Our Selection of July Vegetables

Carrots

by Shannon Harto Tuesday 25 June 2013

Carrots
© Darren Lewis

While British grown carrots are available almost year-round, the new season is just starting to sprout. Take advantage of these sweet and tender new carrots by adding them to your salads or eating them along with your main dish. They also make a satisfying crunchy afternoon snack either plain or with some dressing or hummus. If you’re craving something sweet, use grated carrots to make a carrot cake.

Health benefits

Just half a cup of carrots (raw or cooked) is jam-packed with benefits but doesn’t have any fat and contains only 25 calories. They are full of beta-carotene that the body turns into vitamin A. This vitamin helps vision and eye health and the immune system. Just half a cup has the recommended daily allowance! Carrots are also a good source of vitamins C and K as well as fibre and protein. Let’s take a tip from Bugs Bunny and start munching on some carrots!

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