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• Originally carrots were a purple colour

In the UK these purple carrots are usually sold around the time of Halloween as (quite pricey!) substitute "witches noses"

Purple carrots are often grown in the Shetland Islands, at the top/north of Scotland. Old variety potatoes such as the Shetland Black can be sourced there too. These are sold in higher end UK supermarkets in the Spring, say early March onwards

The orange colour of carrots that we are now familiar with is not their natural colour. Carrots were modified by the Dutch growers in the 17th century to match the national colour - Prince William of House of Orange had become the joint monarch of Great Britain when he married Mary, who by birth was of Stuart ancestry

An internet search for "purple carrots" revealed a number of images of present day purple carrots. Carrots also come naturally in shades of red in certain parts of the world

If you buy your carrots bunched don’t throw away the bushy green tops; chop them off to prevent them draining moisture from the carrots, then use within two days. Raw carrot greens taste quite bitter, but small amounts work well in salads. Or for an easy side dish, sauté a "bunch of greens" in a pan with olive oil, 1 minced clove of garlic, 1 diced shallot and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Cook for just long enough to wilt and turn bright green

some people can be sensitive to the alkaloids in carrot "greens"

• As with Carrots, eat too much Pumpkin and your skin colour could change

Pumpkin and Squash Dishes from Around the World

10 Hot Tips for Preserving Fresh Produce! (And Retaining Nutrients)

RHS Vegetables for the Gourmet Gardener

25 Indigenous Fruits and Vegetables Promoting Health All Over the World

Salad-bar strategy: The battle of the buffet !

Baby Corn Demystified

TomTato is it a fruit or veg?
• How to perfectly cut many tomatoes quickly!

Easy-to-make Apple Crisps

Would this, or an adapted version, be suitable for other fruit and vegetables?
If GM apples don't go brown how can you tell if they're rotten?

Healthy Snacks from around the world

Avocados also known as Alligator Pears

are actually fruits, but some think of them as vegetables. They often turn brown and mushy in the refrigerator, so here is a simple tip to help keep cut Avocado fresh
What are Avocados good for?

Raw Broccoli and Bladder Cancer Survival

The stems of broccoli have a mild, sweet flavour and can be eaten raw, like carrot sticks, with hummus, or grated finely into coleslaw. They make a great base for pickles, too. Peel 4 broccoli stems and cut into long thin slices. Place in a jar, add ½ teaspoon of salt, cover and shake, then refrigerate overnight. Drain any water that’s accumulated, then add 1 minced clove of garlic, 1 tablespoon of sherry vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil and toss together. Refrigerate overnight then devour the garlicky goodness straight from the jar

Cabbage or Kale Chips

• Celery

It’s a doddle to make pesto using vibrant green celery leaves and it makes a nice change from basil. In the food processor, blend together 4 cups of celery leaves, ⅓ cup raw blanched almonds, ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil, 2 peeled garlic cloves, ⅓ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, and 1 teaspoon salt. The leftovers can be frozen, just leave out the cheese then add once it’s thawed. And here’s one for coriander haters; due to their similar texture and clean taste, celery leaves can replace the love-it-or-loathe-it herb in salsas and stir-fries


which we have always understood was an excellent vegetable for those suffering from diabetes to eat

• Sweet Potatoes (in the White House Vegetable Garden)


Food safety when sprouting bean shoots and preparing fiddleheads

• What would happen if suddenly the whole world went vegetarian?

More Vegetable Notes


Dear American Consumers

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Raw Food Restaurant Listings

This blog was set up so that readers of the International Raw Food Restaurant Directory published by Ki Publishing Co-operative can supply feedback on the entries we have listed. Readers can also suggest new restaurants for the new edition of the International Raw Food Restaurant Directory. If you have thoughts on how regulations could be removed or changed to make running a food business easier, then the (UK) Government wants your views And, after the recent health scares we need to stress this vital information for the preparation of bean sprouts. Bean sprouts are rich in vitamin E and good to maintain your skin health. Further nutritional information.



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