BABY CARROTS

A smaller variety of carrot that has been selected to minimise preparation and maximise flavour.

Carrots are an excellent source of betacarotene, which the body converts into Vitamin A for healthy eye-sight - hence the saying carrots help you see in the dark. It also acts as an antioxidant and an immune system booster. Carrots have more beta carotene when they are mature. An added benefit is the fact that their carotene content may increase as much as 55 after harvest.

BABY CARROTS are classed as a vegetable.

Tips

Serve as a traditional vegetable accompaniment. Boil, steam, microwave, roast or stir-fry.

Nutritional Information

Typical values per 100g: energy 48 kcal, 204 kJ protein 0.9g carbohydrate 10.6g fat 0.2g.

Preparation

Wash before use. Trim both ends.

Storage

Store in a refrigerator.

Choosing

Look for clean and firm carrots with brightly-coloured, unblemished skin.

Fun Fact

When the carrot was first introduced to France, back in the middle-ages, people ignored the edible root and grew it for its feathery leaves which were used to decorate hairstyles, hats, and other items of female apparel.

Availability

Shown below is where this item grows in the world and where it may come from when you buy it at your supermarket or local shop.

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Kenya
South Africa