For as long as they have supplies we get all our carrots from a local grower down the road in East Yorkshire. We try and use mainly dirty carrots as - although more work - the earth acts as a preservative and helps to keep the carrot crisp and fresh for longer.
Reasons to eat carrots:
Rich in beta-carotene, this is converted into Vitamin A in the liver which is essential for good eye health.
That Vitamin A is also great for you skin and hair, and helps protect you from sun damage. Deficiencies of vitamin A cause dryness to the skin, hair and nails and premature ageing!
The beta-carotene also acts as an antioxidant to cell damage done to the body through regular metabolism and can slow down the ageing of cells.
Studies have shown carrots reduce the risk of lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer.
Falcarinol is a natural pesticide produced by the carrot that protects its roots from fungal diseases and they are one of the best food source for us to consume this compound.