Carrots

Seasonality:

  • Carrots are in season year-round.

Health Benefits of Carrots:

  • Most of the health benefits of carrots are attributed to the beta-carotene and fiber content. Beta-carotenes are converted to Vitamin A in the liver and are a key nutrient in eye health and protecting skin against sun damage.
  • Carrots are also rich in antioxidants, Vitamins A, C, K and B8, folate, potassium, iron, copper and manganese.

How to Select Carrots:

  • Look for smooth, firm, crisp carrots with deep coloring.
  • Avoid soft, wilted or split carrots.

How to Store Carrots:

  • Refrigerate carrots in plastic bag for up to 2 weeks.

How to Prepare Carrots:

  • Always wash before eating.
  • Peel large carrots and remove green tops before cooking or eating.

Fun Facts About Carrots:

  • Not all carrots are orange. Purple, white, red and yellow carrots can also be found.
  • The first carrots were grown as medicine, not food.
  • The biggest carrot recorded is more than 19 pounds and the longest is over 19 feet! 

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