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Why You Should Eat Carrots || Simple Carrot Recipe

Updated on July 3, 2015
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Peachpurple loves to bake assorted cakes, muffins and cookies. All the recipes posted at Hubpages were originally baked and tasted.

Who cares if a carrot has a slight bend? They're all the same when they end up on the plate.

— Tristram Stuart
Juicy Carrot
Juicy Carrot | Source

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Have you taken your carrot today?

You should consume carrot everyday to keep your body healthy and prevent any illness or diseases. Many scientific studies have proven that high consumption of carrots helps to reduce the risk of cancer and low cholesterol.

If you want to use food coloring for your cookies and cakes, use carrot juice. It's natural bright orange color is easy to extract by blending a small carrot with your juice blender.

Carrots are rich in beta-carotene that just by consuming a reasonable size of an old carrot a day, provides a whole day dose of Vit A that your body needs.

Side ingredients

Mix carrot with garlic, onions and ginger with your stir fries
Mix carrot with garlic, onions and ginger with your stir fries | Source

Good Eyesight

Those bright, sparkling, sharp eyesight, carrots provide lots of beta-carotene
Those bright, sparkling, sharp eyesight, carrots provide lots of beta-carotene | Source

Benefits of eating carrots

  1. Carrot contains vitamin B, C and especially high in carotene which will convert into vitamin A in the body after absorption.
  2. Carrot has Vitamin A for vision.
  3. Carrot reduces heat and detoxifies the body.
  4. It also cures constipation, improves blood cell circulation and production and benefits eye vision.
  5. Helps to reduce diarrhaea of all types for both adults and children.
  6. Carrot taste sweet when boils as soup.
  7. It is inexpensive, delicious, an excellent early food for babies and suitable for anemia patients too. Carrot puree is an ideal early food for babies because it is sweet, soft and easily digested. Avoid buying baby food in jars that contain added sugar, salt and overloaded with deprived starches. In order to make carrot puree, peel off the carrot skin, chop into smaller pieces and boil until the carrots turn soft ( with no salt). Mash them finely with the back of a fork.
  8. Most people knows that carrot improves eyesight because it contain pro-vitamin A which is the main nutrition required to form the rod cells for night vision.
  9. Consuming carrot regularly helps you to see in the dark if you have night blindness.
  10. Carrot can be eaten raw as salad or finger food, boil as soup, stir-fry for dishes, baked for baby mashed food, blend as fruit juice or grated for baking cakes and cookies purpose.
  11. In addition, studies show that high consumption of carrots can reduce the risk of cancer.



If you can't think like an onion or a carrot or a tomato, you may be a technician, but you won't understand what you're doing, and your dish will be flat.

— Eric Ripert
Carrot Scones that could last me for days
Carrot Scones that could last me for days | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 3-4 persons

#1 - Carrot Scone Recipe

Here is an easy recipe to share with you.

INGREDIENTS

  • 260g plain flour
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • 1tbsp caster sugar
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 60g butter
  • 1 egg-beaten
  • 110ml milk
  • 70g grated carrot
  • 40g sunflower seeds


Instructions to bake Carrot Scones

  1. Preheat oven to 220C. Sift flour and baking powder in a large bowl. Combine sugar and salt.
  2. Add in butter with fingertips until mixture resemble coarse meal.
  3. Pour in egg and milk. stir with wooden spoon until well combined. Add in carrot and sunflower seeds. Knead onto floured surface to a soft dough.
  4. Press and shape dough about 2cm thick. Place onto a greased baking tray. Glaze with milk and sprinkle sunflower seeds on top
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool and cut out many squares.

How to grate a carrot

How to grate a carrot

  • Most people would peel off the outer layer skin of the carrot before grating.
  • Use a potato peeler to peel off the carrot skin.
  • You can either use a hand held grater or desktop type to grate the carrot.
  • Hold the carrot from the top as you can get a better grip of the carrot.
  • Hold the grater in the other hand. Make sure it is on a flat surface, chopper board would be better.
  • Make sure when you grate the carrot, ensure that your hand is not near the "teeth" of the grater.
  • Otherwise you would peel off your skin!
  • Slide the carrot downwards, away from you.
  • You can slide down and up like scrubbing your laundry by hand.
  • Keep grating until the carrot size getting smaller.
  • For the last bit, use a knife to slice it off thinly.

#2 - Carrot & Potato Soup

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5 stars from 1 rating of Carrot Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 whole carrot, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped into quarters
  • 1 cube chicken stock
  • 1/2 pot water, bring to boil

Instruction to boil Carrot and Potato Soup

  • Toss in the chopped carrots and potatoes into the pot.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Add in quarters of onion, allow to simmer under low heat.
  • Use fork to poke into the carrots.
  • Potatoes are quicker to soften compare to carrots.
  • Once the carrots are soft to poke, add in the chicken cube.
  • Allow the soup to simmer another 5 minutes.
  • Turn off heat.
  • Garnish with chopped spring onion in individual bowl before scoop in a ladle of soup into the bowl.
  • Drink while soup is hot.

Prestige Stove Pressure Cooker

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Stove Pressure Cooker

  • Believe me, this is the best pressure cooker I had bought!
  • I used it over a gas stove, cooked soups, stews and curries at the shortest time.
  • Usually it will take 30-45 minutes to cook a stew and 30 minutes for a pot of delicious soup. but this cooker shorten the time by almost 30%.-50%.
  • I found this cooker just nice for a small family of 4.
  • It took me 15minutes to boil this Carrot and Potato Soup instead of 30 minutes.
  • It tasted just right and the vegetables were soft and tender.

© 2009 peachy

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    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks peggy, anymore recipes from you? I look forward everytime

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Carrots are a staple food item in our house along with celery, onions and an assortment of other veggies. Well written hub with great photos as usual. That carrot scone recipe looks great!

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks, I love carrots soups and scones. Carrots comes in a packet of 3 sticks cost RM1.49 ( USD $0.40). How much does it cost for you?

    • Stacie L profile image

      Stacie L 

      3 years ago

      I love to snack on raw carrots throughout the day. They are naturally sweet and full of vitamins. I may try your carrot scones recipe.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      me too, carrot juice could make original orange color for cookies

    • colorfulone profile image

      Susie Lehto 

      3 years ago from Minnesota

      Carrots are one of my favorite vegetables. I love them!

    • PegCole17 profile image

      Peg Cole 

      3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Carrots are an amazing source of vitamins and nutrition. I like to add shredded carrots to make a carrot cake. I liked your soup recipe.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @Anna

      yes, carrots are healthy and wise to have them everyday

    • Anna Haven profile image

      Anna Haven 

      3 years ago from Scotland

      You are right carrots are very versatile, nutritious and off course tasty.

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