Tip of the Week

CARROTS

Carrots have been proven to be good for you. They contain Vitamin A, K, E, B6, B2, B1, Potassium, Magnesium, antioxidant nutrients like Vitamin C, phytonutrient antioxidants like beta-carotene.

Good for the heart and vascular system and the skin.

There are many ways you can have carrots, and cooking them does not destroy the goodness.

If you are not a lover of carrots, why not grate them into your mince , then cook as normal you will never know they are there.

Carrot cake is another good way of eating carrots, and again you would not know it was made of carrots.

Great for juicing. Best way to cook then is steaming, they taste better somehow.

Sometimes I cook them in a little water, some olive oil and garlic, if you cut the carrots small it works better, because they cook quicker, just cover the carrots with the liquid no more, and once cooked there is very little liquid left, then mash them.

It is best to keep carrots in the coolest part of the  fridge, away from other veg and fruit. Wrap in damp paper and put in an airtight container, should keep for up to 2 weeks.

 

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