Carrots

carrots

Fast Facts!

In the Past: The carrot we know is an enlarged tap-root, descendant of a wild plant found in what is now Iran and Afghanistan, and is related to parsley, fennel, dill and cumin. The root of the carrot’s wild ancestor was a dark purple, almost black color.

In the Soil: Carrots grow their taproots underground, showing fine hair-like leaves above ground. In order for them to grow long and straight, they must be planted in loose, deep soil.

In the Kitchen: Carrots come in many different lengths and colors. They can be added to cakes and baked goods, cooked and served on their own, or added to soups, stews, and quiches. Carrot tops are in fact edible, and can be great additions to soups and salads.

In the Body: Carrots are known for their high levels of vitamin A, a key nutrient for healthy eyes. They also offer vitamins C, B6, thiamine, folic acid, and magnesium.

In Connecticut: Carrots are generally available July through November, though storage may increase availability.

 

 

Recipes

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Asian Bean Salad with Carrots

Carrots, Sliced from frozen

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Didi's Beef Bolognese

Harvest Apple Muffin

Harvest Delight

Orange Glazed Carrots

Roasted Carrot Hummus

Roasted Root Vegetables

Silly Dilly Carrots

Assorted Vegetable Sticks with Dip


Food Service Recipes from other organizations looking to increase local procurement in schools:

Baked Carrots

Brown Rice Pilaf with Carrots and Fresh Dill

Carrot Fries - PB

Carrot Quinoa Muffins

Chicken Pot Pie - VT FEED

Gardeners Pie - VT FEED

Hearty Beef Vegetable Stew - VT FEED

Lemon Roasted Carrots - PB

Moroccan Carrot Salad - PB

Rainbow Salad - WAFTS

Roasted Rosemary Winter Vegetables - PB

Shepards Pie - PB

Sweet and Sour Chicken and Vegetables - PB

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