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theguardian - 4 days ago

Don’t discard those nutritious carrot tops | Waste Not

Not only do they add a depth of flavour and complexity to a dish, they also aid digestionCarrot tops are a nutritious and versatile ingredient that can be used to replace herbs in all kinds of dishes. We often use the ornate leaves as a garnish at Poco, our restaurant in Bristol. The tops have a slightly bitter flavour, so combine them with other herbs and a squeeze of lemon or vinegar as a counterbalance.While bitter greens add a depth of flavour and complexity, they also aid digestion. There has been little research on the health benefits of carrot tops, but they are rich in nutrients, containing around six times more vitamin C than the root, as well as lots of potassium, calcium and phytonutrients. Continue reading...

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