Scientists Introduce The ‘Super Carrot’

If you’re all for genetically modified food that might give you and added bit of calcium than the newly unveiled ‘super carrot’ is for you.

Researchers in Texas say they’ve developed a so-called ‘super’ carrot that helps people absorb more calcium. They hope by adding the vegetable to a normal diet, it could help ward off conditions such as brittle bone disease and osteoporosis.

“If you eat a serving of the modified carrot, you’d absorb 41 percent more calcium than from a regular carrot,” said Dr. Jay Morris, a post doctorate researcher at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and lead writer on the finding, in a news release.

“We believe that if this technology is applied to a large number of different fruits and vegetables, that would have an even greater impact on preventing osteoporosis,” he said

This carrot still has a few clinical trials to go through before you will see it in your local grocery store.

While I like that it will be easier to increase you child’s calcium intake at the same time as boosting their Vitamin C, I hate the fact that ‘clinical trials’ are needed on a vegetable before it can be sold to the public.

When this ‘super carrot’ is finally available at your grocery store, will you buy it?


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Lisa Arneill

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