Why we love them: Carrots are a perennial favorite—delicious raw or cooked, and they can be prepared in a variety of ways.
What you get: The pigment that makes carrots orange—beta carotene—is the same compound the body converts to vitamin A, a vitamin essential for vision, healthy skin and the immune system.
In your garden: Plant carrots as soon as the soil can be worked. They thrive in fertile sandy loam.
Use carrots in these recipes:
Carrot Salad with Honey-Lemon Dressing
Wok-Seared Chicken & Vegetables (Kadhai murghi)
Curried Carrot Soup
Easy Carrot Side Dishes
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