Beets, kale, ginger, lemon, and carrots are some of the best liver cleansing foods. Juice them together and you have a delicious and easy way to cleanse your liver. This juice will kick-start your day! Beet Juice Recipe with Liver Cleansing Foods Your liver is your main detoxifying organ, and it can get bogged down … Continue reading The Liver Cleansing Juice You’ll Crave!
Widely available at most supermarkets, the common root vegetable carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus, Apiaceae) is a biennial plant with erect, green stems and fine, feathery leaves.1 The plant produces densely clustered white blossoms in an umbrella shape, which is typical of plants in the Apiaceae family. The edible taproot comes in a variety of colors: orange is … Continue reading Food as Medicine Update: Carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus, Apiaceae)
Juicing has become increasingly popular in recent years and is now a multi-million dollar industry.Fresh fruit and vegetable juices can be purchased at most grocers, farmers' markets, and shops dedicated to fresh juice. They can also be made at home with juicing equipment. Carrots are a common ingredient in many juices, as they provide a … Continue reading Health Benefits of Carrot Juice
History and Traditional Use Range and Habitat Ubiquitous at any supermarket, the common root vegetable carrot (Daucus carota, subsp. sativus) is a biennial plant that is an excellent source of vitamin A (one cup contains approximately 600% of the recommended daily value) and fiber.1 Indigenous to Europe as well as parts of Asia and northern … Continue reading Food as Medicine: Carrot (Daucus carota, Apiaceae)
Beta-carotene is a red-orange pigment found in plants and fruits, especially carrots and colorful vegetables. The name beta-carotene comes from the Greek "beta" and Latin "carota" (carrot). It is the yellow/orange pigment that gives vegetables and fruits their rich colors. H. Wachenroder crystallized beta-carotene from carrot roots in 1831, and came up with the name … Continue reading What is Beta-Carotene? What Are The Benefits of Beta-Carotene?
Carrots are often thought of as the ultimate health food. You were probably told to "eat your carrots" by your parents and you probably tell your kids the same thing, and when asked why, you explain, "Because they're good for you!" But how did the carrot get such a good reputation and why exactly are … Continue reading Carrots: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information