Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Carrot Tips!

From Brooke Saias, Hazon Food Justice Coordinator

Although most people think of carrots as orange, they come in many different colors. You can get purple, yellow, red and even white varieties from your farmer. Small carrots are available in the summer, while larger, more mature carrots are harvested in the fall.

Storage Tips

-Trim the leafy greens from the top of the carrots. If you don’t, leaves will absorb water from the root and make the carrots soften quickly.

- Carrots will keep for 2 months if they are wrapped in a damp cloth or paper towel in the refrigerator.

-To freeze, slice carrots and boil in water for 5 minutes. Cool them off by immediately putting them in ice water, drain them, and pack in a hard plastic container.


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