vitamin A, formerly known as vitamin H, biotin plays an important role in the metabolism of fats and proteins. Also known as phyloquinone, vitamin K1 is important for blood clotting and can promote bone health.
Beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A in the liver and then combines with a protein called opsin to form rodopsin. This substance is required for night vision and color. In addition, the beta-carotene is melanin stimulant and it helps promote a tan to the skin. Regular carrot consumption can also help protect eyes from age-related vision problems such as macular degeneration and cataract. Yellow carrots have lutein, which is also good for the eyes. This may help or prevent age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss. One of health benefits is that the vegetable acts as a natural abrasive that cleans plaque and leftover food particles. Carrot also stimulates saliva production, a substance that helps prevent plaque formation. Vitamin A and the antioxidants found in carrots help protect the skin from sun damage and the harmful effects of free radicals that are sometimes released during normal metabolic processes. Carrots contain a substance called retinoic acid, which can help the body keep skin healthy
It can be used into pasta of various models, such as in noodles, cakes, pies, lasanhas, pancakes and muffins, carrot is incorporated into several dishes to balance a heavy meal or source of lots of protein. Often in digestive helper juices or in meals like soups to give more flavor to the dish. An innovative idea is to add it to dishes as the main ingredient; ice creams, chocolates, biscuits, creams and even sweet pie fillings. This food is rich in beneficios and can replace alone in a dish, all the nutrients of a meal.
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