S & L Produce, Inc.

Carrots

RETAIL

Always display on refrigerated racks and keep sufficiently moist to keep from wilting. If bunched carrots are displayed, tops should be fluffed so air can circulate, and keep them sited to maintain freshenss.
Bulk carrots frequently are purchased for juicing by customers who have their own juice machines.

Placement

Shredded carrots and carrot sticks can be merchandised in the fresh-cut section along with dips. Cooking vegetables, such as cabbage, turnips, and squash, are a popular spot for cello-wrapped carrots.

Because bunched or bulk carrots are misted, it's a good idea to position them next to salad vegetables such as endive and greens in the misting section. No matter what cut styles are offered, dedicate an entire section to the carrot line for increased sales.

Value-Added

Bags and over wrapped trays of different carrot cuts are popular by themselves, or with vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, celery in small portions and in party-size trays. Merchandising vegetable dips near the display can add to impulse buying. Also, place baby carrots in front of salad mixes in a multi deck salad case.

With its high vitamin A content, freshly made carrot juice is becoming more popular in the produce department.

FOOD SERVICE

Carrots can be cooked by boiling, blanching, steaming, braising, frying, sautéing, baking, deep-frying, microwaving, and pressure-cooking. They are good in salads or as a side dish.

Use carrot sticks as drink stirrers. Carrot curls make an attractive garnish.

If whiteness appears on carrots, a quick bath of ice water will freshen theme.

Most product is sold without tops, which draw moisture from the roots. Carrots without tops, therefore, will store better.

Return unsold carrots to cold storage at the end of the day. This permits cleaning of the display and helps ensure proper rotation.

NUTRITION

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the following nutrient content descriptors for carrots: fat-free, saturated fat-free, low-sodium, cholesterol-free, a good source of fiber, and high in vitamin A.

Details

Temp

33-35°F

Humidity

98-100%

Mist

Lightly

Shelf Life

28-180 days

Nutrition

Serving Size:
1 medium carrot (78g)

Calories

35

Total Fat

0g (%)

Saturated Fat

0g (%)

Cholesterol

0mg (%)

Sodium

40mg (2%)

Total Carbs

8g (3%)

Dietary Fiber

2g (8%)

Sugars

5g

Protein

1g (2%)

Vitamin A

270%

Vitamin C

10%

Calcium

2%

Iron

0%

For reference only.
Percent values based on
2,000-calorie diet.