Carrot Facts

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Carrot facts and general information about carrots.

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Carrots are Available:

Grown in the summer. Available year round in the grocery stores.

How Do Carrots Grow:

A Carrot is grown from a tiny seed. It is a root vegetable like onions.

You can grow your own carrot top for an experiment.
growing carrot from scraps

What to Look for When Buying Carrots:

If the tops are on, look for crisp leaves with no moldy or mushy parts to them, nor any cracks or nicks on the carrots. If prepackaged inspect bag closely.

Carrot Facts-Storage Tips:

Store in refrigerator

How to Cook Carrots:

Wash well and peel. Eat as is or as a snack or chopped in salads, soups, side dishes.

Carrot Nutrition Facts:

Carrots are high in Beta Carotene which helps in healthy vision. They also help your heart and immune system be healthy.  Carrots are also a great source of fiber and Vitamin C.

Carrot Recipes

Carrot Oatmeal

Carrot Soup

carrot soup
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 1/2 Cups grated or pureed carrots
  • 1/2 Cup diced celery
  • 1/2 Cup diced green peppers
  • 1/2 Cup diced or pureed onions
  • Salt and pepper
Brown hamburger in a large saucepan or stock pan. Season with salt and pepper. Puree carrots and diced remaining vegetables. You can also puree all the vegetables if your kids prefer not eating chunky vegetables. Add vegetables (carrots, celery, green peppers and onions) to the meat and cook on low 5-10 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients to the pan.
  • 4 Cups tomato juice
  • 1 1/2 Cups water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon marjoram
  • 2 cans cream of celery soup
Stir together and simmer 15-20 minutes.

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Carrot Cake Smoothie

Carrot Cake smoothie recipe.
carrot cake smoothie recipe

Carrot Fries

carrot fries
  • 12 Carrots
  • Olive oil
  • sea salt
Wash and peel carrots. Cut into sticks. Place on cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Stir to coat. Sprinkle with sea salt and toss once more.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes until light brown.

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Carrot Toasts

Create this fun carrot toast recipe here.
carrot toast

Carrot Salad

Find several easy carrot salad recipes to try here.
carrot salad

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