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In this Lesson you will Learn

  1. How to select and store carrots
  2. Should you buy organic carrots?

Carrots are well known for their role in maintaining good eyesight, and in fact, their high vitamin A content truly makes them good for your eyes. Baby carrots, on the other hand, are made from a special type of carrot bred to be sweeter and brighter orange. They are cut into the typical baby carrot shape during processing.1

When selecting carrots, look for smooth, firm carrots (no splitting). If the greens are attached, make sure they look fresh, not wilting. Carrots can be stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks. The starch in the carrots will turn to sugar over time, but this is not a problem—they'll just taste sweeter.

While carrots did not find themselves on the "Dirty Dozen" list this year, they were on the list a few years back, so it might be worthwhile to buy them organic if you can.

Nutrition DNA

The nutrition DNA of one carrot. For example, you can see that 1 carrot covers 204% of your daily need of Vitamin A and 10% of the recommended Sugar intake. Hover over the bars to see which nutrient is covered.


  1. The Kitchn - Where do baby carrots come from?


  1. Selecting and storing: choose smooth firm carrots with fresh looking greens (if attached), store in the fridge
  2. It might be worthwhile to buy organic carrots since they used to be on the "dirty dozen" list.
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