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Best to Buy

Look for firm, bright carrots without cracks on the sides or sprouts where the green tops have been removed.

Prep & Store

If desired, peel just before cooking—or, to retain more juices and nutrients, try scrubbing instead. To preserve their natural sugars and sweet flavor, cook carrots in as little liquid as possible.

Quick & Easy Recipe

Cut carrots diagonally and combine with diced turnips, potatoes, and onions. Toss with olive oil and rosemary, and bake at 400°F (200°C) until tender.

Nutrition Notes

Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A.

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The information presented in the Food Guide is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2016.

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