Carrots

Photo of carrots

From a crunchy snack to a delicious side dish, carrots are a versatile vegetable that can be found in fresh, frozen, and canned form. All carrots are an excellent source of antioxidants and one of the richest sources of vitamin A available.



Kansas Fruit and Veggie Quick Facts (PDF | 6.66 MB)

Kansas State Department of Education, Child Nutrition & Wellness.

Fact sheets provide origin, availability, nutrition information, trivia, and riddles or activities for over 40 fruits and vegetables.


Carrot Recipes

USDA. NAL. Healthy Meals Resource System.

Quantity recipes containing carrots from the HMRS Recipe Finder database.


Cooking with Fresh Vegetables: Focus on Carrots (PDF | 2 MB)

National Food Service Management Institute.

Provides preparation tips, activities to conduct with young children, and teaching points about carrots. From the Mealtime Memo for Child Care series.


Fruit and Vegetable Fact Sheets

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Set of 30 fruit and vegetable fact sheets with information about: nutrition, uses, description, varieties, and where first cultivated. Available in black & white and color.


Carrots Fact Sheet (PDF | 430 KB)

Mississippi State University Extension Service.

This fact sheet provides growing information, food safety tips, nutrient information, mealtime ideas, fun facts, and ways to involve children in preparation. From One to Grow On: A Garden-Based Learning Program for Preschoolers.


Vegetable Posters (PDF | 6.13 MB)

Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Each of these 18 colorful posters features a different vegetable with simple facts for preschoolers. Page 4 contains a Carrot poster. From One to Grow On: A Garden-Based Learning Program for Preschoolers.


Fresh from the World... Where Your Food Comes From: Carrots

University of Illinois Extension. Urban Program Resource Network.

Interactive Web site can be used to teach children about the origin of their food. Includes fun activities, games, and lots of educational animations on different food histories.


Using & Storing Carrots

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service.

Information on health benefits and how to buy, store and use carrots. Includes several recipes. Also available as a PDF file (46 KB).


Do the Dip Thing: Crunchy Carrots and Ranch Dressing Poster Healthy Eating Posters for School Snack Bars

USDA. ARS. Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine.

30 posters promoting fruit and vegetables choices as snacks, downloadable as 11 x 17 posters. The following poster features carrots specifically:


Carrots

Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network.

Web site contains PDF files of newsletters, recipes, bookmarks, and other nutrition education materials related to carrots. Newsletter and recipes are available in large type.


Carrot Collage Agricultural Research Service Image Gallery

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Provided as a complimentary source of high quality digital photographs available from the Agricultural Research Service Information Staff. Carrot photos include:


Watch Your Garden Grow: Carrot

University of Illinois Extension.

Web site contains in depth information on carrots including varieties, planting and growing as well as selection, storage, nutritional information, home storage, preparation techniques, and recipes.


What Fruits & Vegetables are in Season?

Produce for Better Health Foundation. Fruits and Veggies More Matters.

Discover what fruits and vegetables are available in each season of the year.