• Carrots

Carrots are one of America’s favorite vegetables.  Their crunchy texture, sweet taste and amazing versatility make them a must have for kids and parents alike.

Availability: 

Green Giant® Fresh Carrots are available year round.

Care & Handling

Selection: 

Quality carrots are well-shaped with firm, smooth exteriors that are a vibrant orange to orange-red. For best quality, tops should be closely trimmed since they tend to decay rapidly.

Storage: 

To preserve flavor and texture, carrots should be stored in their original plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper. If they were purchased loose, place them in a perforated or loosely closed plastic bag.

Preparation: 

Whether serving carrots raw or cooked, they can be prepared in a multitude of delicious (and beautiful) ways. • Cut into sticks • Cut them straight or diagonally crosswise into "coins” • Slice them into julienne (matchstick-size) strips • Grate or shred them quickly in a food processor

Nutrition & Health Benefits: 

The extremely nutritious carrot provides a ton of benefits. But, simply put, carrots are very, very good for you and are the leading source of beta-carotene in the American diet. Beta carotene, which creates the orange coloring in many fresh produce items and was actually named after the nutrient-rich carrot, converts to Vitamin A in the body. There is a link between diets high in Vitamin A and improved eyesight, so eating more carrots could keep you seeing clearly for years to come. Other nutrients and minerals found in abundance in carrots include: • Calcium pectate • Vitamins C, K and B6 • Potassium • Calcium • Manganese

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