It’s well-known that carrots contain beta-carotene, which is the pro vitamin of vitamin A that is produced in the body. Vitamin A is responsible for skin health, good sight and cell division. But have you thought that carrots are much more than that? They are a fantastic fibre source, high in vitamin C and K thus they fight against cancer. On top of that, if carrots are fermented these vitamins and compounds are better available.
- 1 kg organic carrots, washed
- 1.5 red chili paprika
- 1 dill (this time I used frozen dill, equivalent to one plant)
- 3 handful of raisins (I have small hands)
- 1 % Himalayan salt (10 g equivalent to approx. 1 tbsp)
- 2 tbsp probiotics
- Grate the carrots (use the bigger size of the grater) and chop the dill and the chili as finely as possible.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl by hand. There will be some juice coming from the carrots, as the salt makes them release some juice, plus the probiotics is a little amount of liquid too.
- I usually heat my clean jars in the oven for a short time at low temperature, to dry them properly and to avoid contamination. But it is not that necessary if your jars are dry (I did it without too) as the good bacteria would fight the bad ones.
- Fill the jars with the carrot mixture. Now, make sure to press it down as tightly as possible leaving no air present in the jars. At the end, pour some liquid into the jars, to fill in any possible holes.
- Close the jars, place them on a plate or tray. Keep them at room temperature, though not in the sun. After a couple of days or so the jars might start to release some liquid (that will smell very good already) and “talk to you”. Which would be normal, as it means the bacteria are working.
- After 5 days, your fermented carrot is ready. Wipe the jars with a wet cloth and keep them in the fridge. They can stay for a long time.
Since it contains dill, I really like to eat it with fish. But on a salad or on an avocado-sandwich it is a great topping too. I just love it with everything.. hope you’ll like it too. Enjoy & share it!