Baby Orange Carrots
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This item was last sold on : 03/13/23
Baby carrots are small in size, averaging 7-10 centimeters in length, and are slender, cylindrical, and conical in shape with slight tapering to the non-stem end. The skin is smooth and firm, varying in color depending on the variety, and is covered in small root hairs. Underneath the surface, the flesh is crisp, tender, and dense, also varying in color, but the most popular Baby carrots are typically grown from orange varieties. Baby carrots are crunchy with a sweeter flavor than full-grown, mature carrots.
Baby carrots are available year-round.
Baby carrots, botanically classified as Daucus carota subsp. sativus are edible, underground roots that have been harvested prematurely and are members of the Apiaceae family along with parsnips, celery, and parsley. There is some confusion on what is considered a Baby carrot, and there are two main types that are mistakenly interchanged known as true Baby carrots and baby-cut carrots. True Baby carrots are bred and cultivated specifically to be harvested before they reach full size and are depicted in the photo above. There are many varieties of carrots that can be marketed under the Baby carrot name, including Nantes, Five Star Baby, Purple Dragon, and Shin Kuroda. The other type of small carrots is known as Baby-cut carrots. These roots are manufactured carrots which are ground down and shaped into thumb-sized carrots. Baby-cut carrots often overshadow true Baby carrots in the commercial marketplace, but Baby carrots, in general, are favored for their small size, crisp consistency, and sweet flavor.