Turns out mom was right: carotene strengthens your eyes, boosts your immune system and is anti-oxidant as well. Carrots have 2181.5 milligrams (mg) (all values based on 100 grams of the vegetable) of this antioxidant.
Yellow capsicum has a whopping 183.5 mg, while red capsicum has 127.7 mg of the vital antioxidant, vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system, maintains connective tissue and perhaps most importantly, makes your smile brighter by preventing mouth ulcers.
Boasting 304.8 mg in a stalk of celery, potassium helps regulate the electrolytes and fluids in your body, allowing for proper bodily functions such as the transmission of nerve impulses and muscular contractions.
Long Chinese Cabbage
Calcium is important for keeping your bones and teeth strong and long Chinese cabbage will keep you from getting rickety hips when you’re older. It comes packed with 140.8 mg of vertebrae building calcium.
A key element for buttressing your bones and teeth, phosphorous and calcium are two inseparable and essential minerals. Broccoli contains 65.3 mg of this bone-saving mineral.
Kale weighs in with the highest scores of carotene, calcium and vitamin C (3004.9 mg, 178 mg and 106.6 mg respectively), making this the vegan victor in our selection.