Military Produce Group Carrots


General Information:

Every refrigerator should have a bunch of crisp carrots stored and ready to enhance the flavors of soups, sauces, salads and desserts.  Fresh, spring carrots have a sweet delicate flavor that is perfect for snacking.  As carrots age, the color deepens which indicates an increase in vitamin A.

Selection and Storage:

Bright orange carrots with a smooth surface are best.  They should be firm and medium sized.  Store in plastic bags in the refrigerator.

Preparation and Cooking:

Wash carrots before use.  Most carrots need to be peeled.  Carrots can be grilled, boiled, steamed, baked or stir-fried.  Carrots are a favorite party tray vegetable, because they are great for dipping and bring a crunch.