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How to Shred Carrots

Shredded carrots are part of many recipes, whether savory or sweet. This article will advise you on the best way to shred carrots quickly and safely using a hand box grater.
Course Vegetables
Cuisine American
Keyword Vegetable Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 carrots
Calories 25kcal


  • 2 carrots fresh, mid-sized


  • Wash the carrots with any residual dirt on the surface under warm water. Use a vegetable brush or a washing sponge.
  • Use a knife to cut about ¼ inch off each end of the carrot: the tip and the point where the green leaves come out.
  • Peel the carrot skins with a peeler. Remove stains and other visible blemishes from the surface.
  • Hold the grater firmly in your left hand (if you are right-handed) and place it in a large bowl or on a cutting board.
  • Take the carrot in your right hand; shred it up and down on the side of the grater with small holes.


  • This method is suitable for grating smaller quantities of carrots. It is a quick and easy technique, but it can be physically demanding and requires a little practice to get the right angle and pressure on the grater to avoid injuring your fingers.
  • There are different ways to shred larger quantities of carrots. For example, a good option is to use a food processor if you have one.
  • STORAGE: Use the freshly grated carrots immediately in the recipe. If you don't intend to use it immediately, place the carrots in ziplock bags or an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator or freezer. While carrots will last 5-7 days in the fridge, they can last up to several months in the freezer.


Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 10191IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg