Smorgasbord Health 2017 – Cook From Scratch with Sally and Carol – Carrots from Afghanistan

Thank you, Sally and Carol, for offering healthy information, and delicious recipes.

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Welcome to Sally and Carol’s cook from scratch series, where we take everyday foods,  sharing their health benefits and some tasty recipes, so that you can incorporate them into your diet regularly.

Carol Taylor is a wonderful cook and uses fresh ingredients that she either grows herself of buys a the market in Thailand where she lives.

First a look at the carrot’s origins and its health benefits.

The humble carrot is a vegetable most of us take for granted. Carrots have an ancient history originating in Afghanistan.  The Greeks and the Romans ate carrots and in fact, the Greeks called the carrot ‘Philtron’ and used it as an aphrodisiac.  Don’t all rush to the supermarket!

In Asia, the carrot was an established root crop and was then introduced to Europe in the 13th century.  It was the Middle Ages before the carrot became better known and doctors…

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