The baby carrot is not to be mistaken with the baby-cut carrot. The baby-cut carrot is created from larger deformed carrots, and come in uniform shape, pre-peeled. The baby carrot is actually a smaller carrot in size, harvested when the carrot is less mature. Some say that the younger carrot is often sweeter and more tender than a full grown, which has led to cultivars that are grown to this stage with intention. Carrots are a great source of antioxidant beta-carotene. They’re also noted as being great for cardiovascular health and eye health.
Treat these guys the same way you would a larger carrot. Wash well. Some prefer to peel prior to cooking. Common and easy cooking methods are to boil, steam, roast, or sautee. Boil or steam will cook until crisp and tender. Roast and sautee will cook until easily pierced with a fork.
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