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, roasted 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!
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.
NY Rock’N Roasted Veggies
These roasted vegetables are sure to delight your whole family - they are easy to prepare and are a great blend!
Orange Glazed Carrots
This dish is loaded with Vitamin A and is a low-cost and yummy way to eat more veggies.
Marinated Carrot Salad
This easy to make salad is a good source of beta carotene. It is a delicious side dish for meat or fish, and travels well for a picnic lunch.
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.
Magenta Root Slaw
Root slaw is a delicious side dish and a great way to get in your vitamins and minerals for the day!
Classic Chicken Soup
This comforting one-pot dish is easy to prepare and perfect for those cold winter evenings!
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.
Black-eyed Pea Soup
This vegan and gluten-free soup will keep you warm and can be made on the stove top or in a slow cooker!
Yummy Eggplant Lasagna Rolls
This lasagna roll is delicious and a great way to get some of your daily veggies in!
Broccoli Chicken Stir Fry with Carrots
This easy, delicious recipe will have your family coming back for seconds!