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  • How to Choose Carrots
    Look for bright green leaf tops and a smooth exterior. Avoid carrots that are limp, soft, or discolored. The most flavorful carrots are young and skinny. (Baby carrots, cut from a special breed of larger carrot, are tender but less flavorful.)

  • How to Store Carrots
    Carrots keep in the vegetable compartment in a plastic bag for up to 10 days.

    How to Prepare Carrots
    Peel older carrots; younger ones need only a light rinsing or scrubbing. Whiteness on a carrot's skin indicates dehydration: A quick soaking in water should restore its texture and color.

  • How to Use Carrots
    Along with celery and onions, carrots are used to create depth in stocks, marinades, soups, and sauces. They pair well with honey, thyme, cumin, curry, and orange.

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  • How To: Slice and Dice Carrots

    Use your chef's knife to efficiently slice and dice carrot.

     

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