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A bunch of carrots

Carrots can be eaten in a variety of ways. They are often chopped and boiled carrots, fried or steamed, and cooked in soups and stews. A well known dish is carrots julienne. Grated carrots are used in carrot cakes, as well as carrot puddings, an old English dish thought to have originated in the early 1800s. Together with onion and celery, carrots are one of the primary vegetables used in a mirepoix to make various broths.

Carrot juice is also widely marketed, especially as a health drink, either stand alone or blended with fruits and other vegetables.

Try grating them with a little lemon juice in a salad.

How to stop carrots going soft

Store them in the fridge, if you can buy them with the leaves attached, this also helps prevent them for going bendy!

How much does one cup of carrots weigh?

Not just orange

Estimated US cup to weight equivalents:

Ingredient US Cups Grams Ounces
Carrots cooked/raw - sliced/chopped
150 grams > 5 ounces
Carrots raw - julienne/grated
50 grams 2 ounces

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Seasonal Information: Carrots

This information is specifically for countries in the northern temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere; particularly the United Kingdom, however it should be applicable for northern USA, northern Europe, Canada, Russia, etc.

Carrots are at their best and in season during the following months: May, June, July, August, September & October.

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