The rainbow-hued carrots are considered a novelty. The colored carrots have similar flavor and texture to the standard orange carrot and can be used in exactly the same way. They can be a great addition to add color and crunch to appetizers, salads, and entrees.
Baby (or mini) carrots are harvested young and usually very tender and sweet. Because they are already peeled, baby carrots are a quick and easy snack for people of all ages. Enjoy baby carrots on their own, add them to your vegetable platter, or roast them with a little olive oil for an easy side dish.