- Before deciding how to use a bunch of carrots, snap off a small piece and taste it for bitterness. Carrots that have a bitter flavor are better cooked than used raw.
- Small carrots should be used as soon as possible, while full-size carrots can be stored for up to ten days in the fridge.
- When buying carrots, look for bunches with greens attached. The greens are a good indicator of freshness. Look for fluffy, short greens.
- Organic carrots do not need to be peeled, but make sure you peel nonorganic carrots before eating or cooking them.