Carrot Juice|آب هویج

A Voice from Iran

A story by Laleh Chini:

First published at Oct.05.2017

When I was little, I got sick with severe vomiting and diarrhea.  My parents took me to the hospital where I was given an IV for a day or so.


After we were released from the hospital, the doctor recommended my parents to give me lots of carrot juice.


I am not sure if carrot juice really helps to stop diarrhea or not, all I knew at the time was that it was my least favorite vegetable. In Iran, carrot juice is served with two big scoops of vanilla ice cream, in ice cream shops. When it was served like that, I loved carrot juice, but the ice cream wasn’t good for my situation and I had to drink the carrot juice plain.

My parents took me to a famous café near the  Saadi monument directly from the hospital where they…

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