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How to Grow Carrots in Colors of the Rainbow

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  • Carrots contain many valuable nutrients that support healthy vision, heart, brain, bones and nervous system, including vitamins A, K and C, as well as valuable antioxidants
  • Carrots come in many different colors. Red carrots are higher in lycopene and beta-carotene; yellow contain high amounts of xanthophyll and lutein; white carrots tend to be milder with high fiber content, while purple carrots contain higher amounts of anthocyanin, beta- and alpha-carotenes
  • Cooking carrots whole, skin intact, without chopping, slicing, grating, shredding or peeling them, is the best way to obtain the most nutrients and can boost their anticancer potency by about 25 percent

Carrots, while higher in sugar than many other vegetables and therefore best eaten in moderation, have a number of excellent health benefits, including:

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