In Season: In the Summer months. In addition to organic carrots from Australia, SuperNature now stocks Black Knight, Nantes, Rainbow and peeled baby carrots all from the US.

Health Benefits: Carrots are a valuable source of antioxidants as well as a host of other nutrients. Eating them has been found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, inhibit the growth of colon cancer cells and even slow down signs of aging. In addition, the lycopene in red carrots protects you from cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer; lutein, the xanthophylls carotenoid in yellow carrots decreases the risk of macular degeneration in your eyes; and the anthocyanins in purple carrots are especially powerful antioxidants.

How to Prepare: Enjoy them raw in salads, steamed then marinated, sautéed, oven-roasted or even in soups.

What to Look For: Choose carrots that look firm and have smooth, unblemished skin. They should not look withered, or have discoloured or soft spots. Fresh-looking tops are a good indication of the freshness of the carrots.

How to Store: Carrots are best stored loosely wrapped in plastic and refrigerated without the tops, to keep them moist. Fresh carrots can last several weeks in the fridge.

You’ll find one of the widest selections of organic carrots in town at SuperNature Forum. Also available through our eShop.