Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Carrots - Part 1

I found this on the Very Well site and want to share it with my carrot lovers.

If you like crunchy snacks, carrots might be the perfect treat.  Carrots are easy to prepare, easy to pack and they don't need to be refrigerated so you can eat them on the go. But there are a few things about carrot calories that healthy eaters should know.
Carrot Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 medium (61 g)
Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Calories 25

Calories from Fat 0

Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g

Monounsaturated Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 42mg
Potassium 195mg
Carbohydrates 6g
Dietary Fiber 1.5g
Sugars 3g

Protein 0.5g

Vitamin A 204% · Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 2% · Iron 1%
*Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Carrots are a healthy, crunchy treat. The veggie is high in fiber and a single serving of carrots contains only 30 calories. Not bad, right? But that's if you only eat a single serving. A single serving might be a small handful of baby carrots or one large carrot.

Low carb dieters and people who need to limit carbohydrate intake might be concerned about the carbs in carrots. There are six grams of carbs per carrot and three grams of sugar, more than many other vegetables. But carrots also provide fiber. So you'll only get 4.5 net carbs per carrot
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