Carrot Powder: Spice Up a Product and Increase Shelf Life
They aren’t thought of often, but carrots are a great example of a versatile ingredient. This root vegetable has many uses as a product component, and not just to add a distinctive bite of flavor. Carrots, especially the powder made from the vegetable, can add essential nutrients and even shelf life to a variety of products. Carrot powder is all the flavor and nutritional benefits of carrots in an easy-to-use form.
Most of us are familiar with the carrot as a taproot either eaten raw or as a cooked vegetable, but it is not as well known that a powder can be made up of the orange vegetable. And the powder retains the carrot’s original flavor qualities. Carrot powder doesn’t take away from the carrot’s nutritional value. Carrot powder contains an abundance of the antioxidant beta carotene, as well as vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, E and K, and minerals calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. Carrot powder is made to be rich in nutrition and moderating in taste, so it can be added to a variety of products in a multitude of ways.
Carrot powder can be used in a number of products, including smoothies, carrot cake, muffins, stews, meat dishes, and gravies. There’s even a new study that found carrot powder can increase the nutraceutical benefit, and therefore shelf life, of sausage. Overall, there are numerous benefits to using carrot powder as an additive in many different products.
Carrot powder is a nutritional, convenient option as an added ingredient. The easy-to-use and store nature of a powder, combined with the flavor and nutritional benefits of the original vegetable, make carrot powder a valuable addition to your next product.
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