Fresh Heirloom Baby Carrot from France
Sweet and orange
Very sweet, with a great texture, these fresh heirloom baby carrots from France are delicious whether eaten raw or cooked.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
These French heirloom baby carrots have a long, thinnish shape, and come in an array of pretty colors—yellow, orange, purple! They have smooth skins that need little peeling, with a crispy inside, a great flavor, and nice crunch.
They have a sweet flavor, and are great as a snack or included in cooked dishes.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
Fresh heirloom baby carrots from France are great to eat raw. Cut them up and serve them as a healthy snack; they’re sweet enough that children will like it. You can also put them in soups and salads, or also roasted. In fact, roast carrots are a very easy appetizer or side for your dinners.
Try this tasty, sweet honey-roasted carrots recipe from Epicurious:
- Cut your French heirloom baby carrots into thirds, crosswise.
- Steam the carrots over salted water for about 5 minutes. Drain and put in a bowl.
- Drizzle with olive oil, and honey, and season with salt and pepper. Toss together until carrots are completely coated.
- Place the carrots in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 450F (230C) for 25 minutes.
- Loosen from baking sheet with a spatula, season more if needed, and transfer to a serving bowl.
A VERY HEALTHY VEGETABLE
Carrots is a classic healthy vegetable. It is rich in antioxidants and vitamins, particularly vitamin C, which boosts your immune system. It contains fiber, potassium, and carotenoids, which help keep your heart healthy, and lowers your risk of cancer. Notably, carrots are filled with beta-carotene, which is an important compound that is good for your eyes, lowers your risk of cataracts, and helps protect your eyes from the sun.
Transfer your fresh carrots into an airtight Ziploc bag, and store them in the coolest part of your refrigerator. Keep them away from apples, pears, and bananas, as the ethylene gas they release will exacerbate the carrots’ deterioration. Consume within 1 month.