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How to Dehydrate Carrot Tops

You can dehydrate carrot tops! Don’t waste those carrot greens from your garden or the fancy grocery stores again! Incorporate into green powder, or use on their own like parsley!

Dehydrated carrot tops are a spectacular way to add more leafy greens to your diet without ever having to taste a thing!

Carrot top powder in a wooden container surrounded by fresh carrots

Are carrot tops edible?

Yes! Carrot greens are one of the many edible greens that people don’t know are! Along with radish greens, broccoli and squash leaves, sweet potato leaves, and pumpkin leaves, carrot greens are highly nutritious, and rich in protein, minerals, and vitamins. They contain 6 times the vitamin C of the root and are a great source of potassium and calcium.

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A tip to remember: Carrot tops begin to deplete the vitamins and minerals from carrots once picked. So get them in the dehydrator as soon as possible after harvesting carrots or bringing them in from the store.

How to Dehydrate Carrot Greens

Dehydrating carrot greens is an easy first dehydrating project. These easy directions will have you drying carrot tops in no time!

  1. Remove carrot greens from carrots and wash
  2. Strip greens from stems if desired
  3. Place on dehydrator trays. It’s okay to mound them.
  4. Dry at 95F / 35 C for 4-8 hours
  5. Dryness Test: greens should crumble easily
  6. Condition
  7. Store in an airtight container
Carrot tops before and after being dehydrated in a Nesco Snackmaster Jr

How long do dried carrot greens last?

Up to a year. Like other leafy herbs, heat, light, oxygen, and moisture can impact the shelf-life of dehydrated carrot tops. If their color stays true, if you can identify them by smell, they are still good.

Test: Rub the dried carrot greens in your hands. If you can smell them easily, they are still good to use. If you cannot, then it’s time to put them into the compost.

Other Ways to Use Carrot Tops

Carrot greens seem to be wasted all too frequently – here are some fabulous ideas on ways to use these awesome greens!



  • Add to your green powder
  • Color pasta ( 1 tablespoon of powder incorporated into the flour before making pasta)
  • Use in place of dried parsley

More Dehydrating Ideas!

If you love these recipes, be sure to check out these other dehydrating ideas:

Dehydrate Carrots 4 Ways

Dehydrate Parsnips

DIY Super Green Powder

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Carrot top powder in a wooden container surrounded by fresh carrots

Dehydrate Carrot Greens

Creating 'green powder' from dehydrated carrot greens is the perfect way to extend the use of your carrot harvest! It can replace dried parsley in recipes, too!
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Course: Preserved Food
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 46kcal



  • Carrot Tops


  • Remove carrot greens from carrots and wash
  • Strip greens from stems if desired
  • Place on dehydrator trays. It’s okay to mound them.
  • Dry at 95F / 35 C for 4-8 hours
  • Dryness Test: greens should crumble easily
  • Condition
  • Store in an airtight container


Darcy’s Tips

Be sure to use a salad spinner to help remove a lot of the excess water before putting into the dehydrator to cut down your drying time!
  • Replacement for parsley
  • Put into green powder
Condition: Place food into a large glass jar, shake once a day for a week to check for any signs of moisture buildup or sticking that isn’t released by an easy shake of the jar. If you find signs, put it back into the dehydrator to dry more. 
Storage: Store in an airtight container for up to a year in a dark, cool, dry place.


Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 0.3g | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutritional information is an estimation only. Nutrient information for dehydrated foods is based on fresh. Use 1/4 of the servicing size for the same nutrient information. Thus 1 Cup of fresh fruit has the same sugars as 1/4 dried.

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