Not just rabbit food, carrots carry a number of nutritional benefits to add to your daily activities. We all know the saying that carrots improve eye sight, and in fact they do. They are also a very good source of immune-supportive vitamin C; bone-building vitamin K; and heart-healthy dietary fiber and potassium.
Although carrots are available all year-long, they are most fresh in the summer and fall when they are grown locally. Carrots can be kept in the fridge for up to three months. If you find that your carrots seem to be getting a little limp, try removing the greens as they tend to retain moisture. If you must freeze your carrots, it’s best to blanch them first. This way, they can be kept for about 10 months.
We know that you already have a dish or two that uses carrots, and we want to know what they are! Share your favourite recipes or something new you tried this week below in the Comments section. One ingredient at a time, we are building our resource of tried-and-true recipes!
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