Carrot, Kyoto Red
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Our Favorite Carrot! Sweet, fruit-like flavor! This is a Japanese Kintoki type (sweet red) carrot. These silky red carrots are grown near Kyoto, Japan, where they are traditionally eaten on the Japanese New Year, often carved into the shape of a plum blossom to represent fertility in the coming year. These carrots have an exceptional texture and a very sweet, slightly watermelon flavor. Long, tapered roots grow to 10 to 16 inches long. These reign supreme as a roasting, grilling, dessert, and fresh juicing carrot! Possibly the finest flavored carrot on the planet!
Red carrots contain a compound called lycopene, which gives it its red color, the one also found in tomatoes. Lycopene protects our body against free radicals. It is believed to fight cancer cells and prevent heart disease. Vitamin A found in red carrots is essential for healthy eyes. Red carrots also contain phytonutrients called anthocyanin. Anthocyanin are powerful antioxidants that can help prevent cell damage and decrease risk of heart attack.
Carrots are considered to be one of the most important cultivated vegetable crops in history and the most popular root vegetable worldwide. Whether they are eaten raw, cooked or as carrot juice, people from nearly every culture have consumed carrots — in their many forms — throughout history.
They get their orange color from antioxidants called carotenoids. One of these carotenoids is beta-carotene, a precursor to active vitamin A that is responsible for many of the carrot and carrot juice benefits that we know about today.
What are the benefits of eating carrots? Many studies have shown that beta-carotene is crucial for improving immunity in the body, protecting skin and eye health, and fighting free radical damage that can cause various forms of chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.
They have a wealth of valuable nutrition, and when you juice them you get a concentrated dose of their healing power. Reducing cholesterol and triglycerides, relieving congestion and constipation, and protecting eyesight and skin health are some of the many benefits attributed to drinking carrot juice.
Protects Eye Health
High Source of Antioxidants (Especially Carotenoids/Beta-Carotene)
Decreases Risk for Heart Disease and Stroke
Helps Protect Against Cancer
Important for Maintaining Oral Health
Boosts Skin Health and Wound Healing
- Protects Brain Health and Cognitive Function
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Remove the green tops from the carrots before storing them. (Certainly use them later for other reasons though, soup, juice, stir fry etc. ). Your carrots can be stored unwashed and unpeeled in a sealed plastic bag for 2-3 weeks. Another option is to peel, rinse and slice your carrots, then store them in a container filled with water and placed in your refrigerator. This provides fresh crisp carrot snacks anytime you want.
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