Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Those Cute Little Baby Carrots.....
So my Dad was telling me some disturbing info about these cute little baby carrots that we are all so fond of at the grocery store. You know, no peeling required, just open and eat. Well, after hearing the details, these cute little carrots are not so cute anymore. What the tale is is that these carrots are the centers of the deformed ,old carrots that no one wants. After they are carved down into the cute baby carrots, they are soaked into a mixture of water and chlorine. This is how they are preserved because they no longer have their skins as a barrier. If you notice, sometimes you can see a white film on the carrots. You don't see that on the real deal long variety in the packages. This story seemed quite logical, I mean, why would a company waste a good carrot to just get to the middle. I checked out snopes and a few other sites and yep, it's true. There may be one company that doesn't do this but I haven't found it. Convenience never pays. Is it really so hard to peel and slice a carrot? Have you noticed how good the real carrots taste after you have eaten the chlorine baby carrots for so long or even a garden carrot? I bought some local organic carrots last week and couldn't believe the flavor and the crunch. The best part is that they are even cheaper! Why are we all so sucked into convenience that we will trade it for value? Now, this is one more thing I will have to cross off my list at the stores, no more baby carrots. Time to pull out the peeler. And just in case you didn't know, you don't want to eat chlorine. I am sure it also strips away many of the nutrients in the carrot as well. As always, eat your food naked. Just like God made it.
Posted by Shari Goodman at 9:09 PM