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After potatoes, carrots are without doubt the best-known and most popular root vegetable of all. The carrots we eat today were developed from the wild carrot but until the Middle Ages carrots eaten in this country were purple – orange carrots were imported from Holland in the 17th and 18th Centuries.

 Health Benefits
  • High in vitamin A which contributes to the maintenance of normal skin and vision.
  • Naturally fat free
  • Naturally low in calories
  • Naturally high in fibre


Nutritional Value
         Per 100g (raw)        
Calories   34kcal  
Protein   0.5g  
Carbohydrate   7.7g  
Fat   0.4g  
Fibre   2.1g (NSP)
3.9g (AOAC)


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