CARROT Kuroda (daucus carota)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