Storage and Uses
Refrigerate carrots in a mesh bag. Alternatively to retain freshness and for more longevity, trim off the greens and put whole carrots in a container of water and refrigerate. With this method, they stay nice and crunchy. If the water starts to look cloudy, change it with fresh water. Stored this way, carrots can last for even a month with no ill effects and do not wilt easily.
Carrots have a mild, pleasant flavour that is great by themselves or blended with other foods. They are even good for stuffings and in making sauces. Carrot juice is said to be one of the most healthiest drink. Carrot halwa is the most popular Indian sweet made out of this vegetable. Do look up carrot jam as well.
Carrots provide the highest content of vitamin A of all the vegetables. Brightly orange colored carrots have pigments like carotenoids and flavonoids, that provide several antioxidants and act as a defense against cancer.
They aid in maintaining oral health and also decrease the risk of stroke and other heart diseases.