Love Me Some Rainbow Carrots

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Picked these up at the local grocery store in my hood! Carrots are jammed with nutrients and standard orange carrots contain beta and alpha carotene pigments-this promotes vitamin A production by the body, which is essential for healthy eyes. Here is a brief breakdown of the other colors and their health benefits:

Purple: Anthocyanin, beta and alpha carotene pigment. Purple carrots typically have an orange core, and their pigment-related nutrients may provide additional vitamin A and prevent heart disease.

Red: Lycopene and beta-carotene pigment. Lycopene is the same red pigment that gives tomatoes their deep color and is linked to a lower risk of certain cancers, such as prostate cancer.

Yellow: Xanthophylls and lutein. Both are linked to cancer prevention and better eye health.

White: The nutrients don’t come from the pigment but from the fiber, which promotes healthy digestion.



Sautéed Brown Butter Garlic Rainbow Carrots

Ingredients: (all organic if possible) 

¼ cup grass-fed butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
Rainbow carrots, sliced
¼ cup red onion, chopped
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions: 

In a medium sized skillet add the butter. Cook over medium heat and whisk the butter to brown. It will become frothy and start to have a nutty aroma. Then it will turn brown.


Add the garlic, sliced carrots and red onion. Sauté for about 5-7 minutes until they become soft and tender. Add sea salt and pepper to taste.



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