One cup of chopped raw carrots can provide a whopping 428 percent of your daily recommended vitamin A, according to SELFNutritionData.com. It also offers 21 percent of your daily vitamin K, 14 percent of your daily dietary fiber, 13 percent of your daily vitamin C and 12 percent of your daily potassium. Storing carrots properly can keep them fresh longer, allowing you to continue to enjoy these nutrients. With proper care, carrots should last for at least two weeks – though Simone Gabbay of alive.com claims they can stay good for as long as seven months.
Remove the carrots’ tops, if they are still attached. The tops will continue to suck moisture from the carrots themselves, causing the carrots to become limp much more quickly. Removing the tops will significantly delay this process.
Put the carrots into a paper bag or a perforated plastic bag or wrap them in paper towels. This will help prevent them from losing too much moisture.
Place the carrots into the coldest part of your refrigerator. Keep them there, protected from heat and light, until you are ready to use them.
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Morgan O'Connor has been writing professionally since 2005. Her experience includes articles on various aspects of the health-insurance industry for health-care newsletters distributed to hospitals as well as articles on both international and domestic travel.