Carrot is Daucus carota sativus of the parsley family. Carrot is a vegetable grown for its edible root. Raw carrots are eaten in salads and are mixed with some viands. Carrot contain carotene, a chemical that is converted into vitamin A by the body, it helps prevent night blindness.

Health Benefits of Carrot:

  1. Carrot can enhance the quality of breast milk.
  2. Carrot can improve the appearance of the skin, hair and nails.
  3. When taken daily it can lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
  4. Raw contain beta-carotene, a strong antioxidant that can prevent cancer.
  5. Carrot juice when taken everyday prevent bodily infections and is claimed to be valuable for the adrenal glands (the small endocrine glands situated above the kidneys).
  6. Carrot can help improve eyesight.
  7. Carrot can help increase menstrual flow.
  8. Carrots can regulate blood sugar.
  9. Carrot can promote colon health, because carrot is rich in fiber.

Carrot is also helpful in the following cases : Obesity, Poisoning of the blood, Gum disease, Insomnia, Inflamed Kidneys, Liver, Gallbladder, Alzheimer's disease, Colitis, Ulcer Painful urination

Vitamin and Mineral Content :

  1. Vitamin A - 12,000 I.U,
  2. Vitamin B; Thiamine B: .06 mg.
  3. Riboflavin: .06 mg.
  4. Niacin: .5 mg.
  5. Vitamin C: 5 mg.
  6. Vitamin D, E, G, & K
  7. Calcium: 39 mg.
  8. Iron: .8 mg.
  9. Phosphorus: 37 mg.
  10. Fat: 0.3 gm
  11. Carbohydrates: 9.3 gm.
  12. Protein: 1.2gm.
  13. Calories: 42
  14. Scientific Name: Punica granatum
  15. Origin: West Asia (Iran), Eastern Mediterranean
  16. Varieties: Several, based on color.
  17. Season: October through January, but pomegranate juice is available year round in the supermarket or online store. When buying pomegranate juice look for 100% juice with no sugar, no high fructose, corn syrup or other fillers.
  18. Tree: height: up to 5m
  19. Fruit: diameter: 6-12 cm; weight: 100-300gm
  20. Culinary uses: taken fresh; fruit juice, syrup, soup, juices is added on icings, salad dressing and is used to flavor sauces and pickles.