21 Aug Gluten Free, Non-GMO Carrot Powder
Carrot powder is manufactured from grinding dried or dehydrated carrots.
Carrot powder has a mild, sweet, and slightly peppery flavor that blends seamlessly into smoothies, sauces and more. It can also be used for flavoring or as a natural coloring agent in pastas and baked goods. Rich in beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the body, carrot powder is a healthy addition to any diet.
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What Is Carrot Powder?
We make carrot powder by drying fresh carrots and then grinding them to a fine, powdery texture. Ideal as a flavoring or coloring agent in pastas, sauces, dressings and baked goods.
• Light to fresh orange powder
• Fine texture
• Mild, sweet, slightly peppery flavor
• Rich in vitamin A and Vitamin C
Carrot is one of the most popular root vegetables, carrots are known for their rich supply of carotenoids, a rich group of phytonutrient antioxidants that are beneficial to the cardiovascular system and cell renewal process.
Carrot powder can be used in a number of products, including smoothies, carrot cake, muffins, stews, meat dishes, and gravies. There’s even a new study that found carrot powder can increase the nutraceutical benefit, and therefore shelf life, of sausage. Overall, there are numerous benefits to using carrot powder as an additive in many different products.
Carrot powder is a nutritional, convenient option as an added ingredient. The easy-to-use and store nature of a powder, combined with the flavor and nutritional benefits of the original vegetable, make carrot powder a valuable addition to your next product.
What are the Benefits of Carrot Powder?
Researchers suggest that the nutrients in carrot powder/ carrot root powder/ carrot juice powder may provide us with a number of important health benefits. The carotenoids, phenolic acids and vitamin C for instance, have vital antioxidant properties which prevent free radical cell damage, inflammation, and microbial infections. Other benefits from the flavonoids and the other nutrients include promoting good eye health, supporting heart and cardiovascular function, maintaining appropriate blood glucose levels, preventing cancer, and promoting skin health and overall wellness.
Antioxidant Properties/ Immune Support
Several studies imply that vitamin C, carotenoids such as beta carotene and lutein, and phenolic acids such as the hydroxycinnamic acids, which are abundant in the powder or carrot juice powder, may support our immune system.
How does carrot root powder promote good eye health? Beta carotene (which is converted into vitamin A) along with lutein and zeaxanthin, are crucial for eyesight. Studies show that they are especially important in preventing or reducing issues such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and night blindness.
The antioxidant vitamin C is another vital compound for healthy vision. Studies show that it has the potential to protect our eyes from free radical damage as it does for the other cells in our bodies.Heart and Cardiovascular Function
Studies indicate that the risk of heart and cardiovascular disease such as atherosclerosis and stroke may be lowered by phytochemical flavonoids, vitamins, minerals and fiber. How do these bioactive compounds improve heart and cardio function?
As we have seen, carrot root powder has these compounds, especially the flavonoids and vitamin C, in high enough quantities that their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties can benefit our heart and circulatory system.
Help with Diabetes
How can carrot powder help people with diabetes? Scientists determine that the dietary fiber in the powder may lower blood glucose levels, which diabetics must keep under control. The fiber also increases satiety because it is slow to digest. This prevents diabetics from gaining weight, a situation that can also cause adverse effects.
According to research, beta carotene, lutein and lycopene, which are found in carrot juice powder, may help to promote healthy glowing skin and skin color. These carotenoids are also crucial in wound healing. They help the skin heal faster, while staving off infections and inflammation. As a matter of fact, the early Afghans realized that the nutrients in carrots had the potential to heal their cuts and infections. Carotenoids may also have the potential to reduce wrinkles, age spots and other signs of aging.