Jumbo carrots are varieties of carrots that are cultivated to grow to full maturity while still retaining their texture and appearance. Not all varieties of carrots are edible at their jumbo stages. Jumbo carrots must resist greening and cracking, store well, maintain a core color and flavor while still in the ground.
Red carrots are high in lycopene, the antioxidant credited with preventing several types of cancer. They become even more beneficial when juiced or cooked, as the process makes the lycopene more available for your body to use.
Jumbo carrots are perfect for slicing and adding to soups, stews and stocks.