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Featured Harvest of the Month
rainbow carrots

The Harvest of the Month Featured Produce is

Carrots


Reasons to eat carrots

1/2 cup carrots is

 

  • An excellent source of Vitamin A, providing more than 200% of the Daily Value.
  • A good source of Vitamin K.
  • A source of Vitamin C, fiber and potassium.

 

Fun Facts

 

  • The average person eats 17 pounds of carrots per year.
  • Carrots contain about 90% water.
  • Holtville, California is known as the "Carrot Capital of the World".
  • Carrots were originally purple, white and yellow. The orange carrot was developed in the 16th century.

 

Produce Tips

 

  • Carrots are always in season. You can find them fresh, frozen or canned.
  • Avoid carrots that feel soft or look wilted.
  • If you buy carrots with the green tops, break the tops off before refrigerating . You can add the chopped green tops to soups for extra flavor.
  • Buy rainbow carrots and find out which color carrots your family likes best.