|Posted on December 2, 2014 at 1:35 AM|
Hello everyone. The carrot was actually derived from the wild. It may be indiginous to the Middle East. Then was taken to many European locations and then later introduced to the USA. Carrots are loaded with Vitamin A (carotenoids). Carotenoids are powerful antioxidants with strong cancer fighting properties. These antioxidants help prevent cancer. Carrots improve vision. Carrots also contain vitamin C, K, B, B6 biotin and folate. Carrots have a low GI number. Carrot juice has been used to stop diarrhoea in young children. Carrots also are a good source of potassium. Eating to many carrots will cause the skin to turn orange. This is a sign that the liver is not coping with high levels of vitamin A. Carrots are at their sweetest when they are young. Carrots can be used in a wide variety of dishes. Carrots prefer a temperate climate to grow well. If grown in hot weather, the root growth will be reduced. Carrots can tolerate mild frosts, but not severe cold weather. Remember, the health benefits only apply to non hybrid, open pollinate or heirloom seed varities. Mass produced varieties have no health benefits as the seed has been changed. So, buy the non hybrid, open pollinated or heirloom seed and learn how to grow and seed save. Love, Peace and healing to you all. Lesley.