CARROT, MINI

Mini carrots are specially grown and selected to be sweeter than regular carrot varieties.

Carrots are an excellent source of Betacarotene, which the body converts into Vitamin A for good 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.

CARROT, MINI are classed as a vegetable.

Tips

Serve as a vegetable accompaniment, in salads, or with dips.

Nutritional Information

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

Preparation

Wash thoroughly, trim tops (it looks attractive to leave about 1 cm) and trim the bottoms. Steam or boil whole. Alternatively, roast around a joint.

Storage

Store in a refrigerator, in the salad compartment, for up to 5 days.

Choosing

Check that the green tops look fresh and that the carrot itself looks fresh and firm.

Fun Fact

Orange carrots predominate world-wide, although other colours are available, including white, yellow, red and purple.

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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South Africa