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Black Carrot: A Magical Vegetable With Numerous Health Benefits

Kaali Gajar’s color is primarily due to a high concentration of anthocyanin. On the other hand, orange and yellow carrots tend to be higher in beta-carotene.

Ayushi Raina
Kaali Gajar existed across Asia and the eastern Mediterranean long before the orange carrot became popular
Kaali Gajar existed across Asia and the eastern Mediterranean long before the orange carrot became popular

The most popular places to find and eat black carrot, also known as Kaali Gajar, are Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. People are intrigued by this dark-colored vegetable because the carrot has long been recognized as an orange-colored vegetable.

People in the West have grown up assuming that carrots have always been orange, although Kaali Gajar existed across Asia and the eastern Mediterranean long before the orange carrot became popular in the 16th century. 

The color of Kaali Gajar is mostly attributable to a high concentration of anthocyanin. Orange and yellow carrots tend to be higher in beta-carotene. Kaali Gajar has a distinct flavor with an unexpected sweetness and a slightly peppery aftertaste.  

Benefits of eating Kaali Gajar/black carrot 

Below we have written few amazing benefits of eating black carrots;

Anti-inflammatory Properties 

Anti-inflammatory foods, such as kaali gajar, can help fight against inflammation in the body, lowering the risk of a variety of diseases and illnesses. Some studies have shown that purple foods such as kaali gajar may help in preventing urinary tract infections. 

Rich in antioxidants 

Antioxidant anthocyanins serve to protect cells against oxidative damage. They benefit the body by neutralizing and eliminating oxidants from the bloodstream. This has additional benefits like slowing down the indications of ageing, making your skin seem youthful, and lowering your risk of heart disease.

A high-antioxidant diet is also proven to keep your brain active and your stomach healthy. 

Full of nutrients 

They are rich in dietary fiber, vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese while being low in calories. They are also high in carotids, which help with eye and skin health. It is critical to consume vitamin C-rich foods throughout the winter season since they aid to build your immunity and protect you against colds and flu. 

Beneficial to your eyes 

Anthocyanin-rich foods such as kaali gajar may help improve your eye health.  Anthocyanins can aid your vision in a variety of ways, including improving circulation and combating macular degeneration. 

Aids digestion 

The fermented Kaanji drink, prepared from kaali gajar and mustard seeds, is believed to improve digestion during the winter season which tends to become a bit sluggish. Kaali gajar is also full of fiber which helps in regulating digestion. 

The majority of the fiber in kaali gajar is soluble which absorbs water in the digestive tract and transforms into a gel-like substance. This keeps you full for longer and can help lower your blood cholesterol and regulate your blood sugar levels. Purple carrots are slightly sweet, but when cooked, they lose a lot of their color and flavor. As a result, they are best eaten raw. 

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