Sunday, December 18, 2011


Carrots are one of the most favorite vegetables around the world. They are an excellent source of vitamin A, C, D, E, K, B1 and B6 and they are also rich in biotin, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and sodium.

When buying carrots choose those that are:
  • firm
  • bright red-orange color
  • without big cracks or serious green or violet tops
  • without side roots

The most nutrients are concentrated just under the skin so try not to peel them off. To clean carrots, simply use a hard brush. 

Have you tried Carrot Marmalade? I haven't. I found this recipe in a very old cook book and I will try it soon.


  • 1 lb. carrots
  • 1½ lbs. sugar
  • 2 lemons
  • ½ cup chopped nuts
Clean and scrape carrots, cook until soft, then mash. Add sugar, juice of 2 lemons and the grated rind of 1 lemon. Cook 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the chopped nuts, pour into hot, sterile jars and seal.

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