Carrots – beta-carotene

Did you know that one large carrot is equivalent to about 241% of adh vitamin A?

Carrots contain beta-carotene, the precursor to vitamin A, and our bodies convert it into vitamin A.
Vitamin A is essential for eye health and an important factor regarding immunity, growth, development, mucous membranes and skin.
Carrots are also full of carotenoid antioxidants. In addition to giving carrots their familiar colour, these antioxidants can lower the risk of chronic diseases.
Carotenoids actually have antioxidant properties. They can react with free radicals that thereby lose their harmful properties. Beta-carotene is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.

So today we are making carrot fries! Nice and easy too.

  • Cut 10 carrots into French fries and place them in a bowl.
  • Mix in 2 to 3 tablespoons of flour.
  • Mix in 2 tablespoons of olive oil (with herbs of your liking > paprika, pepper, salt etc)
  • Put them on a baking tray and bake them at 220 degrees. 
    Bake them until they are crispy. Approx 45 min depending on the thickness of the fries.

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