We saw a bag of these the other day at Westside Market and did a double-take. Are we missing something? Are you eating yellow carrots?
We've seen yellow and purple carrots, mostly at the farmers' market, and of course there are orange and yellow bell peppers and orange and purple cauliflower. Vegetables come in all kinds of colors that aren't always the mainstream shade we see in the grocery store.
But we've never seen yellow carrots so uniformly packaged and mass produced. We dug around for some information, and the company pictured above, Cal-Organics, doesn't give specific harvesting or nutritional information that's any different from that of their orange baby carrots.
From what we can gather, yellow vegetables, including carrots, are high in lutein, which is good for your eyes and for preventing macular degeneration. Other than that, they'd simply be pretty on a crudite platter.
Does anyone buy yellow baby carrots? How do they taste?
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