Carrots are well known and the benefits of carrots are legendary. Carrot roots have a crispy texture and sweet mint aromatic taste. Carrots are hardy vegetables that, if properly stored, will last longer than many others. Store them in the coolest part of the refrigerator in a plastic bag or wrap in a paper towel. Carrots should be stored away from apples, pears, potatoes and other fruits and vegetables that produce gaseous ethylene, as this will cause the carrots to become bitter.