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Cook With Carrots: Nutrition, Tips & Silly Food Facts

Silly Food Facts

Did you know that carrots were first grown as a medicine and not a food? They also have the highest amount of Vitamin A out of all vegetables.  There’s also the same amount of calcium in 9 carrots as in a glass of milk.

Why Our Bodies Love Them

Carrots are known to help lower the risk of cancer, improve our vision, nourish our skin and help prevent heart disease.

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Care and Picking

To pick a good bunch of carrots, avoid carrots with blemishes, cracks or welting greens.  The best ones have a hearty orange color that have healthy looking and attached greens.

Check out more tips on how to pick and store carrots

Tips and Warnings 

As long as you keep moisture away, carrots can last a long time in the refrigerator.  The best way to store them is in a plastic bag or reusable container in the fridge.  If you purchased ones with green leaves, then remove those greens off before storing.  They can add a lot of unexpected moisture, which will cause your carrots to go bad quickly.

One cup chopped carrot =
1 g of Protein
4 g of Fiber
21373 IU of Vitamin A
16.9 mcg of Vitamin K
17.6 mg of Vitamin C
.2 mg of B6
.2 mg of Manganese
410 mg of Potassium

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