What is it?
Carrots are considered a biennial plant in the umbellifer family and they are part of the root family, more specifically the taproot. The 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 carrots?
Carrots may or may not be peeled before eating. They can also be eaten steamed, cooked in water or raw.
How to Select & Storage Carrots?
Carrots are considered a winter vegetable, although you can find them all 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. But also deliver a great source of vitamin K and vitamin B6.
Science has shown that when eaten raw our bodies only absorb 10% of the nutrient, but when cooked we absorb about 29%.
Note: Steaming carrots is a much better and healthier option as it keeps all the nutrients your body needs.
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