Wednesday, October 20, 2010
All Those in Favor of Fresher Carrots...
I love carrots. But there is big taste difference in fresh carrots versus carrots that have been stored for awhile. If you buy your carrots trimmed and in a bag, chances are that those carrots have been stored in a warehouse. Trimmed carrots, stored in the bag, can be safely kept in a climate-controlled warehouse for up to 6 months and then shipped to your supermarket. They can lose a lot of flavor in that time.
If you buy your carrots (preferably organic) with the greens on them (as pictured above), you can rest assured that the carrots are less than three weeks old and at peak flavor. After three weeks, the greens wither and the stores toss them (or cut them up and put them in their salad bar).