Day 3: Carrots
Can you believe I picked up these beautiful, organic, rainbow carrots at Trader Joes? These are perfect to add to your soups, stews, salads, or just on their own.
Carrots have come in many colors since the origin of the veggie, actually they were mainly purple until they were cultivated to be primarily the orange color we are so familiar with.
It’s great to see them available in various colors because each color has different nutritional benefits:
- Orange offers beta and alpha carotene pigment which helps promote vitamin A in the body, great for eyes and skin.
- Purple also have anthocyanin which is a flavonoid that offers antioxidants similar to #blueberries which is great for the heart, memory and are anti-inflamitory and anti-cancer.
- Yellow also contain Xanthophyll a yellow pigment, and Lutein which help fight cancer and are great for eye sight and eye health.
Eating all the colors of carrots is another great way to eat the rainbow, thanks to carrots!