Celeriac (Celery Root)

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Storage
Store in plastic bags in the refrigerator where it won’t dry out. Celeriac needs high humidity in order to stay crisp, so put a few drops of water in your plastic bags. Under these conditions, it can easily keep until May! 
Cooking tips
Boil and mash as you would potatoes (with copious amounts of cream and butter, if you like).
Slice and add as a garnish for Bloody Marys.
Whatever you choose to do, be sure to peel the ugly outer layer first!

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Arugula

Arugula is a peppery green and is a member of the mustard family.

Nutrition
Arugula is very low in calories and is high in vitamins A and C. A 1/2 cup serving is two calories.

Storage
Keep arugula refrigerated (32-36°F), stored in a perforated plastic bag, away from fruits to avoid deterioration.

AKA
It is also known as rocket, roquette, rugula and rucola.

Origin
In Roman times Arugula was grown for both it’s leaves and the seed. The seed was used for flavoring oils.  Arugula seed has been used as an ingredient in aphrodisiac concoctions dating back to the first century, AD. (Cambridge World History of Food).

Cooking tips
The leaves are mostly eaten raw in salads, although sometimes gently cooked or pureed in sauces and pestos.

Substitutions
watercress, dandelion greens.

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Carrots

General Facts
Although carrots are shipped around the country from California throughout the year, locally grown carrots are in season in the summer and fall when they are the freshest and most flavorful.
As you may have suspected, carrot has the highest beta carotene content of all veg. So they are good for your eyesight and many other things. Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotenes. Carrots’ antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer and also promote good vision, especially night vision.
Carrots are a member of the parsley family. Relatives to the carrots are celery, parsnip, fennel, dill and coriander.

Nutrition
1 cup of chopped carrots is just 52 calories and a fiber bonanza with a solid 4 grams. it also contains 6 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein. Vitamin wise, this cup of carrots has 428% of the daily reccomended intake of A! A powerhouse offering 13% of your vitamin C intake and a good source of folate, B6, and magnese.

Storage
Remove green tops, rinse, drain, & store in plastic bags in coldest part of the fridge. Add a bit of water in the bottom of the bag; Store away from apples & pears.

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