Despite its small size, baby carrots are as nutritious as large carrots. Baby carrots have a firm and crunchy texture with a slight, sweet taste. They are loaded with vitamins and low in calories, making it ideal as a raw or steamed snacking vegetable.
Just like regular carrots, baby carrots are packed with a powerful punch of vitamin A and carotenoids that help in maintaining healthy eyes. They are also high in beta-carotene, vitamin C, and are a good source of soluble fiber, which may lower cholesterol levels, reduce diabetes risk, and lower the chances of colon cancer.
Baby carrots can be cooked or eaten raw. For easy, healthy, raw snacking, place baby carrots in a bowl of cold water, cover with plastic wrap or sealable lid, and keep in refrigerator. Don’t forget to change the water once a day. This way, the baby carrots will keep fresh and crunchy for up to a week.