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Carrots in Orange Sauce Recipe

Posted on November 6th, 2019
Carrots Recipe

Orange brings a pleasant sweetness to these carrots in this easy 15-minute side dish—a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dinner spread!

Carrots are beneficial for overall vision health. Being rich in beta-carotene, the carotenoid pigment is an essential precursor for vitamin A. Deficiencies in vitamin A are the leading causes of blindness in the developing world and a lack of vitamin A can also lead to the development of cataracts, macular degeneration, and xerophthalmia (a disease which is characterized by dry eyes, swollen eyelids, and corneal ulcers).

The orange veggie is also a sufficient provider of lutein, which is an important antioxidant. Lutein-rich foods are known to increase the density of pigment in the macula, the yellow-shaped oval area in the center of the retina. As pigment density increases, the retina is further protected and the risk for macular degeneration decreases. Another added boost of vitamin A comes from the orange juice.

FYidoctors patient Jolene Patterson shares her favourite eye-healthy recipe:


8 sliced carrots

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/2 cup sugar

3 tablespoons of flour

1 ¼ cup boiling water

1/4 cup orange juice

2 tablespoons margarine

1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Boil carrots until slightly crisp. Set aside.


  1. Combine salt sugar and flour in a small saucepan. Gradually add boiling water. Cook over medium heat until thick.


  1. Remove from heat and add orange juice, lemon juice, and margarine. Add carrots.


  1. Serve as a side and enjoy. May reheat later.


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Dr Frédéric Marchand, optométriste