Nutrition Facts

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Carrot Nutrition Facts

1 large carrot (2.5 ounces) provides approximately:

  • 30 calories
  • 7 grams carbohydrate
  • 1 gram protein
  • 0.1 grams total fat (< 0.1 grams saturated fat)
  • 2 grams fiber

Carrot Nutrition Myth: Carrots need to be avoided because they're "high in sugar."

It is true that the calories in carrots are higher than some other vegetables, but don't be afraid to eat them!!

I witness people avoiding carrots (or bananas) like the plague due to the supposed "sugar content," only to "cheat" by eating some sugary, processed junk food.

Why don't you avoid sugary, processed junk food like the plague and "cheat" by eating a carrot? What's up with the disconnect?

Carrot Nutrition Facts

You won't get fat from eating carrots because you're not likely to eat them to excess.

I'm waiting to meet the person who can attribute poor health and excess weight to binging on carrots and excess carrot calories!

Carrot Nutrition

You should buy organic carrots.

Like apples, carrots are on the "dirty dozen" list.

That's a list of the top 12 fruits and vegetables that have the highest concentration of pesticide residues.

Washing and rinsing your carrots will reduce levels of pesticides, but it will never eliminate them entirely.

So... prioritize buying organic carrots!

Carrot Nutritional Value

Carrots are an:

  • excellent source of vitamin A
  • a very good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium and fiber
  • a good source of vitamin B6, manganese, molybdenum, vitamin B1, vitamin B3, phosphorus, magnesium, and folate

Get Your Carrot Nutrition - Eat More Carrots:

  • Add grated carrots to tuna or egg (white) salad.
  • Make a slaw with grated carrots, raisins, pineapple, plain nonfat yogurt, and cinnamon.
  • Make a slaw with grated carrots, grated apple, shredded coconut, grated fresh ginger and chopped walnuts.
  • Add grated carrots to hashbrowns, potato pancakes, or muffins.
  • Toss cooked carrots with a little fresh lemon juice.
  • Add honey and orange juice to cooked carrots to make a light glaze.
  • Saute carrots with curry powder and stir in raisins.
  • Grated carrot + peanut butter sandwich.
  • Grated carrots + lowfat cream cheese sandwich.
  • Eat carrot soup and a lowfat grilled cheese sandwich.
  • Drink carrot, apple, ginger juice.

Nutrition in Carrots

Snack on 1 cup of raw carrots and you'll get approximately:

  • 685% of the daily value (DV) for vitamin A!
  • 20% DV Vitamin K
  • 19% DV Vitamin C
  • 11% DV potassium
  • 15% DV fiber
  • 9% DV Vitamin B6
  • 8.5% DV Manganese
  • 8% DV Molybdemun
  • 8% DV Vitamin B1
  • 5.5% DV Vitamin B3
  • 5.5% DV Phosphorus
  • 5% DV Magnesium
  • 4% DV Folate

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