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?