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Do you know the black carrot?

Although the orange variant of carrot is more common, the truth is that this vegetable can present various colors including red, purple, white, yellow and black.

The roots have an unexpected sweetness, a subtle and slightly spicy flavor. The color variation is mainly due to the concentration of compounds found in the varieties of this sweet root.

The dark color of the purple and black varieties indicates a high concentration of anthocyanins, while orange and yellow carrots tend to contain higher amounts of beta-carotene and other active ingredients. The black carrots have a unique taste, decidedly different from the white or orange carrots.

Health Benefits

Treats rheumatoid arthritis- Some of the active ingredients present in black carrots have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which help decrease the incidence of chronic diseases and the oxidative stress that causes rheumatoid arthritis.

Against cancer- With an incredibly high amount of anthocyanins, black carrots actively fight the development and spread of cancer cells. Its antioxidant agents help eliminate free radicals and neutralize carcinogenic activity in the body.

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease- The antioxidants present in the plant root, are known to reduce amyloid beta plaque deposition in the brain. This deposition may lead to neural congestion and the onset of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

Improves vision- Carrots are famous for providing beta-carotene, which is known to directly protect the health of sight. Functioning as an antioxidant, beta-carotene may decrease the risk of macular degeneration and delay the development of cataracts, helping to see better for longer.

They help digestion, control high cholesterol, and diabetes- Carrots are extremely rich in dietary fiber, which is essential for a healthy digestive system. Food fiber helps to stimulate the peristaltic movement and improve the absorption of nutrients in the intestine. In addition, fiber helps lower cholesterol levels and regulates the release of insulin and glucose into the body, which is good news for diabetics.

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  1. Don’t know about the black carrot but did know that not all carrots are orange. Also not surprised that this particular carrot has lots of health benefits. Strangely though I have never seen black carrots at the grocery store.

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