How to Shred Carrots for a Cake

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Carrots are not only good for you but they provide a number of health benefits as well. By eating just one carrot a day, you have met your vitamin A needs for the entire day. Research has proven that carrots have a protective effect against ultraviolet light, which will keep you looking younger longer.

Things You'll Need

  • Carrots
  • Kitchen knife
  • Cutting board
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Shredder
  • Bowl
  • Wash your selection of carrots under running water and dry them well with a paper towel or a clean kitchen towel eliminating all bacteria.

  • Place your washed carrots on your cutting board and remove both carrot ends cutting off at least 1/4 inch from each end.

  • Peel carrots with your vegetable peeler and discarding all the carrot peels and ends.

  • Determine the size of the desired shred. Since this is for a cake you do not want anything too large or too small, something in the middle would be perfect.

  • Place your shredder over your bowl and run your carrot up and down the shredder several times until the carrot is gone resulting in shredded carrots.

  • Repeat Step 5 until you have enough carrots shredded for your cake.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wash and remove the ends and peels from the unused carrots. Store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container with cold water to keep them fresh.
  • Never cut into your vegetables or fruits without washing them first. By doing so, you will bring the bacteria into the vegetable and fruit.

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