Carrots are a type of sweet root vegetable that are a staple in most kitchens, and essential in many cuisines. Most French dishes start with a mirepoix – diced onion, carrot and celery, forming the flavour base for stews, soups and stocks. Due to their sweet flavour, carrots can also be used in sweet dishes, too – hello carrot cake. They can also be eaten raw, and make a perfect accompaniment to any platter, or paired with hummus for a light snack.
We love ugly carrots! Our carrots might be cracked, knobbly, or broken, but the way we see it is a carrot is still a carrot, and is just as delicious and nutritious.
Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene, a precursor of Vitamin A, and are also rich in fibre, and Vitamin C.
Store carrots in the fridge, in an air-tight container.