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Colorful carrots come from Colorado

 

Last updated 7/8/2020 at 12:48pm

Courtesy of USDA ARS; Photo by Stephen Ausmus

Carrots come in a wide array of colors.

Every year, more than 2,000 acres of carrots are harvested in Colorado. This vibrant root veggie comes in the familiar orange color, but also look for purple, red, white and yellow varieties. Choose smooth, firm and crisp carrots, avoiding those that are soft, wilted or split. Carrots are fat free, low in sodium and provide an excellent source of Vitamin A and a good source of Vitamin C. Look for Colorado carrots at your local farmers› market, grocery store, at restaurants across the state, and at www.ColoradoProud.org. 

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