“Eat the Rainbow!” is Sprout’s ongoing blog series dedicated to reminding parents of the importance of feeding their kids a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables daily. Why? Because feeding them fruits and veggies of different colors every day is the simplest way to make sure they get the full range of nutrients their growing bodies need. Keep watching this space for more fruit and veggie spotlights and tips on how to get your li’l sprout to eat (and love!) their fruits and veggies.

An illustrated graphic featuring colorful carrots with callouts to feature the benefits of carrots like antioxidants, potassium, vitamin k1, beta carotene, fiber

“Have you ever seen a bunny wearing glasses?”

That’s the punchline to a joke parents have been telling kids forever to explain the merits of carrots—all in hopes of getting them to clean their plate. And while it’s true that carrots are good for your eyes (they contain vitamin A, which is essential for preventing blindness in children), what makes them so wonderful is that they’re good for so many other things, too.  

Did you know that carrots also support the body’s ability to fight infection? Promote bone health and healing? Optimize the digestive system? Help prevent the development of type 2 diabetes? Reduce the risk of cancer, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease? ¹

Clearly, this mighty little root vegetable is way more valuable than we give it credit for.

Child in caregivers arms reaches for a Sprout Organics pouch containing carrots

Hurray for phytonutrients! 

What makes carrots so powerful are the same things that make them so colorful—phytonutrients. Phytonutrients (also known as antioxidants, polyphenols or carotenoids) is the umbrella term for the 4,000+ natural compounds produced by plants that support human health and keep your baby’s body working properly. Of all the phytonutrients found in carrots, beta-carotene is the most well-known. Our bodies convert beta-carotene into vitamin A, benefitting our vision, immune system, skin health, bone health and more. ²   The compound also doubles as a pigment, giving carrots their distinctive bright orange hue. 

Image of colorful carrots in the sky with the word phytonutrients across the image

Sprout 🧡 carrots

At Sprout, we’ve made it our mission to help kids eat more fruits and veggies. Because, well…the science is pretty clear: The healthier your baby eats now, the better the chances they’ll keep eating healthy their whole life and grow to reach their full potential. 

Our organic pouches, meals and snacks are loaded with fruits and vegetables. In fact, more than 50% of our pouch products are veggie-leading. That means it’s the first and most prominent ingredient!

One of our most popular go-to ingredients? You guessed it—carrots.  And not just any old carrots, by the way. We’re talking real, organic carrots—just like Mother Nature intended. No artificial flavors or GMOs ever. From our amazingly crunchy Pumpkin & Carrot Crinklez (made to fit perfectly in tiny hands) to our plant-based Veggie Power purees, carrots play a huge part in making our products tasty, wholesome and fun. 

When it comes to carrots, there’s a lot to love.

Three Sprout Organics pouches sit on a counter

Carrots, carrots and more carrots

Satisfy your little sprout’s appetite for carrots and help give them a healthy headstart. It’s easy with Sprout’s super convenient, USDA Certified Organic, carrot-centric lineup of meals and snacks.

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CITATIONS

¹ https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270191

²  https://fruitsandveggies.org/stories/what-are-phytochemicals/

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