Since the skin of a carrot is the same color as what's directly beneath it (like a tomato or a red pepper), the peel and its flesh have similar nutritional properties.
However, the highest concentration of phytonutrients is found in a carrot's skin or immediately underneath.
Just rinse the carrot thoroughly rather than peeling it to reap these benefits.
Carrots are a fantastic source of vitamin A, which is how they earned their reputation as a sight superfood.
Per the NIH, Vitamin A is "critical for vision as an essential component of rhodopsin, a protein that absorbs light in the retinal receptors, and because it supports the normal differentiation and functioning of the conjunctival membranes and cornea."
Vitamin A is also important for immune function and cellular communication.
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