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Different types of carrots in existence and their importance.

White carrot - White carrots are pigment-free and they contain phytochemicals that work with nutrients and dietary fibre to protect against diseases like colon cancer. The phytochemicals in white carrots also can help reduce the danger of stroke. White carrots are good for carotene allergy sufferers. These varieties are very low in total carotenoid content and lack any pigmentation hence the presence of the white colour. They tend to possess a smoother flavour than orange carrots.

Red carrots also have lycopene, which helps prevent heart disease.

Yellow carrots have lutein, which is also good for your eyes. Studies have found that it can help with or prevent age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in the U.S.

What makes purple carrots nutritionally unique is their content of the antioxidants anthocyanins.

Antioxidants like anthocyanins help protect your body from oxidative stress, which refers to an imbalance between reactive molecules called free radicals and antioxidants in your body

Purple carrots are particularly rich in anthocyanins, which are antioxidants shown to guard against heart condition , mental decline, and diabetes.

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