Glazed Carrot Cake Donuts

This special donut will leave you craving for more. What makes this ‘special’? It has carrots in it! I've never heard of such before, actually. But since I love both, carrots and donuts, this would be worth a try. What about you? What do you have in mind? “We want Glazed Carrot Cake Donuts now!” Ok, before you go frantic, how about we go through carrots first? “You mean we shred carrots first?” No! We will learn more about carrots BEFORE we do anything with it. So who’s with me? *everyone raises their right hand* OK, cool! Now, everyone, please settle down and let’s have a little talk about carrots.

Carrots are a root vegetable. It is orange in colour; however, several other colours also exist like purple, yellow, white and red. Have you ever seen a purple carrot? No? Me neither. Strange, isn't it? Purple carrots. Anyway, the part of it that we eat is the taproot. Carrots’ leaves can be eaten too. The first recorded use of the word ‘carrot’ is in 1530 from the French word ‘carotte’. Carrots’ wild ancestors come from Persia. Persia, (Iran and Afghanistan), is still the ‘centre of diversity’ of wild carrots. At first, they are cultivated due to their leaves’ and seeds’ aroma. Between 2000-3000 B.C., carrot seeds emerged in Switzerland. At the same time, the carrots that we use now are found in Afghanistan.

It is not unbeknownst to us the health benefits of carrots. The most popular of these is, it is good for the eyes. Before, my mother would always blend carrots or make carrot juice. In fact, until now! And this is proven to be true. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which becomes vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A is then transported to our retina and rhodopsin, a “red photopigment in the retinal rods of vertebrates” essential for night vision. They also protect our skin from skin cancer. Vitamin A also helps prevent “premature wrinkling, acne, dry skin, pigmentation, blemishes, and uneven skin tone.” Lastly, carrots shield our teeth and gums from damages. They are the natural toothbrush and toothpaste. “Carrots stimulate gums and trigger a lot of saliva, being alkaline, balances out the acid-forming, cavity-forming bacteria.” Diana Herrington says in the website Care2.

Wonder carrots? Yes! Now, why don’t you start preparing the ingredients so we can have Glazed Carrot Cake Donuts as a delightful snack later? *winks*

Now it is time for you to enjoy! The link to the recipe is found on the "Brooklyn Farm Girl" or check out the website below.

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