What is it?
Carrots are part of the root family, more specifically the taproot. Carrots can be found in a wide variety of colors, such as orange, yellow, white, and purple.
Where does it grow?
Carrots are grown in the ground. They are considered the root of the plant. The leafy greens that grown above ground can be eaten as well as the beet itself. Today carrots are grown around the world, but it is said that they originated from Afghanistan and were originally only purple in color.
How to eat it?
Carrots should be peeled before eating. They can be eaten raw or cooked.
Selection & Storage:
Carrots are considered a winter vegetable, although you can find them year round. To store carrots remove their greens, so they don’t continue pulling out the nutrients from the root. The greens can be stored separately for use later up to a few days. Carrots on the other hand, will store in the refrigerator for 3-4 weeks.
Carrots contain high amounts of vitamin A, which is why they are known for improving eyesight. When eaten raw our bodies only absorb 10% of the nutrient, but when cooked we absorb about 29%.
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