carrot // vegetable

carrot // vegetable

🌱🥕🤔 Did you know that carrot greens are just as edible as carrots? Carrot greens are a great replacement for herbs in traditional sauces like pesto or chimichurri and even sautéed with garlic and red pepper as a delicious side dish.

💪 Carrot leaves have 6 times more Vitamin C than the carrot root! They are also a good source of Vitamin K, which is not there in the root per se. Additionally, carrot roots are an important source of dietary carotenes and contribute to our vitamin A needs. A carrot a day keeps the doctor at bay!  

👩‍🍳 Carrots are one of the most popular root vegetables because you will never get bored with this incredibly versatile root, enjoy them raw as a snack or in salads, cooked for soups and sides, or added to sweet bakes like Grandma Sita’s delicious plant-based carrot cake! 

👵🧡 Grandma Sita’s tips:
*Carrot is safe to eat with the skin, as long as it is thoroughly washed. Certainly, there is no waste in carrots.
*The best way to keep carrots fresh is by storing them inside a container in the crisper of your fridge.

📗 Although most of us associate carrots with their bright orange color, carrots were originally yellow and purple. 

🌎 Root vegetables are packed with beneficial vitamins and health-promoting compounds such as antioxidants. Know your roots and enjoy a season full of yummy plant-based meals. Eating local and seasonal fruit and vegetables helps to reduce food waste, saves resources, improves food quality and healthy habits, and boosts the local economy.

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