Carrots are so versatile in a kitchen! Lisa Andrews has some great social messaging bytes about carrots that you can use this week. They are perfect for Go Further With Food Nutrition Month messages for social media, emails, and newsletters.
- Carrots originated in Afghanistan, but are cultivated all over the world. There are both domestic and wild carrots and over 15 different varieties of this root vegetable.
- Carrots can freeze themselves in the ground and can be harvested all year round. When harvested through the winter months, carrots are much sweeter.
- Carrots are not just orange. White, yellow and deep purple varieties exist, too.
- Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene and contain about 25 calories and 2 grams of fiber.
- Cooked carrots release more beta-carotene when cooked but can be consumed raw in salads, as a snack with hummus or included in soups, stews or roasts.
- Use them raw over salads or slice them and add them to soups and pasta. Take them with you for packed lunches and snacks, too.
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