Carrots can also be found in purple, white, red or yellow. Carrots were the first vegetable to be canned commercially.
How to Select
Choose well-shaped, smooth, firm, crisp carrots with deep color and fresh, green tops. Avoid soft, wilted or split carrots.
How to Store
Refrigerate in a plastic bag with some air holes. Carrots can last 4-5 months if packed in moist sand and stored in a cold root cellar at 32-40 degrees.
How to Prepare
Rinse with cold water. Trim off tops & bottoms. Add to salads, have as a snack with dip. Carrots can be steamed, microwaved, or boiled until tender.
Recipes with this vegetable
Fall Favorite Lentil Stew
Try this delicious stew with a dollop of plain fat-free regular or Greek yogurt. This recipe will warm you up on a chilly evening!
Oatmeal, carrots, and raisins are full of fiber and natural sweetness. They fill you up and get you ready for the day. These muffins also freeze well so you can make them ahead and take them out as you need them!
Greens with Carrots Julienne
Try the sweet taste of carrots contrasted with kale in a yummy soy sauce marinade!
Garden Sloppy Joes
Add your favorite veggies and your favorite meat to create your own version of this kid-friendly meal.
Peach and Carrot Smoothie
Kids love this peachy-keen smoothie which sneaks in a colorful and nutritious vegetable-carrots!
Orange Glazed Carrots
This dish is loaded with Vitamin A and is a low-cost and yummy way to eat more veggies.
Adding a sweeter veggie like carrots to pancake batter is a great way to add more nutrients, fiber, and energy to a breakfast!
Yummy Eggplant Lasagna Rolls
This low-carb version of lasagna is a great way to get some of your daily veggies in!
This colorful, nutritious dip is delicious with sliced vegetables such as carrots, celery or jicama.
Barley and Lentil Soup
Lentils add a filling, lean protein to this tasty, warming soup. Consider making extra to store in the fridge for up to 4 days. You may need to add extra liquid when you reheat.
Boiled Chinese Dumplings
Boiled Chinese dumplings are delicious and fun to make. If you're feeling adventurous, try a dumpling making party--your kids will love it! These dumplings are traditionally served for the Chinese New Year.