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Baby Carrots

Are baby carrots very nutritious? I noticed that my baby carrots have a light white coating after I open the bag. Are they safe to eat?
Baby Carrots

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Baby carrots are a nutritious menu item.  They are high in heart-healthy soluble fiber.  They are naturally low in calories and high in beta carotene, which your body uses to make vitamin A.  Vitamin A helps keep your skin healthy.

If you notice a thin white coating, it means they are getting dried out.  They are safe to eat, though.  You can put them in water a few minutes to rehydrate them.

Be sure to keep baby carrots in your refrigerator in their original bag because it's specially made to keep them fresh.  Keep the bag tightly closed.  Check the "best before" date so you use them at best quality.

 

 

Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

 

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