March is the month of the carrot at the Caliços Municipal Market in Albufeira, with the vegetable being sold each Tuesday for €0.35 a kilo. We have all been told that carrots are good for our eyes. In Portugal, it’s common to say that carrots make your eyes beautiful. The fact is, carrots are rich in fibre, antioxidants, minerals and Beta-carotene, which gives the vegetable its orange colour, and is most important as the precursor of Vitamin A in the diet, which consequently is good nutrition for healthy eyes and skin. These are more than enough reasons to eat carrots!