Carrots

BCfresh grows carrots in the sandier soils of the upper Fraser Valley, which produces a long and flavourful carrot that is bright in colour and clean in appearance. Carrots are high in Vitamin A, Beta Carotene and a good source of Vitamin C, and potassium.

Baby Peeled Carrots

BCfresh grows selected varieties just for baby peeled carrots.  We choose the varieties for their:

-Consistent orange colour
-Uniform length & uniform diameter
-Sweeter flavour

Local BCfresh baby peeled carrots are available mid-July through January.carrot-availability

Half a cup of baby peeled carrots contains 25 calories and more than enough beta-carotene to benefit eye health, vision, the immune system, and skin.


Nutrition Information

Serving Size Per 80 gram serving of carrots
Energy 36 cal
Protein 0.7g
Fat 0.2g
Carbohydrates 7.8g
Sodium 41mg
Potassium 273mg
 
Source: Fresh Fruit & Vegetable nutrition Encyclopedia Fresh for Flavor Foundation 1991.

A raw snack or a veggie platter.


Steam, boil, sauté, roast, microwave.

Store carrots in the refrigerator. Carrots are topped to prevent dehydration that will cause wilting and toughening. Carrots are one of the least perishable vegetables.

Bunch Carrots

Bunch Carrots are grown for the combination of healthy greens and sweet carrots. Did you know you can even eat the greens? 


Select:
Firm
Clean
Smooth
Well-shaped carrots

Local BCfresh carrots are available July through January.

Imported product (Bestfresh) is available the remainder of year.


Carrots are high in vitamin C and K, potassium, and beta-carotene. Carrots are also high in fiber which aids digestion.


Nutrition Information

Serving Size Per 80 gram serving of carrots
Energy 36 cal
Protein 0.7g
Fat 0.2g
Carbohydrates 7.8g
Sodium 41mg
Potassium 273mg
 
Source: Fresh Fruit & Vegetable nutrition Encyclopedia Fresh for Flavor Foundation 1991.

Raw snack, salads, blanched or roasted


Raw, boiled, blanched, steamed, braised, sautéed, baked, deep-fried, microwaved, or pressure-cooked.

Store carrots in the refrigerator. Carrots are topped to prevent dehydration that will cause wilting and toughening. Carrots are one of the least perishable vegetables.

Medium Carrots

BCfresh grows a few key varieties to harvest mature medium carrots which are:


Select:
Firm
Clean
Smooth
Well-shaped carrots
Available in bags or bulk

Local BCfresh carrots are available July through January.

Imported product (Bestfresh) is available the remainder of year.


carrot-availability

Carrots are high in vitamin C and K, potassium, and beta-carotene. Carrots are also high in fiber which aids digestion.

A side dish, boiled, blanched, steamed, braised, sautéed, baked, deep-fried, microwaved, or pressure-cooked

Grated on salads

Stews and soups

Raw snack

Baked goods, such as cakes and muffins

Carrots are topped to prevent dehydration that will cause wilting and toughening.

Store carrots in the refrigerator at 32°F – 34°F (0°C – 1°C) with relative humidity of 90-95 percent.

Carrots are one of the least perishable vegetables.

Avoid displaying carrots in Store near ethylene-producing fruit such as apples and pears as carrots will develop a bitter flavour.

Jumbo Carrots

Grown mainly for our food service partners, Jumbo Carrots may also be found in your local grocery store, usually as a bulk carrot display or in a 10 lb bag   

Local BCfresh jumbo carrots are available mid-July through January.carrot-availability

While mostly used in food service, Jumbo Carrots have the same nutrition as their smaller cousins.  Jumbos are high in vitamin A and beta carotene, and add color and texture to dishes.


Nutrition Information

Serving Size Per 80 gram serving of carrots
Energy 36 cal
Protein 0.7g
Fat 0.2g
Carbohydrates 7.8g
Sodium 41mg
Potassium 273mg
 
Source: Fresh Fruit & Vegetable nutrition Encyclopedia Fresh for Flavor Foundation 1991.
 

Cubed, julienned or coins.


Boiled, blanched, steamed, braised, sautéed, microwaved and
pressure-cooked.

Store carrots in the refrigerator. Carrots are topped to prevent dehydration that will cause wilting and toughening. Carrots are one of the least perishable vegetables.

Curiosity

Carrot seeds are so small that 2000 can fit in a teaspoon?

Urban Legend

The idea that chlorine causes baby carrots to turn white is a common belief that has been perpetuated by an email hoax letter over the past number of years? See Myth About Baby Peeled Carrots

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