Source: ARS

Carrots have been modified to have higher amounts of calcium, according to studies by Agricultural Research Service-funded scientists who report that the research could be used to add this valuable nutrient to other crops.

The current U.S. recommended average intake of calcium for adults aged 19 to 50 is 1,000 milligrams daily. But inadequate dietary calcium is a global concern, and poor diets and exercise habits prevent many people from achieving and maintaining optimal bone health. Calcium is a key component for healthy bones.

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