Heirloom Carrots with california spices, buttermilk harissa dressing, & walnuts.

Inside the Ingredients: Carrots

Guest Post Author: Bentley Murdock, Certified Wholistic Nutritionist, Director of Nutrition at Movara Fitness Resort, & Custom Lifestyle Consultant

 

It might be common knowledge that carrots are good for our eyes, and we all know they’re super versatile in the kitchen, but there is so much more to be said about these incredibly nutritious taproots!

Carrots are loaded with vitamins A, K, and B6, as well as multiple essential minerals, such as magnesium, folate, potassium, copper, and iron. Carrots are born with robust antioxidant properties, in addition to their powerful beta-carotene content in their color pigmentation. The darker the coloration of the carrot, the higher phytonutrient density it has. Just like beets & potatoes, purple, red, and blue carrots are designed by Mother Nature herself, to fight against degenerative diseases like cancer.

Carrots promote oral health, improve & strengthen our skin, and yes they do enhance our eyesight (which is probably why it looks just like the iris of an eye when you dice up a carrot into rings), and all of this while cleansing, purifying, and detoxifying our bodies from the inside out.

Eating carrots maintains good digestive health, boosts immune system, and even regulates our blood sugar levels. They reduce high blood pressure, minimize the effects and presence of bad (LDL) cholesterol, and greatly reduce the negative effects of aging, while minimizing the risk of various cancers, and preventing incidents of stroke and heart disease. (That was a mouthful!) They also assist in preventing macular degeneration, and they even assist in the prevention and reversal of all types of diabetes… (That’s quite a resume for one happy little dirt-born taproot!)

And when you thought carrots couldn’t get any more enticing, it just gets better and better. Carrots are one of the few veggies whose nutritional value actually increases, when they’re cooked steamed or boiled! So, enjoy as many organic, lovingly grown, lightly cooked, powerhouse carrots, as well as all the other phenomenal veggies made available to you from this awesome, local, organic, wholesome, farm-to-table garden!

 

Carrot straight from the ground at One Gun Ranch
From the ground at One Gun Ranch.
One Gun Ranch carrots delivered straight to Chef Cody
Delivered straight to the hands of Chef Cody.
Mid-slice.
Mid-slice.
Chef Cody's take on Carrot Cake
To the finished product: Chef Cody’s take on layered carrot cake.

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