Jewish Recipes
Jewish Recipes

Home | Jewish Recipes Main Directory | Submit a Recipe | Kosher Dieting | What Blessing do I make over foods? | About Us
Kosher Grocery Store | Kitchenware | Judaica | Jewish Cookbooks | Food and Health | Search Recipes

Jewish Recipes

  Recipes
Cooking Terms
Foods
Spices
  Cookbooks
Dairy
Meat
  Parve
  Baba Ganoush
  Bagels
  Blintz
  Challah
  Charoset
  Cholent
  Etrog
  Farfel
Falafel
Fish
Gefilte Fish
  Hamantaschen
  Hummus
  Jewish Holidays
  Knish
  Kosher Recipes
  Kosher Wines
  Kugel
  Latkes
  Lox (salmon)
  Matzah
  Pita
  Sufganiya
  Tzimmes

Jewish Cooking

  Judaica
Kitchenware
Kosher Symbols
What is Kosher ?
What is a hechsher?

Page Options

Send

Jewish Recipes: Copyright - Disclaimer

Add us to your favorites

|

Jewish Recipes --> Jewish and Israeli Foods --> Carrots

The carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus; etymology: from Late Latin carōta, from Greek καρότον karōton, originally from the Indo-European root ker- (horn), due to its horn-like shape) is a root vegetable, usually orange in color, though purple, red, white, and yellow varieties exist.

It has a crisp texture when fresh. The most commonly eaten part of a carrot is a taproot, although the greens are sometimes eaten as well. It is a domesticated form of the wild carrot Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia. The domestic carrot has been selectively bred for its greatly enlarged and more palatable, less woody-textured edible taproot.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reports that world production of carrots and turnips (these plants are combined by the FAO for reporting purposes) for calendar year 2011 was almost 35.658 million tones. Almost half were grown in China.

Carrots are widely used in many cuisines, especially in the preparation of salads, and carrot salads are a traditional in many regional cuisines.

History

  • Carrots originated in Afghanistan and possibly northern Iran and Pakistan.
  • Queen Anne's Lace is wild carrot which interpollinates readily with carrot and occurs in disturbed ecological areas (roadsides, vacant lots, etc.) all around the world in temperate regions with adequate moisture.
  • Domestication of carrots took the following path:
    900 - 1000 AD: Purple and yellow carrots had been spread from Afghanistan to the eastern Mediterranean.
    1300s: Purple and yellow carrots in western Europe and China
    1600s: Yellow carrots in Japan
    1700s: In addition to purple and yellow, white carrots were reported in Europe with an orange type first reported in The Netherlands and adjoining regions

Today: Orange carrots predominate world-wide although some white types persist in western and eastern Europe (for livestock), some red (not orange) in Japan, some yellow and purple in the Mideast, and some purple, yellow, and red from Turkey to India and China

List of kinds of Carrots

  • Adelaide
  • Amsterdam
  • Autumn King 2
  • Berlikum
  • Bertan
  • Chantenay
  • Carson
  • DanVers
  • Emperor
  • Flakkee
  • Flyaway
  • Ingot
  • Imperator
  • Jeanette
  • Jumbo
  • Juwarot
  • Kingston
  • Maroon
  • Mini-peeled carrots
  • Nanduri
  • Nantes
  • Nigel
  • Supreme Chantenay
  • True baby carrots
  • Yellowstone

 

Sept 2005 - 2013 - Kosher Recipes - Kosher Cooking - Jewish Cooking - Jewish Recipes - Jewish Foods - Kosher Recipes