Facts about Carrots – They’re not just for Rabbits!

June 26, 2013
In Nutrition


CarrotsIf you’ve tried our Purify or Fuel juices, you know that we love carrots! They don’t call them “the crunchy powerfood” for nothing; carrots provide tons of nutrition to the body. And did we mention they’re delicious? Carrots are the second most popular vegetable in the world after potatoes! (1) Read on for more interesting facts about carrots!

So…on to the nutrition part. If you know anything about carrot nutrition, you know they’re chock full of beta-carotene! Believe it or not, the nutrient beta-carotene was actually named after the vegetable. (2) Carrots contain valuable amounts of of other important carotenoids (especially alpha-carotene and lutein); (3) hydroxycinnamic acids (including caffeic, coumaric, ferulic); anthocyanins (in the case of purple and red carrots); and polyacetylenes (especially falcarinol and falcarindiol). They’re an incredible source of Vitamin A; immune-supportive vitamin C; bone-building vitamin K; and heart-healthy dietary fiber and potassium. (4)

When we’re not juicing carrots, we love to roast them with a little olive oil, steam them, or work them into delicious salads! It’s recommended that you eat them whole for maximum nutrition.

So tell us, how do you incorporate carrots into your daily diet? (5)

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1. Herrington, Diana. “10 Benefits of Carrots: The Crunchy Powerfood.” 10 Benefits of Carrots. CARE2.COM INC, 26 Oct. 2011. Web. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-benefits-of-carrots.html

2. Krishan, Shubhra. “6 Helpful Health Facts About Carrots.” 6 Helpful Health Facts About Carrots. CARE2.COM INC, 19 Mar. 2014. Web. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/6-helpful-health-facts-about-carrots.html

3. Cook, Michelle Schoffro. “Carotenoids Show Promise for Cancer.” Carotenoids Show Promise for Cancer. CARE2.COM INC, 31 Jan. 2013. Web. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/carotenoids-show-promise-for-cancer.html

4. “Carrots.” Sweetwater Organic Farm. Sweet Water Organic Farm INC, 2013. Web. http://sweetwater-organic.org/veggies/carrots/

5. “Carrots Are the Food of the Week.” The World’s Healthiest Foods. The George Mateljan Foundation, 2 Feb. 2015. Web. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=21

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Annie Lawless


Annie Lawless, Co-Founder of Suja Juice and Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC), developed a passion for health and nutrition as a teenager after years of managing her own food sensitivities. She saw her health vastly improve when she began juicing and following a modified organic diet. Annie strengthened her knowledge for health and nutrition through her work as a yoga instructor and during her training at the Integrative Institute for Nutrition to become a Certified Holistic Health Coach. When not in the kitchen or on the road, Annie spearheads consumer education for Suja, which ranges from blogging on behalf of the brand, sharing her innovative recipe creations on Suja’s social media platforms and her personal favorite, one-on-one interaction with Suja fans.