Thursday, March 31, 2011

Produce of the Month: Carrots

Did you know that carrots are a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Potassium?  Carrots are also a good source for Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate and Maganese.

Mom was right.  Carrots do make your eyes shiny!  Beta-Carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin (all found in carrots) are some of the finest nourishment that help the optic system in tip-top condition.               

EAT YOUR CARROTS DAY at Fernbank is set for April 14.  If you are buying lunch that day, choose steamed carrots as your side.  If you are bringing a lunchbox, either bring your own carrots (especially if you prefer them raw!) or purchase a side of steamed carrots from the lunch line. 

1 comment:

  1. Over 500 photos of our Fernbank kids eating their carrots are on display on the monitor mounted outside the library. Stop by and check them out!