November Food of the Month - Carrots!!
While carrot season peaks in early fall, these nutritious orange delights are available locally from cold storage throughout the winter months and make an excellent side dish to a hearty winter meal! Carrots are an excellent source of Vitamin A, which is a crucial nutrient for healthy vision. Some people worry about the sugar in carrots, but carrots are actually a low sugar food. One half cup of carrots has only 2-3 grams of natural sugar, an amount only slightly higher than most vegetables and significantly lower than the average fruit. Additionally they are high in fiber, which prevents the sugar from spiking your blood sugar, and low in calories. So this November relax and enjoy your carrots!
Article written by Spectrum nutritionist Christina LiPuma, RDN, LDN