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Carrots, Baby

Baby carrots (or more technically, "baby-cut carrots") are fully grown carrots that have been peeled and cut into small, snack-sized rods. California farmer, Mike Yurosek, came up with the idea as a way to sell carrots with slight imperfections that would otherwise go to waste. (Read more on Wikipedia.)

Ever heard that carrots can improve your vision? Well, it’s true! Carrots are the single best vegetable source of vitamin A, a nutrient that plays a key role in eyesight. They actually get their bright orange color from beta-carotene, an organic compound which is metabolized in the body to vitamin A. Just one medium-sized carrot contains 200% of the recommended daily value for vitamin A! (See more carrot nutrition facts at

Refrigerate your unwashed carrots in a plastic bag.