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Purple carrots 700g

Purple carrots 700g


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Quirky purple carrots. With their dark indigo exterior and orange middle, it’s like nature designed them specially for Halloween.

Far from being a simple novelty, purple carrots are jam-packed with goodness. Their vivid colour comes from anthocyanins: the same pigment that makes blueberries a superfood. Purple carrots are rich in this heart-healing anti-oxidant, as well as the vitamin A and beta-carotene that is found in standard orange varieties.

Their excellent flavour is the cream cheese icing on the cake.

How to store carrots

Carrots keep for several weeks in a paper bag on a cool veg rack.

How to cook carrots

Boil or steam in 5-10 mins. But our top tip is to avoid cooking them in water. Instead, roast them to bring out their sweet flavour, or stir fry to keep their pleasing crunch. Really fresh bunched carrots are best raw or very lightly cooked.

Organic carrot farmer

These purple carrots are grown by Dan Gielty, also known as Organic Dan on his farm near Ormskirk in Lancashire. Dan supplies us with lots of lovely carrots and cauliflowers.