ZENXIN Organic Carrots
Directly from Chiangrai, Thailand
ZENXIN carrots are sourced directly from Chiangrai, Thailand which is blessed with abundant sunshine, rich soil and most importantly a cool climate that can yield perfectly juicy and crunchy carrots with a lovely splash of orange color. Grown with lots of care and love by a small group of farmers, ZENXIN premium quality carrots are absolutely free from synthetic fertilizers and full of great tasting flavour. Their naturally sweet milk flavour and firm texture are delicious enough to make into soups, salads or carrot cakes.
It’s always safe and healthier to opt for organic vegetables especially when it comes to root crops like carrots. Grown in soil, carrots tend to absorb toxins and pesticides in the soil, nevertheless when you choose ZENXIN Certified Organic Carrots you would not need to worry about them, as they are strictly grown organically without any synthetic pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers. The farmers in Thailand use traditionally earth-friendly farming methods inspected by a nationally recognized agency to verify organic authenticity. Hence, you can even eat them without peeling, just rinsing is all that necessary to enjoy ZENXIN Organic Carrots.
There are more colours of carrots ?!
Carrot is a root vegetable that has a crunchy texture and sweet taste that is always known for its high content of beta-carotene, and will be transformed into vitamin A in your body which supports healthy vision and skin integrity. From raw toppings to cooked dishes, carrots can be prepared in many types of cuisines such as western, oriental and more.
Colour and their nutrients
Carrots can be found in different colours with different nutrients for various health benefits.
The common type of carrot that is often seen on our dining table. It is packed with beta and alpha carotene that will be transformed into vitamin A in our body for eye health.
Contributed by high amount of anthocyanin that is known for its antioxidant properties in preventing heart disease and degenerative diseases.
Packed with lycopene which will contribute to good health as it helps to reduce the risk of certain cancers, such as prostate cancer.
The less common form of carrot that contains xanthophylls and lutein that are known for cancer prevention and good eye health.
Can carrot peels be eaten?
Carrot peels contain some nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin B3 (niacin), and other phytonutrients. It is perfectly edible as long as it has been cleaned thoroughly to remove dirt on its surface by washing it under running water for about 30 minutes to fully remove dirt, any remaining pesticide residue and even bacteria. Hence, opt for organic ones for minimum pesticide exposure and get the most nutrients out of it!
Eaten raw or cooked?
Preparing carrots by steaming or with minimum heating would make beta-carotene to be more readily available to be absorbed by our body due to cooked carrots would have their cell walls soften from heat. No worries about losing the beta-carotene in the carrot as it is a fat-soluble vitamin.
You may still consume carrots raw by incorporating into your salad, smoothie or juice as it still remains its fibre, potassium and other beneficial nutrients for optimal health. Thus, variety is the key to a healthy diet.