Updated: Apr 30, 2019
Carrots are an amazing vegetable that humans have used for a really long time. Originally, they were a wild species that grew in Southwestern Asia and Europe. Their flavor was woody and not necessarily considered tasty by our modern standards... until they were domesticated and are now grown worldwide! Whohoo!! We are happy to use them in everything from juices to roasted root veggies, sautés, casseroles, slaws, some savory desserts and soups; just to mention just a few things!
There are many different varieties of carrots, from our most commonly know orange carrots to yellow, red, white and purple. This recipe calls for a little of each. You can usually find them sold together and marketed as rainbow carrots.
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin A, C, B8 and K as well as potassium, iron, copper, manganese, folate and the final bonus of antioxidants. That is one impressive list of health benefits!
If you are buying fresh carrots with the greens still attached, don't be afraid to wash and use them! They are healthy and a great addition to salads, used as a garnish or even used to make a carrot-top pesto! Check out the link below!
Grab your apron and get ready to roast some rainbow carrots! Yum!
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