Who knew that carrots were predominantly purple and yellow? It was only in the 16th century that the orange carrot emerged!
Derived from the Greek word “karoton” they have a crisp texture when fresh and are a good source of fibre. They come in different shapes and sizes so there’s plenty of ways to incorporate them into a meal – either as a side dish or to make soup. They can be boiled, roasted or mashed.
Apparently a lack of vitamin A can cause poor night vision. How to overcome this? Adding carrots into your diet, which will also count as part of your 5 A DAY!