By Rylee Ahnen, University of Minnesota Nutrition Major
Who doesn’t love a delicious carrot? This root vegetable is a fantastic source of Vitamin A, which is used for many different metabolic functions in our bodies. One of the most important functions of Vitamin A is retinal development, which allows us to have strong and effective eyesight. Vitamin A is also important for maintaining healthy vibrant skin.
One of my favorite carrot recipes is for Orange Glazed Carrots. This can be made as a simple side dish or as the staple of a meal for any carrot enthusiast. My grandma brings it to Thanksgiving every year, and it’s always a favorite.
Orange Glazed Carrots:
(adapted from Great Grandma Ozanich’s recipe)
1 lb Baby Carrots
½ cup Orange Juice
3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Butter
Pinch of Salt
2. Drain water from the pan. Add orange juice and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
3. Mix in brown sugar and butter. Stir until melted.
4. Stir in small pinch of salt. Serve hot.