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The Main Nutrients In Carrots



Carrot is a nutrient-rich vegetable, rich in various nutrients. Its main nutrient is carotene. Carotene can be converted into vitamin A in the human body. It has anti-cancer health effects, so it is called Yishou.


Carrots contain a lot of carotene

Carrots contain a lot of carotene. The molecular structure of this carotene is equivalent to two molecules of vitamin A. After entering the body, it acts as an enzyme in the liver and small intestine mucosa, 50% of which becomes vitamin A. It can treat night blindness; carotene is converted into vitamin A. Vitamin A is an essential substance for normal growth and development of bones, which is helpful for cell proliferation and growth. It is an element of body growth and is of great significance for promoting the growth and development of infants and young children. Vitamin A helps to enhance the body's immune function and plays an important role in preventing epithelial cell carcinogenesis. The lignin in carrots can also improve the body's immune mechanism and indirectly destroy cancer cells.


(1) α-carotene

Experiments have shown that the alpha-carotene contained in carrots is 10 times more potent than β-carotene and has a strong effect on preventing abnormal changes in DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). As early as more than a decade ago, studies have found that the higher the concentration of alpha-carotene in the blood, the lower the risk of heart disease in the subject. According to a 14-year follow-up survey by researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control, the higher the alpha-carotene content in the blood, the longer the life expectancy.

The food with the highest alpha-carotene content is carrots. In pumpkins, oranges, and citrus, the content of α-carotene is also high. Alpha-carotene is not afraid of high temperature cooking. Put the carrots in the broth and cook, as long as the soup is drunk, it will not cause obvious loss of α-carotene. On the contrary, cooked food is more conducive to the absorption of various carotenoids, as long as a small amount of oil can achieve full absorption.


(2) β-carotene

Japanese scientists have found that beta-carotene in carrots can effectively prevent allergic diseases such as pollen allergy and atopic dermatitis, and β-carotene can regulate the intracellular balance, making the body less prone to allergic reactions.


Other nutrients

In addition, carotene also contains plant fiber, hypoglycemic substances, lignin and the like. Carrots powder contain plant fiber, which has strong water absorption and is easy to swell in the intestine. It is a "filling substance" in the intestine, which can strengthen the peristalsis of the intestine, thereby benefiting the wide intestine and preventing laxative.Carrots also contain hypoglycemic substances and are good food for diabetics.


Quercetin and kaempferol contained in carotene can increase coronary blood flow, lower blood lipids, and promote the synthesis of adrenaline, thus having a blood pressure-relieving effect. Carrots contain potassium succinate, which helps prevent hardening of the blood vessels, lowers cholesterol and lowers blood pressure. Folic acid in carrots can reduce the incidence of coronary heart disease. Hypertensive people have a good antihypertensive effect after drinking carrot juice. People who eat more carrots are almost 50% less likely to suffer from heart disease than people who eat less carrots.

Carrots contain a highly immunogenic substance, lignin, which increases the ability of human macrophages to reduce colds.


YesHerb carrot powder is made from fresh carrot, produced in HACCP & ISO 9001 certified factory with air drying technology, the carotenes have been reserved  maximumly. Widely used in food, food supplements, and other espects.

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