Carrots are an orange root vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked. Purple, red and yellow varieties do exist, however, they are less common. It can also be used in sweet or savoury dishes due to their sweet flavour.

Carrot tops or leaves are the green leaves that sprout out the top of carrots and can be used to pull the carrot out the ground. They can be eaten raw in salads, although their taste can be a little bitter, so maybe soften the greens by blanching them and fry them up with olive oil, garlic, and some of your other favourite greens. You can also cook them into a soup or stock.

Carrot leaves are also full of nutrients such as potassium, vitamin C, calcium and magnesium.

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