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11. 24. 2004

Anyone for Steamed Purple Carrots?


Researchers with the US Agricultural Research Service are breeding carrots that come in a palette of flashy colors to entice us to eat our greens.
According to them, these mutant veggies are full of pigments with health-promoting properties. Xanthophylls in the yellow carrots have been linked with good eye health. Red ones contain lycopene that's believed to guard against heart disease and some cancers. Purple carrots owe their color to anthocyanins, a powerful shield against free radicals.
Despite their nutritional and culinary appeal, Simon's carrots haven't yet caught on in growers' circles (how strange!!!). But that could change as consumers create a demand for these strange, but good-for-you veggies. Thanks but, no thanks, I'd rather stick to boring orange carrots.
Via ScienceDaily.

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