It is believed that the first carrots were cultivated in the Netherlands and Belgium in the 15th century. Two centuries later, after several hybrids, the carrot was spread around the world. Raw and well washed, carrots are a healthy and crispy snack, but they can also be cooked, baked, fried and steamed.

How to prepare

Wash the carrots, cut off the end and peel with a potato peeler. The cooking time is 20 minutes for a whole carrot and seven minutes for sliced carrots.

Cooked: 20 - 25 minutes

Microwave: 6 - 8 minutes

Steamed: 35 - 40 minutes

Buyer's and storage guide

The carrots should have a bright colour, look fresh and without brown spots. Store in a cool dry place or in the crisper section of the fridge. They will can stay fresh for a couple of weeks.


  • Raw out of your hand
  • Carrot parts with dip sauce and something to drink
  • Cooked with potatoes
  • Prepared with onion and apple and a honey
  • Mustard dressing as a side dish
  • Stir-fried in oil
  • Boeuf Bourguignon with meat, onions, spices and potatoes