Carrots

 

Storage


Carrots can keep in the refrigerator for up to three months if properly prepared for storage. Remove all but about 2 inches of the green stubble to prevent the carrot from rotting. Do not wash until ready to use carrot. Place carrots into crisper.

Freezing - To freeze carrots they must be blanched, the best way to blanch carrots is in boiling water. Use a blancher with a basket and cover, or fit a wire basket into a large kettle with a lid.  Blanching (scalding vegetables in boiling water or steam for a short time) is a must for almost all vegetables to be frozen. Blanching slows or stops enzyme action which can cause loss of flavour, colour and texture. The youngest and most tender carrots freeze the best.

Root Cellar - Undamaged roots may be kept in cold storage for 4 to 6 months at 0 C and 98 to 100% relative humidity.


Nutrition

Carrots are a brilliant source of carotenoids, powerful antioxidants. One cup (6oz/180g) of diced raw carrot provides approximately 843 per cent of the RDA for vitamin A. Carrots are a good source of fibre, manganese, niacin, potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C.


Varieties we grow:

Napoli

Atomic Red

Yellowstone

Yaya

Purple Haze

Scarlet Nantes

Rainbow



History

One of the very early foods, this edible root is native to the part of Asia we now know as Afghanistan.

The carrot was probably being cultivated, as well as being harvested wild, before the time of Christ. In its wild state, it's known as Queen Anne's Lace.


Recipes

Avoid peeling organic carrots. It’s usually unnecessary and it removes some of their vitamins.

Raw organic carrots make a fantastic snack in between meals. Raw carrot juice is also a refreshing and particularly enjoyable beverage.

Steam carrots in preference to boiling them. More nutrients are depleted when carrots are boiled; there is also a substantial reduction in beta-carotene.

Carrots are great lightly cooked with butter and honey; sliced and added to stir-fries; freshly grated in salads; added to soups; and included in sushi rolls.


Moosewood Carrot Soup


Candied Carrots

Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

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