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About yellow carrots

Did you know that yellow and purple were the original colors of carrots? That's right, these colorful varieties date all the way back to 900 A.D. and are thought to have first been cultivated in Afghanistan and the surrounding Middle Eastern regions. Between the 11th and 15th centuries, they were also eaten in Central Asia, Western Europe, and England. During the 16th century, orange and white carrots found their way across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States, leaving their purple and yellow cousins behind. 

The pigment xanthophyll is what gives yellow carrots their fresh yellow color. It's also known for helping to maintain and improve healthy eyesight as well as reduce the risk of lung and other types of cancers. Xanthophyll is similar to beta carotene, which is the pigment that gives orange carrots their bright hue.

Yellow carrots belong to the same family as parsnips, fennel, caraway, cumin, and dill. They are considered a root vegetable and the entire vegetable, including the green tops, is completely edible.

Currently, there are three types of yellow carrots available on the market. The Solar Yellow is the brightest of the three varieties and reaches about 6 to 7 inches in length. The Yellowstone is a sweet and crisp pale yellow carrot and is typically 9 inches in length. The third variety is the Jaune Obtuse Du Doubs, which is French for Obtuse Yellow from Doubs. This French variety was originally cultivated in the late 1800s to be used for feeding livestock. It has a bright lemon-like hue with a delicious sweet flavor.

Yellow carrots can be used in a variety of raw and cooked preparations. They are also a great source of healthy nutrients including vitamin A, vitamin K, potassium, and fiber. Add these delicious vegetables to soups, stews, and salads. They are great when roasted alongside other root vegetables like potatoes, parsnips, or turnips. You can also steam or puree yellow carrots and add them to sauces or make carrot soup. Yellow carrots pair well with many other vegetables such as beets, radishes, mushrooms, shallots, and tomatoes. They also work well with bacon, butter, celery, cream, cinnamon, ginger, and cheeses like cheddar, parmesan, and pecorino.

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FAQs About Yellow Carrots

Yellow carrots can be delicate, so avoid handling them roughly or dropping them. They can bruise easily or even break into smaller pieces. When cutting them to eat raw or to cook, be sure to use a clean cutting board to avoid cross-contamination. It's best only to prepare them as needed. Always use knives that are sharp and sanitized to prevent cutting yourself while prepping the vegetables. Be sure to wash and rinse them in a sanitary sink before placing them back in the refrigerator after cutting or adding them to recipes.

There are many recipes using yellow carrots, but one of the more popular ones is Roasted Rainbow Carrots. You can use any size of carrots for this recipe. Take 2 pounds of colorful carrots, including yellow, orange, purple, and any others you can find. Rinse and chop into halves or quarters. Toss the carrots with olive oil and spread them onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Add salt, pepper, and any other herbs or spices you like such as garlic, thyme, and oregano. Roast them at 425 F for 20 to 30 minutes. Be sure to stir every 10 minutes.  

Roasted Rainbow Carrots make a delicious and beautiful side dish that is healthy and easy to prepare.
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