The fridge is the best place to store carrots.
Carrots are best stored in the fridge in the high-humidity drawer. Do not wash until ready to use.
Cut off the green leafy tops, if present, from the roots, leaving 2.5 cm of stem on the carrots (otherwise, the tops will draw moisture away from the carrots). The green tops can be stored in a breathable bag in the high-humidity drawer.
If you want to store cut carrots, submerge them in a container of water and place on a shelf in the refrigerator. Store for up to a week and change the water every few days to keep it fresh.
Can I Freeze It?
Cooked or uncooked carrots can be frozen. Remove tops, wash, blanch, drain, cool, chop or purée, and then pack into an airtight container.
You can also add diced carrots to a stock bag and freeze along with chopped onions and celery as a fantastic base for a stew or soup. Raw carrots can also be shredded and frozen in freezer bags and used for baking.
Fresher For Longer
Bendy carrots? Chop off a small slice from each end and place in cold water. They’ll soon perk up.
Only wash your carrots when you’re ready to use them.
Use It Up
Juice your leftover carrots with a touch of ginger and mix with ginger ale, lemonade, lime or coconut milk for an exotic, refreshing, zingy, nutritionally packed juice. Or use them up by grating them for salads, carrot cake or muffins.
Did You Know?
Did you know carrots do not need to be peeled, just washed carefully?
Also, the green tops can be used just like fresh herbs to add colour and flavour to dishes.
Don’t compost the peels. Store inside a freezer bag along with other vegetable peels to make a homemade broth.