CARROT, caucus carota 'Kuroda'Settler Hives
Once they've sprouted pull out every second or so seedling. It'll give the ones in the ground more space to really stretch out and grow well - think aisle seat in a plane rather than seat 37B (squish!). Don't throw them out though; they can still be used as baby carrots in stir-fry. Yum! Nutritional Benefits: A source of antioxidants such as beta-carotene (Vitamin A), fiber, vitamin K, biotin and potassium.
Potential health benefits:
- Beta-carotene helps protect eye health and vision as well as reduces slows cellular aging
- Reduces cholesterol levels due to the soluble fiber in carrots binding with bile acids.
- Lowers risk of heart disease due to carotenoids such as beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and lutein.
Kathryn Batty Holistic Nutritionist BHSc (Nut Med) Mindful & Co Cronulla