Inspirational Carrot Madness !!!
Let's see how easy it is to send your cells into a cryptic overdrive as they try and untangle this fantastic spud like facts around something which we use as a commodity every day of lives.How radical is all of that ??
Here we go are you ready for this, this could quite possibly give you a headache.
Carrots were first cultivated in Afghanistan – although wild since times began it wasn’t until 900 AD that carrots started their commercial lives out. They soon spread to surrounding areas, and by 1000 AD they had made it into the middle east and Africa.
It wasn’t until 1300 AD they appeared in Spain and Northern Europe oh also China !!!
Crème de Lite, Long Orange, Scarlet Nantes, Long Oranges, tiny and stout Early Short Horns or their cousins the thin Half-Long Horns, the giant Jaune Obtuse du Doubs, fat Danvers, long and skinny Imperators, round Paris Markets and perfectly even Berlicums.
These are just a few of the named varieties available there are more than you could ever imagine !!!!!
The Trusty carrot is in fact made up of 88 per cent water. You may choose to chew on a carrot to keep hunger at bay, but once in the gut you are pretty much quenching your thirst and not your hunger.
Don’t think that eating raw carrot is the best thing to extract maximum benefits for your body as its not. By showing the carrot heat, the beta-carotene leaps from just 3% eaten raw to a whopping 40% once hot !!!
Cheeky pockets of carotene burst when subjected to heat so if you're after the goodness hid inside get them blanched !!!
The Japanese word for carrot is "ninjin"!!!! – Who knew that ???
The Greek foot soldiers who hid in the Trojan Horse were said (without any documentary evidence) to have consumed ample quantities of raw carrots to inactivate their bowels. Giving them the chance of staying in the horse for elongated periods to provide the surprise attack they needed.
There are so many carrots facts we could be here all year typing away.
Embrace the carrots and celebrate their existence !!!