Healthy living

Carrot

Use in salads, soups, casseroles, stir-fries, cakes, muffins and raw with dips.

Selection

Choose firm, orange carrots with no signs of softness.

Storage

Unwashed in an airtight bag in refrigerator crisper.

Cooking

Boil or steam for 5-7 minutes until tender. Microwave sliced in a covered dish with 2 tablespoons water on high (100%) for 4-6 minutes, stirring after 4 minutes to ensure even cooking. Roast large chunks with potatoes, pumpkin, sweet potato and parsnips in moderately hot oven for 45-60 minutes.

Serving suggestion

Cook baby carrots or sliced larger carrots until just tender then toss in a serving dish with a little crushed garlic, honey, orange juice and chopped mint.


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