Do you like this vegetable?
We hope so, because it is not only tasty, but also a very healthy vegetable, which, due to its beneficial health properties, should often appear in our menu.
What should you know about carrots?
Carrots, depending on the variety, can range in size from small to large and typically average 10-25 centimeters in length. The roots have an elongated, slender shape that can be conical, cylindrical, or slightly irregular depending on growing conditions and the individual cultivar. The skin is smooth, firm, covered in tiny root hairs. Underneath the surface, the flesh is dense, crisp, and slightly aqueous with a snap-like quality.
It is a vegetable known since ancient times, but then its taste was significantly different from today's sweet and delicious, for which we value it so much.
Carrots are a very versatile vegetable when it comes to cooking: it can be boiled, fried, stewed, baked ... The healthiest and the richest in beneficial ingredients, however, is undoubtedly raw carrots, including freshly squeezed carrot juice.
Therefore, it is worth reaching for it in this form as often as possible, preparing carrot salads (e.g. with horseradish or celery), serving carrots cut into sticks with hummus or light dips, or adding them to vegetable and fruit cocktails. The roots can also be shredded into coleslaws, sandwiches, wraps, scallion pancakes, and baked goods.
Carrots are an easily digestible vegetable, rich in compounds necessary for the proper functioning of the body. The popular orange vegetable contains vitamins such as vitamin A (very large amounts), as well as vitamins B (B1, B2) and vitamins C and E. In addition, carrots contain minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, in smaller amounts iron.