IN SEASON: CARROTS
MUM WAS RIGHT – THIS ROOT VEGE IS PACKED WITH VITAMIN A, WHICH CAN INDEED IMPROVE YOUR VISION. JUST ONE OF MANY REASONS WHY THE CARROT IS GOLD
So much more than a common vege
NEED TO KNOW
● Carrots will easily last for at least two weeks if kept in the fridge. Ideally, store loose in the crisper drawer; if you prefer to keep in a bag, place paper towel in with them to absorb moisture and maintain freshness. Ensure you keep carrots away from apples, which give off a gas that makes them bitter.
● The green leaves of carrot tops have delicious flavour and can be treated much the same as parsley – chop and add to salads, blitz into a pesto or a gremolata, or add to a bolognese for extra zing.
● Carrots are great as a noodle or pasta substitute. Simply spiralise or peel thin ribbons, then chuck into a wok or a pot of salted water to soften before adding to your favourite family meal.
● While raw carrots are comprised of 88 per cent water, making them a healthy snack, cooking carrots creates a nutritional power punch, as it releases hidden pockets of beta carotene, which the body converts into Vitamin A.