Carrots are a good source of vitamin A, from carotenoids, in particular beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A by the body. One medium carrot supplies more than the recommended dietary intake for a day. Carrots are also a source of dietary fibre, folate and vitamin B6 and contain a dietary significant amount of potassium.
The main phytonutrients in carrots are the carotenoids and falcarinol which are being studied for their protection against some cancers.
New season Pukekohe carrots are a different shape to the Ohakune carrots more longer and pointed