Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A.
Carrots contain beta- carotene
Did you know that you can only intake 3% of the beta – carotene when carrots are eaten raw.
The best way to increase the beta-carotene content is either cooking the carrots in a little vegetable oil or pulping them for juice and adding in a smoothie. This process can increase the carotene by 40%.
Carrots are rich in fibre.
Fibre is important for your digestion system and can help reduce the risk of colon cancer. fibre great for internal organs and important for the respiratory system.
Carrots can help you improve your look as they can help colour your skin with the added extra of being high in vitamin C and vitamin E.
Try one of our healthy home made soups;
Carrot & cumin soup
This recipe is for ideal for large number of servings. Follow the recipe below to make 10 servings of soup.
You can easily freeze half this soup, or just halve the recipe for 4-5 servings.
- 1 kg carrots peeled & chopped
- 3 large onions peeled and diced
- 1 small cut of fresh ginger
- 20 g cumin ground
- 10g ground coriander
- 5g cumin seeds
- 1 tin coconut milk 300g
- pinch salt and pepper
- 2 litre stock ( chicken or vegetable)
Make the stock, add the onions carrots cook for 20 minutes on low heat until soft.
Then added all the remaining ingredients simmer for a further 5 minutes the blend.