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Roasted Vegetable Soup
Published: 10/26/2012

This delicious, vegetable-filled broth can be served by itself or used as a base for other soups. This recipe oven-roasts the vegetables before adding to the soup liquid, enhancing their flavor. The aroma of the roasted vegetables will evoke memories of old-fashioned, home-style meals. It’s comfort food at its finest.

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Carrots are one of the richest sources of carotenoids, potent antioxidants found mainly in red, orange and yellow fruits and vegetables. A review of six studies looking at the connection between carotenoid-rich diets and prevention of heart disease found a positive correlation; in one of these studies, those who consumed at least one daily serving of carrots or squash had a 60 percent decrease in heart attack risk compared to those eating fewer than one serving. One of the carotenoids found in carrots, beta-carotene, is a potent antioxidant and precursor of vitamin A, making it an essential component of eye health. The liver converts beta-carotene to vitamin A, which travels to the retina and is further transformed into rhodopsin, a pigment that is necessary for night vision.

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