carrot history

carrot history

Purple, yellow, white, black, green, red — it’s all carrot color. But the most popular carrot is orange. In taste the white, purple and yellow varieties of sweet crunch and they are better than the orange root vegetables. Generally carrots grown since ancient times. It is considered the homeland of Afghanistan. In XIV- XVI centuries, it became widespread in Europe. And in the XVI century it was fashionable to decorate the hair and hats with bright stems carrots. Later cultural carrot was imported to Australia, America, New Zealand. By the way their orange color, she received only in the XVIII century.

carrot history

We do this by Dutch breeders who have spent almost 200 years to get steady orange. The carrots contain vitamins: B6, B2, B1, E, K, PP, P, carotene, phosphorus, iodine, iron, sugar, minerals and flavonoids.

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And now look at the most popular varieties of carrots:

«Nantes» — orange root blunt cylindrical shape, the length of 14 cm, weighing from 100 to 150 g Carrots juicy, sweet, good taste.

Nantes

«Samson» — roots smooth, smooth. Orange cylindrical blunt. Length up to 22 cm, weighing up to 200 g Pulp of good taste. Carrots are good for storage and fresh consumption. Productivity is high.

Samson

«Santanu» — roots smooth saturated orange conical shape. 15-17 cm long, weighing 110 to 200 g Good taste.

Santanu

«Nandrin» — large roots can reach 300 g have a length of 16-20 cm cylindrical, smooth, orange-red.. Great taste, high yield. Used in fresh market, processing and long-term storage.

Nandrin

«Queen of Autumn» — large red-orange root vegetables. Up to 25 cm, weighing up to 220 g Flesh tender, juicy. Good taste.

Queen of Autumn

Carrots make juice, nectar, burgers, omelets, pancakes, fillings for cakes and pies, baby and dietetic food. She added to salads, soups, main dishes in. From carrot tops make excellent herbal tea. A carrot seeds are used in cooking as a spice.

Now proceed to the preparation of vitamin salad, which is also still looks delicious.

Carrot salad with prunes

Carrot salad with prunes

You will need:

3 carrots
1 tablespoon ground almonds
100 grams of prunes
30 g butter
juice of one orange
2 tablespoons basilica
pinch of cinnamon
a pinch of cumin

How to make:
Purified carrot cut into thin plates diagonally, put in a pan with melted butter, put on low heat 8 minutes. Then add the orange juice, prunes, bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes. When the liquid is almost completely evaporated, remove from heat, season with basil, cinnamon and zira. Transfer to a salad bowl. Then put almonds on a dry frying pan and fry over medium heat until golden brown and add it to the salad. Our dish is ready! You can submit it to the table. Bon Appetit!
I want to bring to your attention — carrot soup. Positive, tasty and healthy.

Carrot cream soup

Carrot cream soup

You will need:

500 g of carrots
bulb
700 ml vegetable (or chicken) broth
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
100 ml of orange juice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/3 cup cream
pinch of cinnamon
salt to taste

How to make:
Heat the pan in vegetable oil, put it finely chopped onion and ginger for 7 minutes over low heat. Add peeled and sliced carrots slices, then pour the broth and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 30 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat (when the carrots will be ready), cool slightly and use a blender to grind the soup to a puree. Then add the orange juice, cinnamon, cream, salt and well mix. Again, put the pan on the fire, bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes over low heat. Enjoy all the meal!
Next we will make an air soft cake of carrots, which melts in the mouth.

Cake «Orange miracle»

Cake "Orange miracle"

You will need:

2 cups finely grated carrots
a glass of flour
cup semolina
2 eggs
package vanillin
cup sugar
a cup of yogurt (or yogurt)
150 g butter
1 tsp baking powder
powdered sugar

How to make:
Pour the semolina yogurt and leave for 20 minutes. Grate carrot, squeeze the juice. Beat eggs with sugar, add melted butter, vanilla, baking powder and mix. Add the flour, carrots and mix well. Then put swollen semolina and mix gently with a spoon already. Lubricate the form of butter (or lay a parchment), to put our weight in the shape and bake at 190 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve the cake sprinkled with powdered sugar. Enjoy your tea!
Then we …

Carrot «rafaelki»

Carrot "rafaelki"

You will need:

500 g of carrots
300 g of coconut
Sugar 200 g
citric acid (pinch)

How to make:
On a fine grater grate raw carrots. Add to it the sugar, citric acid. Put the mixture into a saucepan and boil down to simmer (stirring constantly while). Add 200 g of coconut, when the mass begins to thicken. Stir form balls and roll them in coconut flakes (100 g). Our «rafaelki» put into the refrigerator for 2 hours.

A word of advice: you can add a lot of carrot chopped nuts or grated chocolate.

Help yourself with pleasure!
It’s time to cook an amazing carrot and orange loaf. Let’s start!

Carrot and orange roulade

Carrot and orange roulade

You will need:

4 large carrots
3 eggs
3 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons starch
30g margarine
½ cup sugar
a pinch of salt

For filling:

200 g of cottage cheese 1.8% (creamy)
150 g cream 10%
7 tsp Sahara
½ tsp gelatin
zest of half a lemon
For the sauce:
orange juice
3 tsp Sahara
1 tablespoon starch

How to make:
On a fine grater grate raw carrots, put it with margarine for 15 minutes. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar, add the flour and starch. Beat the whites separately with a pinch of salt (up to the peak). By the weight of flour add the carrots, then gently mix with whites. Baking tray lay a baking paper, then grease it slightly with vegetable oil, put the dough and bake 15 minutes at medium heat. When the bake biscuit, cover with a towel and let cool for 10 minutes. Then separated from the parchment.

Filling: sponge cake is baked in a half of cream add gelatin. Wait until it swells, then dissolve it in a water bath, add sugar. Cheese Beat the remaining cream and add the lemon zest. Connect the gelatin mixture with cheese mixture and mix.

Sauce: starch diluted with cold orange juice, add sugar and cook on low heat (to thicken).

Spread half of the sauce on the cake and spread filling on top of the sauce, roll roll. Rolled top roll spread with remaining sauce. Put the roll for 2 hours in the refrigerator. Our roll is ready! Amazing meal!
It’s time to make another delicacy — jam from carrots.

carrot jam

carrot jam

You will need:

1 kg of carrots
1 kg of sugar
3 g of citric acid
Carrots peeled, cut into equal pieces, fill with sugar and leave for a day. Then add a few tablespoons of water and cook in a saucepan (to clear). Add citric acid to the end of cooking. Bon Appetit!
And prepare …

smoothies

smoothies

You will need:

carrot
an Apple
100 g of pineapple
Carrots, apple and pineapple peeled, cut into slices and mix everything in a blender. Pour into glasses and garnish with a sprig of mint. Smoothies are ready to eat. Enjoy tasting!
And in conclusion I would like to offer you to learn how to make a beautiful decoration of carrots.

Carved leaf

Carved leaf

For this purpose it is necessary to wash and dry the carrots, cut the tail tops. Then cut the slices on each side of the middle of carrots and carrot will do a leaf. I cut the tip of the knife two grooves in the center, and then also make a small groove (for lateral veins). Along the edges of the cut teeth, take the form of a leaf.
Enjoy your moments!

Which of the above prescriptions will remain in your piggy bank? And what interesting dishes from carrots, you know? Tell us..

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