Baby Carrots are not miniature or young carrots. They are adult carrots with imperfections that have been cut and peeled for commercial use.
Their color and skin is often preserved by soaking them in chlorine water. The concept was developed to find a way to sell carrots that would otherwise be discarded.
Baby Carrots are often enjoyed raw with dip, or added to stir fries and other cooked dishes.
full-sized carrots that have been sliced and peeled to make carrot sticks of a uniform shape and size.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Cook carrots in a small amount of water until they are tender, or save time and cook them in the microwave. Season with dill, tarragon, ginger, honey, brown sugar, parsley, lemon or orange juice.
Conserving and Storing
During storage air can dry out the surface of carrots due to lack of humidity. The carrots may also shrivel due to the lack of moisture.
Storing them in the refrigerator will preserve their flavor, texture, and the beta carotene content. Do not store them with fruits. Fruits produce ethylene gas as they ripen. This gas will decrease the storage life of the carrots as well as other vegetables. This is why it is best to store fruits and vegetables separately.