Many parents try telling their children that the more carrots they eat – the better they will be able to see in the dark. Well, there is definitely some truth in this as a deficiency in vitamin A, which carrots are an extremely rich source of, can make it harder to see in dim light.
Vitamin A in a carrot, technically starts out in life as beta-carotene which the body then converts into the immune boosting vital nutrient, that we know as vitamin A.
Beta-carotene, and the other carotenes found within a carrot are what give the carrot its colour in the traditional orange variety. Carrots also contain the most beta-carotene out of all the vegetables available.
Whilst carrot sticks and hummus make a healthy snack, they too can become boring over time. So add a little variety into your life by trying out these delicious and very nourishing carrot recipes.
1. Carrot Muffins – Gluten & Dairy Free
Making muffins from scratch is one way to increase the goodness value of this deliciously popular snack. Another way to make it even healthier is to change the wheat flour to a gluten free variety, like the almond and coconut flours used in this recipe.
Even if you are not a celiac sufferer (which requires someone to abstain completely from gluten containing foods), you should still rotate your grains on a daily basis to ensure you are getting a variety of nutrients in your diet.
Including carrots in this gluten-free muffin recipe also increases the fibre content of your muffin, which will help to ensure your bowels are given a good workout!
Recipe @ rosannaskitchen