3 It's rich in antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin and betacarotene
and is also high in vitamin E, manganese and zinc.
Using selective breeding and molecular techniques, Dr Sunette Laurie and colleagues at the Agricultural Research Council in Pretoria boosted levels of betacarotene
, the compound which gives the vegetable its characteristic orange colour and which is converted by the body to vitamin A.
5 THE fruit has a good amount of betacarotene
, which gets converted to vitamin A.
That means it has high doses of betacarotene
Rich in vegetable protein and B12 as well as betacarotene
and iron, potassium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus and calcium.
4 RAISINS also contain vitamin A and betacarotene
, which are essential for keeping our eyes in good shape and healthy.
They also contain high levels of unsaturated fats and betacarotene
, which will help the skin and protect it from skin and protect it from signs of ageing.
It's 60-70 per cent pure protein, and is also rich in gamma-linolenic acid and betacarotene
, both of which support your immune system and help to keep your eyes and skin healthy.
For example, tomatoes and peppers stored in a bowl rather than the fridge can contain double the betacarotene
and up to 20 times more lycopene - both of which have been linked to lowering rates of cancers.
Great ways to serve fruit & veg at its seasonal best: Carrots High in fibre, brimming with healthy betacarotene
and with a unique flavour, carrots are the nation's favourite veg.
He said: "It has long been accepted that carrots are very good for us, brimming with betacarotene
and fibre and contributing to our five a day, but this research project will go much further in improving our knowledge and awareness of the health benefits of this group of root vegetables.
3 It's also rich in B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin A and antioxidants like betacarotene