How to cook Carrots
Grate, slice or shave carrots raw into salads or you can steam, boil, roast or stir-fry them. Carrots are typically used alongside onions, celery and leeks as a base for soups, sauces and casseroles. Carrots can even be grated and used in cakes. The small leaves are also delicious in salads.
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DID YOU KNOW?
Carrots are a root vegetable. They are part of the plant family called Apiaceae, which includes parsley, coriander and celery.
The first cultivated carrots were purple, not orange. You can also find yellow, pink, white, red and even black carrots, too.
The wild carrot is called Queen Anne’s Lace. This is because the crop produces beautiful flowers, which looks a bit like intricate lace.
Did you know that carrot seeds have a wonderful smell? Go on, open a pack of seeds and give them a sniff!
What are the health benefits?
Carrots are a great source of vitamin A, which helps us to see properly and even helps us to see more clearly in the dark.