This ultimate kale pesto veggie wrap is full of nutrients. Pretty in green on the inside and out. Tender broccoli and fresh carrot and spinach layers add to the flavourful kale pesto before you roll these up for your first bite.
Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamin C, useful stores of beta carotene, contains folate, iron and potassium, helps to protect against cancer. One portion of boiled broccoli 100g provides just over half the recommended daily intake of vitamin C, a useful amount of beta-carotene which the body converts into vitamin A and some Lutein, folate, iron and potassium. The darker the florets like purple, green or deep blue green the higher the amount of both vitamin C and beta-carotene.
Carrot is the source of beta-carotene, the plant form of vitamin A. the greatest nutritional benefit of the carrot is that it is an excellent source of beta-carotene. Research has linked low Beta carotene levels in the blood decreases the risk of some cancers.
There is also evidence that high intake of beta carotene may help to protect against damage caused by free radicals. The body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A, which is needed for healthy vision as well as the maintenance of mucous membranes.
Spinach is high in carotenoids, and a good source of vitamin C, good source of potassium, useful source of folate and lutein. Spinach contains high concentrations of carotenoids, especially beta carotene and lutein both are antioxidants which partially explains why several studies have shown that eating the green vegetables might help to protect against cancer.
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