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!