Bioscience

How sweet to be a maroon carrot

February 2, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: TheBatt.com, Kristen Dwyer] – “BetaSweet” carrots have more beta-carotene, texture and crunch than a regular carrot. So what’s the difference between a regular carrot and a BetaSweet? BetaSweet carrots have a Texas A&M maroon tint, as opposed to the traditional orange color.

The purplish color comes from the antioxidant anthocyanin, which is found in blueberries and could be effective in preventing cancer cells.

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