February 3rd is National Carrot Day.
It’s time to pay homage to the carrot. The carrot is a root vegetable. Though the most common color today is orange, the first colors were white, purple, and yellow.
Carrots were first used for medicinal purposes, everything from soothing burns to easing menstrual cramps.
Carrots are used in most cuisines, and in all courses: appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, sides, desserts, even beverages.
Eaten raw, carrots have a crispy, crunchy texture. However, cooked carrots yield more nutrition. This is because cooking breaks down some of the hard to digest parts of the carrot.
They are an excellent source of beta carotene, and a good source of dietary fiber and potassium.
Celebrate with goodies from Zazzle
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