Carrots! Carrots! Carrots! A rich source for the well known antioxident beta-carotene, carrots compliment almost any dish! From soups, salad, stir frys, a simple side dish, or just a healthy snack, carrots are a great vegetable to have on hand. Luckily, they are a hearty root vegetable and can last a little longer than some of our other favorites if stored correctly.
If you purchase carrots with their tops: Cut the tops from the carrot root before storing. Why? The tops will pull moisture from the root, causing the carrots to dry out at a faster rate.
*Store carrot roots in a plastic bag and keep refrigerated. If you notice condensation forming, a little paper towel can help!
*If consuming the tops, lightly wrap in paper towel, place in a plastic bag, and store in the refrigerator. Be sure to use them within a day or two, since carrot greens wilt pretty quick.