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Tasty Recipes for Carrots
all the commonly consumed vegetables, carrots provide the highest amount
of pro-vitamin A carotenes. Carrots also offer an excellent source
of fiber, vitamin K, and biotin. They are a good source of
vitamins B6 and C, potassium, and thiamine. Carrots contain a large
amount of antioxidant compounds which help to protect against
cardiovascular disease and cancer. The high intake of carotene has been
linked with a 20 percent decrease in postmenopausal breast cancer and up
to a 50 percent decrease in the cancers of the cervix, bladder, colon,
prostate, larynx, and esophagus. Extensive studies have shown that
a diet that includes at least one carrot per day could cut the rate of
lung cancer in half. Carrots are also effective in promoting good
vision, especially night vision. Beta-carotene provides protection
against macular degeneration and the development of senile cataracts -
which is the leading cause of blindness in the elderly.
Freezing - Carrots can be frozen:
blanch for 3 minutes, rinse in cold water, drain, and pack into airtight
Refrigerate - Remove greens and refrigerate in a plastic bag. Will last 2-4 weeks.
In its most basic form, simply combine grated carrot, apple cut into bite-sized pieces, some mayo, and a handful of raisins. But I find there are endless ways to mess with this recipe and still have a tasty salad! Add some nuts: walnuts, pecans, or pepitas. Add some diced celery. Substitute dried cherries or cranberries for the raisins. Mix together a little plain yogurt and a dab of honey and a shake of paprika and use this instead of mayonnaise. If you have some, you can even dice up a little jicama and throw that in.
A variation of the above mentioned salad....So try this: grate up a few carrots and a raw beet (scrubbed and peeled lightly with a vegetable peeler first). Add cut up apple, a handful of raisins, and some nuts (toasted if you have the time and inclination! A few minutes in the toaster oven does the trick). Stir in a dollop of mayo to incorporate everything and serve! You can enhance the mayo with a little lemon juice, honey and cinnamon for added yum.
Recipe taken from Debbie's Kitchen Live Earth Farm
Carottes Rapées (Grated Carrot
Live Earth Farm
Carrot and Parsley Salad
Makes 6 servings
½ cups grated carrots
Combine the carrots, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, oil, salt, and pepper in a serving bowl and toss well. Carrot and Parsley Salad can be made ahead and refrigerated, covered, until serving time. It will keep nicely for 2 or 3 days.