#91348. Asked by --simone--. (Jan 20 08 3:17 PM)
The carrot gets its characteristic and bright orange colour from â-carotene, which on consumption by humans is metabolised into vitamin A. Massive overconsumption of carrots can cause hypercarotenemia, a condition in which the skin turns orange (although this is superior to overdose effects of vitamin A, which can cause liver damage). Carrots are also rich in dietary fibre, antioxidants, and minerals.
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