International Carrot Day

What is International Carrot Day?
International Carrot Day is the one day of the year when carrot lovers all over the world show their appreciation for the orange vegetable.

In previous years, Carrot Day has been celebrated with Carrot Parties and other root vegetable related shenanigans.

When is International Carrot Day?
International Carrot Day is on Saturday 4 April 2020.

What happens on International Carrot Day?
Traditionally, people come together and enjoy everything from carrot juice and healthy carrot cake to honey carrots and coleslaw. Carrot Day 2020 looks like it might be a bit different though. But just because you won’t be able to join up with like-minded carrot enthusiasts doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate this versatile veg.

What do people eat on International Carrot Day?
Unsurprisingly, it’s the trusty orange root veg which takes centre stage on International Carrot Day. But as one of the world’s versatile veggies, there’s certainly no shortage of recipe ideas. There are so many to choose from including Roasted Carrots with Orange, Moroccan-Spiced Carrot Hummus or even Sri Lankan Carrot Curry.

What should you wear on International Carrot Day?
When it comes to getting dressed on International Carrot Day, there really is no specific dress code but as you might have guessed: make sure it’s orange.

Orange is the only colour?
While the familiar carrot that we all know and love is orange this is actually the newest variety of carrot. Carrots, while originally white, are still available in a variety of colours including purple, red, white, yellow, or black.

How many carrots do we eat a year?
Across the globe, over 35 million tons of carrots are produced each year.

Who’s in the carrot family
The carrot is part of the Apiaceae or Umbelliferae family which makes it a cousin to parsley, fennel, dill and cumin.

What to cook with your carrots on International Carrot Day?
If you’re looking for recipe inspiration on International Carrot Day, we’ve got a selection of recipes which all involve carrot for you to pick from.

If you are cooking meat or fish with your carrots, be sure to make the higher welfare choice when you can and choose RSPCA Assured chicken, bacon, sausages or salmon.

More information on carrots
If you still want to learn about carrots, you can visit the Online Carrots Museum. It’s packed full of recipes, information and the history of this fascinating orange vegetable.

About the author

Jodie Adam

Jodie is RSPCA Assured's Digital Communications Manager. 

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