Baby Carrots Bunch are jam-packed with nutrition. They are a perfect accompaniment to your next roast or simply a healthy small snack on the go or for the kids lunch box! Carrots are a potent source of antioxidants in your diet, including lycopene, beta-carotene and vitamin A.
Regular carrots have higher levels of vitamin C and beta-carotene, but both kinds of carrots deliver plenty of nutrition for the calories. And if your kids are ten times more likely to snack on baby carrots than regular ones, that alone makes baby carrots more nutritious (for them).
The immature roots of the carrot plant are sometimes harvested simply as the result of crop thinning, but are also grown to this size as a specialty crop. Certain cultivars of carrots have been bred to be used at the “baby” stage. One such cultivar is ‘Amsterdam Forcing’. This process was developed at Beechnut Farms, bought by Zellwin Farms. These farms originally developed food for WWII, but wanted to sell food for civilians. A team of two led the research. From an interview, they were originally to be called “carettes”. According to Dole, baby carrots are sweeter and more tender than full-grown carrots.
Fresh baby carrots are available from Jesmond Fruit Barn in store or from our online shop.