Kool Kumara - The vegetable with super powers!
Kumara are high in Vitamin C and a good source of Vitamin E. Orange kumara are high in Beta-carotene (a form of Vitamin A). They are also a good source of fibre when eaten with the skin on. In addition to fibre and these vitamins, kumara offer other essential nutrients such as, potassium, iron, and Vitamin B-6.
Beta-Carotene is a special kind of Vitamin A that helps your body wage war against free radicals. Free radicals try to damage your cells, but Beta-Carotene coats your cells and helps your immune system fight back. One orange kumara contains four times the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for Beta-Carotene when eaten with the skin on. It would take 23 cups of broccoli to give you the same amount of Beta-Carotene as in one medium size kumara. Help your body fight back by eating more kumara!
Just 2/3 of a cup of kumara also gives you 100% of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for Vitamin A. Kumara are a very healthy source of Vitamin A because many other foods high in Vitamin A are also high in fat. Kumara are virtually fat-free!