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Carrots, Baby, Whole, Snack Pack

Department of Defense fresh fruits and vegetables fact sheet for carrots.

Product Description

Good quality carrots should be firm with a smooth exterior. Color should be vibrant orange to red-orange. Whole baby carrots are pre-washed and ready-to-serve.

Peak Growing Season

Carrots are grown all year in California; however, the peak season is June, July, and October through December.

Uses

Carrots are ideal in sack lunches, on trays, or in salad bars. They are great for dipping in sauces such as ranch dressing or hummus.

Preparation

None.

Storage

For best quality, store carrots at 32–34 degrees Fahrenheit with a relative humidity of 90–95 percent. Store carrots away from ethylene-producing fruits (apples, avocados, and bananas) which may cause carrots to develop a bitter flavor.

Best if Used By

Unopened packages can last from ten to twelve days if the humidity is kept high. Opened packages should be used within two to three days.

Nutrition Facts

Carrots, Baby, Whole, Snack Pack

A 2.60 ounce serving (1/2 cup) of whole baby carrots provides:

Calories 25 kcal
Protein 0.46 g
Carbohydrate 5.93 g
Fat 0.07 g
Saturated Fat 0.09 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Iron 0.64 mg
Calcium 23 mg
Sodium 56 mg
Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
Vitamin C 1.9 mg
Vitamin A 497 RAE
Carrots, Baby, Whole, Snack Pack

A three ounce serving of whole baby carrots provides:

Calories 30 kcal
Protein 0.54 g
Carbohydrate 7.00 g
Fat 0.11 g
Saturated Fat 0.020 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Iron 0.76 mg
Calcium 27 mg
Sodium 66 mg
Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
Vitamin C 2.2 mg
Vitamin A 586 RAE

Sources of Information

Produce Marketing Association [http://www.pma.com/] External link opens in new window or tab.
Produce Oasis [http://www.produceoasis.com] External link opens in new window or tab.
National Agricultural Library [http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/] External link opens in new window or tab.
Dole [http://www.dole.com/] External link opens in new window or tab.

Questions: Amy Bell | abell@cde.ca.gov | 800-952-5609 
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