- Contains 200% of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin A which is good for vision, bones, skin, and teeth.
- Even the green tops of carrots are edible, but the part of the carrot most generally eaten is the taproot.
- Carrots only became a staple vegetable in American diets post World War I, after soldiers returned from Europe having eaten them during the war.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Veggie of the month: Carrots!
Fun Facts about carrots:
Recipe: Maple Dill Carrots
Make use of the maple in the North Country with this sweet side dish, perfect for any summer meal.
3 cups peeled and sliced carrots
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons granulated maple sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Place carrots in a skillet and pour in just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium heat; simmer until water has evaporated and the carrots are tender. Stir in butter, maple sugar, dill, salt, and pepper.