Thursday, November 6, 2008

What You Don't Know About Baby Carrots

The small cocktail (baby) carrots you buy in small plastic bags are made using the larger crooked or deformed carrots which are put through a machine which cuts and shapes them into cocktail carrots. Most people probably know this already.

What you may not know and should know is the following: once the carrots are cut and shaped into cocktail carrots they are dipped in a solution of water and chlorine in order to preserve them (this is the same chlorine used in your pool) since they do not have their skin or natural protective covering, they give them a higher dose of chlorine.

You will notice that once you keep these carrots in your refrigerator for few days, a white layer will form on the carrots, this is the chlorine which resurfaces. At what cost do we put our health at risk to have esthetically pleasing vegetables which are practically plastic?

We do hope that this information can be passed on to as many people as possible in the hopes of informing them where these carrots come from and how they are processed. Chlorine is a very well known carcinogen. Pass this information on...


Treasures By Brenda said...

I received an e-mail discussing baby carrots and went in search of more information. As a result, I wrote a page about the innocent little baby carrot at Baby Carrots ~~ When Is A Carrot Not A Carrot. You might enjoy reading it.


xin said...

this is a great piece of info. i didn't know its so gross! say no to baby carrots!