500g. Class 1. With its distinctive bright orange colour, the carrot is one of the most versatile root vegetables around – a result of its sweet flavour, which means it can be used raw or cooked in sweet or savoury dishes. That old wive’s tale about carrots helping you see in the dark isn’t entirely off-target; they’re very high in beta-carotene, which is an important nutrient for maintaining healthy eyes. Use raw in cakes, coleslaw, salads, roast, steam, or boil, then enjoy.