Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Carrots- Cooked Or Raw, Which Is Better?


A major misconception is that all veggies are far more nutritious when eaten raw, but that isn't necessarily so, at least for some veggies. One such veggie is the lovely carrot. Personally, I prefer raw carrots. I love the crunchiness, and there's nothing like a frothy glass of fresh carrot carrot juice.

But, thankfully, I don't have to forgo the juicing to get the full benefits of the beta-carotene, that the carrot is so famous for. But carrots do release more of that beta-carotene and other phenolic compounds when they are cooked rather than eaten raw. So if you want to take advantage of all those antioxidants, you should opt for cooking those carrots a little.

5 comments:

Frasypoo said...

How do you make carrot juice ?I add a dash of lemon in it.Yum!

MondaythroughSunday said...

I did not know that...great to know! I like them both ways..cooked or raw..yum.

Incognito said...

POO: That sounds interesting. Haven't juiced for a while.. but I love carrot/Spinach. Some people use ginger with their carrot juice.. supposedly really good for you.

MONDAY" Never really liked cooked carrots.. not sure why...

mykidsmom said...

Hi. Frasypoo pointed me your way when I remarked on having an interest in natural ways to deal with health issues. I will definitely be checking back in.

Incognito said...

Anytime, MKM. Will look forward to seeing you around.