They can be eaten raw or cooked and are among the most versatile culinary ingredients currently in use. Peeled baby carrots are high in fiber and low in calories.
The carrot is one of the most cultivated vegetables inthe world. One of the major festivals dedicated to the carrot is the Ontario Carrot Fest, which is held every year in Toronto, Canada where all of the existing varieties can be seen – including the baby carrot. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) in its World Cancer Report of 2014, the carrot is part of the group of foods that contain antioxidants and phytochemicals, which can help fight against cancer.
All carrots have their origins in Persia (now Iran and Afganistan), but baby carrots were developed at Beechnut Farms in Maryland, USA, during the second world war.
41 calories in 100 grams. This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Manganese. The majority of the calories in peeled baby carrots come from sugars.