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The carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, red, white, and yellow varieties exist. It has a crisp texture when fresh. Carrot gets its characteristic and bright orange colour from β-carotene, which is metabolised into vitamin A in humans when bile salts are present in the intestines. Carrots are also rich in dietary fibre, antioxidants, and minerals.

Source: Wikipedia

Carrots and the Dukan Diet

Carrots on the Dukan Diet are allowed in moderation during PV Days of the Cruise Phase and more freely in later phases.

Although carrots are included in the allowed food, they are quite starchy (and include small amounts of sugar), so avoid having them with every meal while in the Cruise phase.

Health and Dietary Benefits

  • You can get a whole day's supply of vitamin A from ¼ cup of grated carrot, which is a little over an ounce of carrots.
  • Very good source of vitamin K and a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and have a fair source of other micronutrients.
  • Beta-carotene is an antioxidant, which means that it counters the damaging effects of oxygen on the cells of the body.
  • Rich in poly-acetylene anti-oxidant falcarinol that may help fight against cancers by destroying pre-cancerous cells in the tumors.
  • Good source of dietary fiber, manganese, molybdenum, magnesium, folate, potassium and phosphorus.

No other vegetable or fruit contains as much carotene as carrots, which the body converts to vitamin A. They're also an excellent source of vitamin B and C, as well as calcium pectate, an extraordinary pectin fibre that has been found to have cholesterol-lowering properties. The carrot is an herbaceous plant containing about 87% water.

Carrots also contain, in smaller amounts, essential oils, carbohydrates and nitrogenous composites. They are well-known for their sweetening, antianaemic, healing, diuretic, remineralizing and sedative properties.

While carrots are generally an excellent addition to any eating plan, take into consideration that eating too many carrots can turn your skin orange or yellow, a condition called carotoderma.




Amount per 100g
Calories 38
Total Fat 185mg
Saturated Fat 30mg
Sodium 74mg
Total Carbohydrate 9g
Fibre 3g
Sugars 3g
Protein 785mg
Source: WolframAlpha

Fresh carrots

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