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Rainbow Carrots

Oct 20, 2016
rainbow carrots

Availability/Origin

Year-round. Grown in Asia, the Mediterranean and the United States.
 
Appearance/Flavor
Variety of colors (yellow, purple, red). Tender, crisp and sweet, however have an earthy flavor. They are harvested before maturity to preserve color and taste. (We tell them we are preserving their youthful appearance. No chance to get to grow up to be an adult carrot, poor things.)
 
Storage
Cut off the green tops and place in a container with water, ensuring they are fully submersed. They will last up to two weeks. If they are stored properly, the green tops will attempt to grow back. (Just like growing your hair out after a bad haircut.) :)
 
Ways to enjoy
Raw, salads, pastas, cakes, roasted, steamed, boiled and microwaved.
 
History
Carrots in general have been consumed for over 1,000 years and originated in Afghanistan and were actually yellow and purple at the time.
 

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