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Carrots

carrots

Carrots are like an artist's blank canvas, they can be turned into almost anything, sweet or savoury, raw or cooked, anything is possible with a carrot. The best thing about carrots is that they are exceptionally good for you raw, but cooking them also increases the amount of carotene that the body is able to absorb, so it is win, win, win every time you eat carrots.

Daucus carota

The original wild carrots were thin, spindly and purple, quite different to the large orange carrots we know and love today...

The main thing to look for when selecting carrots is to make sure there are no splits in them. Fresh carrots will be brightly coloured and hard...

A lot of the goodness in carrots is kept just under the skin. Varieties these days have a super smooth, thin skin, so think about not peeling them, just give them a good wash...

Carrots are famous for their β-carotene content, part of the Vitamin A group which appears to be used directly by the eye's retina to maintain its function...