Not too small, not too big. Oversized carrots tend to lack flavour and can be woody. The same goes for tiny baby carrots that are pale in colour. Look for fresh tops to ensure freshness.
Baby carrots will store in the crisper for up to 3 days, large carrots for up to a week.
Remove the tops before storing.
Tips & Tricks:
When juicing - peel the carrots first for a fresh sweet taste.
Naturopath Rita Cozzi notes that in some countries carrots are used to clean up traces of uranium, heavy metals and all other toxins in the soil.
Even if you don't feel you can justify buying everything organic you should insist on buying organic carrots.
Raw carrots are delicious but when you cook them, cook them beyond the crunchy stage. Roast carrots are delicious and take about an hour to cook.