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Carrots: Why Not Baked?

Discussion in 'Carrot Salad, Bamboo Shoots, Mushrooms' started by seano, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. seano

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  2. Mittir

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    Cooked carrot increases absorption of beta-carotene. Raw carrot eaten separate from the meals
    mostly passes without getting digested. Heat also decreases antibiotic effect of carrot.
     
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    I wonder if freezing them does the same. Does anyone know?
     
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    Studies i have seen only talk about cooked vs raw carrot. I know carrot can be grown in winter
    and resistant to light frost. I think storing in refrigerator should preserve natural
    antibacterial compounds. One study mentioned that shredded carrot does not preserve
    well against spoilage compared to whole carrot. It might not be a good idea to
    store shredded carrot in refrigerator for long time.
     
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    This.

    Even with raw, I get orange callouses.
     
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    100 grams of raw carrot has about 15,000 IU.
    I was eating about 50 grams 2-3 hours after lunch and
    avoid eating for next 2 hours to avoid digestion.
    I noticed orange callouses in the beginning and later realized
    i was getting that color from grating carrot.

    RP recommends washing the shredded carrot to remove
    some of the beta carotene. I do not do fine grating, it is little
    bit coarse. I also avoid chewing too much.
    I think adding oil also prevent digestion of raw carrot.
    Eating Carrot salad involves a lot of precautions.
    Cooked bamboo shoots and cooked button mushrooms are
    much easier to handle. I get slightly more benefit from
    carrot.
     
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    Well, I eat 4 raw carrots a day, so that might have something to do with it.
     
  9. FredSonoma

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    Would eating it too close to a meal actually make it more likely to be somewhat digested by us / bacteria?
     
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    RP recommends eating raw carrot separate from the meal.
    Different foods take different time to be digested.
    It usually takes 4-5 hours for a standard meal to leave stomach completely.
    I just pick 2-3 hours after meal for convenience. I do no know for sure, i guess
    when carrot reaches the food in stomach some digestion occurs.
     
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    Yeah. I'm finding it easier to get around to eating the carrot salad regularly if I grate 3 day's worth at a time and store in fridge. Maybe it deteriorates a little in this time, but seems OK. If I leave it longer than 3 days it can start to deteriorate noticably.
     
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    How orange are we talking? I just upped my Vitamin A intake and my natural skin tone is on the warm/yellow side, so I'm wondering how to tell if this is happening. Is it the kind of thing where you can't miss it? Is it a very clear difference?
     
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