Carrots are a great all-rounder vegetable since they are delicious when cooked, grilled or raw
In Ishikawa, carrots are harvested in early summer and winter, and cultivated mainly in dunes. Carrots grown in dunes are characterized by their delicate skin and glossy color. Carrots harvested in winter have increased sweetness. The colder it becomes, the sweeter they are. Carrots are one of the few root vegetables that are green-yellow in color, and contain a lot of carotene and calcium. They are an all-rounder vegetable suitable for uses, such as being cooked with other vegetables, kinpira gobo (braised burdock root), tempura, fried dishes, as well as eaten raw as sticks and in salads.
Early November to late December