Carrots are a crunchy root vegetable that are high in vitamin A. You can cook carrots into dishes such as casseroles and soups, or eat them raw as a crunchy and healthy snack. While it is common to peel carrots, a carrot’s skin contains nutrients and fiber. Clean carrots without peeling them by assembling the proper tools and being careful to get rid of all dirt and pesticides.
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Wash all surfaces and utensils, especially if you have handled raw meat or poultry. Make sure your knife and cutting board are clean.
Wash your carrots thoroughly under cold water to remove dirt. Use your fingers to remove all visible dirt and residue from the carrots.
Scrub the carrots with a vegetable brush under lukewarm water. Avoid all soaps, washes or bleaches. Scrub well for a few minutes. Make sure all the dirt is removed from your carrots.
Place the carrots on the cutting board. Cut off the long green stems and any dirt that might be in them.
References and ResourcesOhio State University Extension: Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Carrots
Colorado State University Extension: Guide to Washing Fresh Produce