With colorful flesh and versatile use, a variety of carrots have been around the world for thousands of years. Food historians estimate that orange carrots gained popularity in the 1500s. While orange carrots have long been the favorite at most American tables, you will find colorful varieties in different regions around the globe. All varieties of carrots are extremely nutrient dense and a great addition to a healthy diet – they’re high in fiber and rich in potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin K.
Rainbow carrots make a great raw snack served with dips (Peanut Butter Dip) or shredded onto your favorite salad. Some other ways to prepare rainbow carrots are:
• Roasted in the oven with olive oil, sea salt, fresh cracked pepper and rosemary. Finish with an herb-infused kefir drizzle. (Mix the kefir with fresh herbs of choice.)
• Chopped and added to a broth-based soup with onion, celery, and potatoes.
• Baked in a hearty pot-pie with peas, meat, and your favorite cream-based sauce.
• Blended into a smoothie with your favorite kefir, spices, and herbs. (Carrots go great with ginger, cinnamon, spinach, or basil.)