Carrots: local (2 lb)

Mennonite Co-Op (Elmira, Ontario)

Carrots can be as small as two inches or as long as three feet, ranging in diameter from one-half of an inch to over two inches. Carrots have a crunchy texture and a sweet and minty aromatic taste.

All carrots are low in calories and rich in dietary fiber, vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese. Furthermore, all carrots are good sources of carotenoids. In yellow and purple carrots, lutein represents almost half of the total carotenoids.