Carrots are a long orange root vegetable. Carrots are available all year round. Storage Carrots can be stored in a plastic bag in the crisper of the fridge for up to one week. Nutrition Carrots are an excellent source of beta carotene, which our bodies convert to Vitamin A. Vitamin A, other than promoting overall health, is excellent for eyesight ad promotes good night vision. Ideal Use Carrots are a highly versatile food. They make an excellent healthy snack eaten raw. They are fantastic in salads and stir-fries and they are delicious roasted, as they become very sweet to taste.