I love purple carrots! Did you know that carrots come in a variety of colors? Carrots can be purple, white, yellow, and red, in addition to orange. Actually, ancient carrots were originally just purple and white.
All carrots contain many nutrients, including fiber, potassium, vitamin C, manganese, vitamin A, and some B vitamins. However, each color of carrot has MORE of specific nutrients that help to give them their coloring. For example, orange carrots are packed with beta-carotene, which most people know is great for healthy vision. Red carrots contain lycopene, and yellow carrots contain lutein—both antioxidants.
Purple carrots are high in anthocyanins, a nutrient in the polyphenol family, which also helps prevent oxidative stress that is linked to health conditions such as cancer, mental decline, heart disease, and aging. Anthocyanins are also anti-inflammatory and found in other purple foods like purple potatoes and red cabbage.