A raw carrot is a great alternative to fruit
Carrots should be eaten both raw & cooked.
Carrots cooked whole, then cut up, are noticeably sweeter than if they are cut up first.
Cooking carrots is simple, just wash, peel & cut into any shape before boiling, steaming, stir-frying, roasting, barbecued, braised, pureeing or even frying with a little honey
For boiling carrots, it is best to boil them for 12-15 minutes.
6 - 8 minutes to steam carrots that are sliced 1/2cm thick.
Carrots are full of sulfur & glutathione which helps in the detoxification process, especially when eaten raw.
Buy carrots without the greenery still on them, otherwise those pretty leafy tops will act like nutrient vampires sucking out the vitamins & moisture before you can eat the carrots.
Roasting brings out the sweetness in carrots, which works well with savoury flavours. Cut carrots into large chunks and roast with olive oil, cumin and cinnamon. Once cooked, toss them with raisins & parsley.
Grate & add them to stir-fries, bolognese sauce or pasta bake. Steam carrots & mix them through mashed potato.
Transform carrots into an exotic, boldly flavoured Moroccan side dish by braising them with mint, cinnamon, garlic, red pepper, coriander, honey & lemon.
Carrots pair well with mild or strong flavours... use spices like; cinnamon, cumin, coriander, ginger, nutmeg & paprika, along with herbs: dill, fennel, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, basil & garlic
Roasted Vegetable Soup Recipe
|Serving size: 1 carrot - 100g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.4||0.6%||0.4|
|- saturated (g)||0.1||0.4%||0.1|
|- sugars (g)||3.3||4%||3.3|
|Dietary fibre (g)||2.7||9%||2.7||Contains Dietary Fibre|
|Vitamin A Equiv. (µg)||1000||133% RDI*||1000||A good source of Vitamin A Equiv.|
|Vitamin C (mg)||5.9||15% RDI*||5.9||A source of Vitamin C|
|Niacin||1||10% RDI*||1||A source of Niacin|
|Potassium (mg)||230||230||Contains Potassium|
|Vitamin B6 (mg)||0.14||9% RDI*||0.14|
|Folate (µg)||17||9% RDI*||17|
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