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The Instacart guide to rainbow carrots

About rainbow carrots

Rainbow carrots come in an array of stunning colors, including deep red, purple, yellow, and white. Carrots were first grown in the 1500s in purple and yellow varieties. They began to grow in a wider range throughout the years, including red, white, and sometimes black. The orange carrots we are familiar with today were first cultivated in the 1600s and were a mix of the red and yellow varieties being bred together. 

The flavor of rainbow carrots is similar to that of the traditional orange carrot. These differences are more prominent in uncooked rainbow carrots. If you cook rainbow carrots before eating, it is unlikely that you will notice a difference in taste.

Rainbow Carrots Near Me

Buy your favorite rainbow carrots online with Instacart. Order rainbow carrots from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

FAQs About Rainbow Carrots

If you buy rainbow carrots with the leafy greens still attached, it is important to remove them when you arrive home. Cut the top of the carrot off before storing it in your refrigerator. This will keep your rainbow carrots fresh, and stop them from drying out prematurely. If you leave the leafy greens on the rainbow carrots, they will lose moisture and become shriveled. Place the rainbow carrots in a bag or container in your crisper or higher in your fridge where the air circulation is cooler. This will help keep them fresh and crisp for up to 10 days in your home. 

Rainbow carrots make any meal look absolutely beautiful. A popular way to utilize rainbow carrots is to roast them in the oven. They make an easy side dish alongside any family meal. 

Alternatively, you may consider using your rainbow carrots in a salad. The variety of color in your bunch of rainbow carrots adds a wide range of nutrition and excitement to what can otherwise be a boring, green salad. 

If you are more of a sweet tooth than someone who enjoys savory meals, rainbow carrots can be used in carrot cake too! They can be a healthy way to make a cake look like a rainbow, with flecks of red, purple, and yellow being seen within the cake. The possibilities are endless!

Due to their exciting colors and lack of exposure in most of the United States, it's easy to assume rainbow carrots are genetically modified. But, they've actually been around a lot longer than the traditional orange carrot. The variety of colors come from a variety of factors that have been cultivated over hundreds of years.

Rainbow carrots can be found at supermarkets, farmer's markets, or other shops across the country. They can also be ordered via Instacart, allowing you to save time and money on your next grocery trip!
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