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Cleveland Clinic's Top 13 Vegetables

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Top Heart-Health Vegetables: Carrots

Benefits: Vitamins A and C, fiber, carotenoids*

What to look for when buying carrots: Slim carrots with green tops attached are the sweetest. Most “baby” carrots are nubs cut from mature carrots.

Storing: Always remove the greens before placing in the refrigerator. Stays fresh for 2 weeks.

Using: The sugar content in carrots makes them tasty in muffins or cake.

*Carotenoids are phytochemicals with strong antioxidant effects.

You’ll love this Tunisian Vegetable Chili made with carrots.

 
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