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Purple Carrots – The Magnificent Superfood

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Purple carrots – the result of mutation because of lethal chemical substances? Fortunately, not – those orange carrots that one buys from the markets are solely one of the myriad diverse types & it appears that the Dutch need to be given due credit for the widespread consumption of this sweet-tasting root veggie in present times.

Carrots earlier obtained were quite slender and in shades of reds, purples & blacks – rather bitter-tasting. The orange colour appeared in the sixteenth century as a result of inventive Dutch cultivators using trans-mutated N. African yellowish carrot seeds for creating orange carrots.

After ten years of cultivation experiments, revival of a veggie that dates back several thousand years back has been possible. Purple carrots are tricky in growing & even quite hideous & somewhat of a creature. Because of this, it is inconceivable that purple carrots would be seen in fresh veggie marts, rather the latest resurgence of such an age old form is due to its recognized worth in the nutraceuticals business.

It is a well-identified fact that deeper the tone of a veggie, the better it is for your health & this veggie has a deep purplish colour. As information about it wasn’t available hence its testing was conducted by researchers.

This variety when tested was found to possess exceedingly high antioxidant presence as well as inflammation-combating attributes thus capable of treating arthritic & metabolic syndrome patients among several other health problems. It is rather exceptional for any food based item to be having such potent outcomes on severe inflammation & pain respite and has trounced several pharmaceuticals brand names in correlated studies.

Beta carotene presences in purple carrots are in fact two times that one could get from any other carrot variety and believed to lower cancer risk. Moreover the additional health advantage in purple carrots is anthocyanins that are deemed potent antioxidants and is present twenty-eight times more as compared to the orange variety. Purple carrots thus surpass the antioxidant rich properties of even blueberries.

The anti-cancer-causing powers of purple carrots have been proven to assist against cancers, cardiovascular ailment, stroke & also diabetes. However, as our bodies are capable of absorbing anthocyanins to only some extent hence it is recommended that serves of this veggie be small-sized & not overdoing it.

The root of purple carrots has been deployed for treatment of an array of health issues like parasitic worms in intestines, feeling constipated, unsettled stomach & tonsil problems. During primeval era, purple carrots were deployed for their medicinal value for treatment of animal bite cases to even sexually transmitted diseases. It has even been believed to have aphrodisiac properties.

Even, the FDA has consented to carrots being promoted as a fat-less, less-salt, cholesterol-less and rich in vitamin A, fiber.

Consuming this purple powerhouse veggie will even promote weight loss while also shielding blood vessels, improve eyesight, lower allergy reactions and the best way of adding it into your everyday consumption is in juiced form. Factually, just a single carrot eaten would help provide adequate vitamin A for the whole day.

Dr. Red Nutraceuticals offers a crystalline item for consumption that consists of ingredients like extracts of olive leaves & purple carrots that people could procure from markets and are even planning to research more items having purple carrots as the key constituent.

Purple carrots are being cultivated across several Australian locations for pharmaceuticals reasons. Preservation & development of the seeds of purple carrots have been done for a decade by S. Pacific Seeds & Dr. Red’s firm is now growing these in several areas with emphasis put on Lowood yield whose current harvesting is been done. With a yield of thirty metric ton at hand another hundred are anticipated soon.

Although the colour of this carrot variety might put-off some while be quite eye-catching to others, it is certainly befitting to be a healthy individual’s best buddy.

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