Carrot Juice

Daucus carota sativa



Vitamins, vitamins, vitamins!

Carrot Juice

What are the benefits of carrot juice for your skin?

Fresh carrot juice gives the skin a bright, healthy glow. The vibrant orange colour of the vegetable is due to beta-carotene, an antioxidant compound and a precursor to vitamin A when ingested. Antioxidants help fight the oxidation of skin cells - a natural process that, in short, causes the skin to wrinkle. It is therefore thought that the application of antioxidants to the skin has a rejuvenating effect, although research still needs to investigate this further.

A bit of colourful history

Carrots are biennial plants belonging to the Apiaceae family. They produce edible taproots of different colours: orange, yellow, white and purple. The name derives from the Greek karoton, and the root of the word (pun intended) means ‘horn’ - a reference to the carrot’s shape.