Carrots

 
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Basic Information

• Carrots are a great source of beta-carotenes, a vitamin A precursor. The carotene is what gives the carrots their orange colour!
• Carrots are rich in antioxidants, dietary fibre and minerals
• Over 800 hectares of carrots are grown in Nova Scotia, mainly in the Annapolis Valley and Colchester and Cumberland Counties.

Storage, Preparation and Cooking Tips

• Best stored between 0 and 4°C, in a dark place or in the refrigerator.
• Do not wash or peel until ready to use. Once prepared eat within 4 hours of preparation or return to refrigerator.
• Carrots are good both raw and cooked.

 

Recipes using carrots