Information Design Basics

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The basic rules of how to design a clear map are similar for tables, charts and other informational diagrams.
The above graphic shows 3 tables with the same text presented in different ways. I want to emphasise 'Carrot' under 'My Favourite Cakes' and for the table to be clear and easy to read. Which of the 3 best fits this need and list 4 reasons why?

Further Reading

Edward Tufte resources