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Purple carrots not only contain the Vitamin A and beta-carotene that orange carrots have, but they are also rich in anthocyanins, which are the same antioxidant compounds that are present in blueberries. Purple carrots are considered a super food because of its high concentration of antioxidants. They can improve memory, enhance your vision, protect against heart attacks, act as an anti-flammatory, and also help with weight control.

In the Kitchen

Purple carrots are sweet whether they are raw or cooked. It can be tossed with a white cabbage and orange carrots for a colorful coleslaw. They can be roasted in the oven with some olive oil and thyme for a nice side dish.

Recipes

Here is an easy recipe for roasted purple carrots. This recipe just calls for the carrots to be seasoned with olive oil along with some salt but you can always use thyme or rosemary as well.

Roasted Purple carrots

If you like garlic you can add it in with the rosemary. Grate or press the garlic and put it in the olive oil so that it is infused with garlic. Toss the carrots with the infused garlic olive oil and a little salt and some rosemary and follow the directions for roasting.

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