Increase nutritional value with effective eating methods!
Carrots are included in every dish, such as stir-fried vegetables, stews, and meat and potatoes. I think many people eat carrots almost every day.
I also cook with carrots every day, but I knew nothing more, just knowing that it contained carotene. I searched for it so that my family could be healthier!
Now, let’s take a closer look at the nutrition, effects, and effects of ginseng. There are more effective ways to eat carrots to increase their nutritional value, so please take a look there as well.
What is the nutrition contained in ginseng?
Carrots are called the king of β-carotene.
The reason is that carrot carotene contains 4000㎍ of pumpkin and 3100㎍ of Japanese mustard spinach, which is more than double the amount of β-carotene compared to 8600μg.
Let’s take a closer look at nutrition.
Beta-carotene in carrots suppresses the increase in active oxygen that causes cancer and stroke. It also has the effect of preventing arteriosclerosis and heart disease.
Also, it helps prevent cataracts, maintain eyesight, and improve eye health such as eyestrain.
It also has the function of strengthening the skin and mucous membranes, so it is useful for skin beautification and anti-aging. It also supports the mucous membranes of the throat and nose, preventing colds and strengthening immunity.
In this way, β-carotene has various roles in protecting health.
Potassium has the behave of excreting excess salt from the body, so it effectively prevents swelling.
It also helps maintain blood pressure and keep cells healthy.
It activates the function of the intestines and is useful in relieving constipation. It also has the role of excreting unnecessary cholesterol in the body.
Looking at this, carrots are amazing. I ignored ginseng because it is a vegetable that is always present, but it seems to be a panacea because it is rich in β-carotene, potassium, and dietary fiber.
Is the skin the most nutritious carrot?
Beta-carotene is abundant near the skin!
Carrots are the most nutritious on the skin side and less nutritious toward the center. The amount of β-carotene on the skin side is 2.5 times that of the central part, and the amount of polyphenols is 4 times.
Therefore, when cooking, it is recommended to eat without peeling as much as possible.
If you want to peel it, you can chop it into kinpira or stir-fry to lose nutrition.
I think many people made this mistake.
From my mother, carrots contain nutrients, so don’t peel them! I was told that carrots wouldn’t be peeled. However, when I cooked with my friends, if I didn’t peel it, I was told,
Tell your friends here now!
“Don’t peel carrots! Nourishment is in the skin!”
How to get carrot nutrition. Which is better, raw or heated?
When carrots are fried in oil, the absorption rate of β-carotene increases
Cooking is necessary to absorb β-carotene from carrots efficiently. You can get twice as much β-carotene by
frying in oil rather than eating it raw.
Rather than carrot salad, eating carrots with stir-fried vegetables, carrots, stew, and curry will give you more nutrition.
I was surprised that carrots could be nutritious just by cooking them in oil! I love carrots for the whole family, so I’m happy that they are healthy.
Are carrot leaves nutritious?
Carrot leaves also contain a lot of nutrients!
Some, such as carotene, vitamin E, vitamin K, folic acid, and potassium, contain more nutrients than ginseng. Therefore, please do not throw away the leaves, but put them in stir-fry, simmered dishes, soup, etc. and cook.
It’s hard to get carrot leaves, but you should always use them for cooking instead of throwing them away when you can buy carrots with leaves.
The nutritional value of carrots is even higher during the season!
The season for carrots is from November to January.
Carrots from autumn to winter are sweet and nutritious, so they are delicious.
However, since it is produced nationwide, it is shipped in different production areas throughout the year.
Carrots also have a season. So many people don’t care about the season. During the sweet and nutritious season from November to January, I want to eat many carrots to replenish my nutrition!
Types of carrots
Five-inch carrot: General carrot with high quality. It is harvested in the fall in cold regions. Suitable for all cooking.
This is the carrot that is always sold at supermarkets.
Kintoki ginseng: Another name is Kyo ginseng. It is elongated at 30 cm and contains a lot of lycopene as nutrition. A bright red color characterizes it. Carrots that are indispensable for New Year’s dishes.
Mini carrot: Also known as a baby carrot. It is often eaten raw as a salad with a uniform shape and a length of about 10 cm.
Better Rich: A carrot with intense sweetness and is delicious even when eaten raw without any peculiar habit. Great for juices and simmered dishes.
Ginseng that is rich in nutrition and has immunity-boosting and skin-beautifying effects. I want to incorporate it into stir-fried foods, oil dishes, and stewed dishes to be healthy.